What is Article 355 of the Indian Constitution?

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Overview:

The Central Government recently promulgated Article 355 in Manipur to take charge of the security of the state.

About Article 355 of the Indian Constitution:

  • It is a part of emergency provisions contained in Part XVIII of the Constitution of India, from Article 352 to 360.
  • It empowers the central government to take all necessary steps to protect a state against internal disturbances and external aggression.
  • This article empowers the Centre to take necessary steps to protect a state from any kind of threat, be it internal or external. 
  •  The provision is designed to ensure that the government can act swiftly and decisively in the event of any disturbance or threat to the peace and security of the country.
  • Exact definition:
    • The exact definition of Article 355 in the Constitution of India is, “It shall be the duty of the Union to protect every State against external aggression and internal disturbance and to ensure that the government of every State is carried on in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution.”

 


Q1) What is Article 356 of the Indian Constitution?

Article 356 of the Constitution of India is based on Section 93 of the Government of India Act, 1935. According to Article 356, President's Rule can be imposed on any state of India on the grounds of the failure of the constitutional machinery.

Source: Centre takes over Manipur’s security after fresh violence, shoot-at-sight order for ‘extreme cases’