Criticism of the Amendment Procedure
Critics have criticised the amendment procedure of the Constitution on the following grounds:
Similarly, Dr B R Ambedkar observed in the Constituent Assembly that, ‘The Assembly has not only refrained from putting a seal of finality and infallibility upon this Constitution by denying the people the right to amend the Constitution as in Canada or by making the amendment of the Constitution subject to the fulfilment of extraordinary terms and conditions as in America or Australia, but has provided for a facile procedure for amending the Constitution’.
K C Wheare has admired the variety of amendment procedures contained in the Constitution of India. He said, ‘this variety in the amending process is wise but rarely found’. According to Granville Austin, ‘the amending process has proved itself one of the most ably conceived aspects of the Constitution. Although it appears complicated, it is merely diverse’
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