Q. Which of the following words are found in the Objectives Resolution of 1946?
1. Sovereign
2. Justice
3. Equality
4. Integrity
5. Fraternity
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] 1, 2 and 3 only

[B] 1, 2, 3 and 4 only

[C] 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

[D] 1, 2, 3 and 5 only

Answer: B

On December 13, 1946, Jawaharlal Nehru moved the historic ‘Objectives Resolution’ in the Assembly. It laid down the fundamentals and philosophy of the constitutional structure. It read: 

  • “This Constituent Assembly declares its firm and solemn resolve to proclaim India as an Independent Sovereign Republic and to draw up for her future governance a constitution”. 
  • Where in shall be guaranteed and secured to all the people of India justice, social, economic and political; equality of status of opportunity, and before the law; freedom of thought, expression, belief, faith, worship, vocation, association and action, subject to law and public morality; and 
  • Where by shall be maintained the integrity of the territory of the Republic and its sovereign rights on land, sea and air according to justice and the law of civilized nations. 

Source: Laxmikanth