Civics

Why Do We Need A Parliament?

Question:

The Role of the Parliament

Answer:

Indian Parliament was created in 1947
Indian Parliament is an expression of the faith that people of India have in principles of democracy.
The principles of democracy are participation by people in the decision-making process & govt by consent.
The Parliament in our system has immense powers as it is the representative of the people.
The Lok Sabha is usually elected once every five years.
Country is divided into numerous constituencies, each electing one person to the Parliament.
Once elected, these candidates become Members of Parliament or MPs.
These MPs together make up the Parliament.
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Why Do We Need A Parliament?

Q 1.

How was the system of law during ancient times in India?

Q 2.

What is a constitution?

Q 3.

Mention the different categories under which Law can be classified.

Q 4.

How is a National government selected?

Q 5.

Mention some of the common laws that govern us.

Q 6.

What is a constituency?

Q 7.

How is a new law introduced in Parliament?

Q 8.

Law-Making

Q 9.

When was the Hindu Succession Amendment Act revised?

Q 10.

What was the Sedition Act?

Q 11.

Mention the 2 houses of the Indian Parliament.

Q 12.

Write in your own words what you understand by the term the "rule of law". In your response include a fictitious or real example of a violation of the rule of law.

Q 13.

Who designed the Parliament house in India?

Q 14.

The Role of the Parliament

Q 15.

What is an EVM?

Q 16.

State Article 14 of the Indian constitution.

Q 17.

Rajya Sabha

Q 18.

Lok Sabha

Q 19.

To Control, Guide & Inform the Government

Q 20.

To select the National Government

Q 21.

What are the basic ideals of a democracy?

Q 22.

Re-read the storyboard on how a new law on domestic violence got passed. Describe in your own words the different ways in which women"s groups worked to make this happen.

Q 23.

Write a brief note on the Rowlatt Act.

Q 24.

What is the purpose of a Parliament?

Q 25.

Write in your own words what you understand by the following sentence on page 44-45: They also began fighting for greater equality and wanted to change the idea of law from a set of rules that they were forced to obey, to law as including ideas of justice.

Q 26.

Why do you think the nationalist movement supported the idea that all adults have a right to vote?

Q 27.

What are the three major duties of the Parliament?

Q 28.

Why Do We Need Parliament?

Q 29.

Write a brief note on the Members of Parliament.

Q 30.

People & their representatives

Q 31.

Write a short note on Lady Justice.

Q 32.

What was the main principle of the Indian constitution?

Q 33.

State two reasons why historians refute the claim that the British introduced the rule of law in India.

Q 34.

What is "Question hour" in Parliament?

Q 35.

How can all the citizens participate in the decision-making process of the government?

Q 36.

Write a brief note on the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.

Q 37.

Discuss with your teacher the difference between a State Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) and the Parliament (Lok Sabha)