What is the 16th Amendment Act?

By Shivank Goel|Updated : September 5th, 2022

The 16th Amendment Act of 1963 maintains that further limitations be imposed on the rights to freedom of speech and expression, to gather peacefully, and to form associations in the interest of India's sovereignty and integrity.

The 16th Amendment Act included the concept of sovereignty and integrity in the oaths and declarations that are supposed to be made by members of the legislature, ministers, judges, and CAG of India.

The 16th Amendment Act, 1963

The 16th Amendment Act was also called the Constitution (Sixteenth Amendment) Act 1963. The abovementioned amendment was made to various clauses in Article 19 of the Indian constitution.

Maintaining the integrity and sovereignty of the country was the main point behind the amendment. It added a few more restrictions to the fundamental right to speech and expression of the Indian citizens in order to prevent any such activity which may hurt the integrity of the nation. It maintains that any kind of social group must be formed in a peaceful manner abiding by the laws, and should be done with the idea of protecting India's sovereignty and integrity at all costs. It also demands the same from the government servants that they maintain the same while taking oaths ahead of their undertaking of responsibility.

Related Questions:-

Comments

write a comment

FAQs

  • The amendment of the 16th Amendment Act of 1963 was made to various clauses in Article 19 of the Indian constitution.

  • The 16th Amendment Act was also called the Constitution (Sixteenth Amendment) Act, 1963.

Featured Articles

Follow us for latest updates