What is meant by the doctrine of eclipse?

The doctrine of eclipse means that an existing law inconsistent with a Fundamental Right, though becomes inoperative from the date of the commencement of the Constitution, is not dead altogether. It is overshadowed by the Fundamental Right and remain dormant, but is not dead. It is a good law if a question arises for the determination of rights and obligations incurred before the commencement of the Constitution.

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