What was the objective of Article 31 C of the Indian Constitution?
The twenty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution in 1971 added a new clause, Article 31 C, to the Constitution. Article 31 C was of a drastic character. The avowed objective underlying Article 31-C was to usher in the country at an early date the era of a socialist pattern of society. Article 31-C had two parts. The first part protected a law giving effect to the policy of the state towards securing the principles specified in Articles 39 (b) and (c) from being challenged on the ground of infringement of the Fundamental Rights under Article 14, 19 and 31. The second part of Article 31 C originally sought to oust the jurisdiction of the courts to find out whether the law in question gave effect to the principles of Articles 39 (b) and 39 (c).