Rule of Law in India

  • Shivangi Gupta and Astha Goel
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  • Shivangi Gupta

    Student at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India

  • Astha Goel

    Student at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India

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In the ancient times, the Indian philosophers and thinkers have attributed great significance to the concept of Rule of Law and even considered this theory superior to the kings and the rulers, thus giving rise to the doctrine of supremacy of law. The doctrine of ‘Rule of Law’ is considered as a building block of the modern democratic society. In today’s world, people and their ideas are erupting into conflict and disorder that is becoming polarised and politicised. The 21st century can be characterized by a lack of stability and order. Unfortunately, it is clear and obvious that democracy and its principles are disintegrating. Some democratic ideas promote stability and accountability in our society. The concept of the “Rule of Law” is one of the main characteristics of a strong, free, and effective democracy but this term has not been defined anywhere in the Indian Constitution. The term “Rule of Law” is derived from the French phrase “La Principe De Legalite”, which means to “The Principle of Legality”. The purpose of this paper is to analyse Rule of Law in India by emphasising on various features in the Indian Constitution that upholds this concept. Further explaining it with the help of some landmark judgements.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 2833 - 2838


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