Constitution Of India
Introductory Statement of Purpose
We the citizens of the Region of India, to keep order and peace in this long standing community, hereby establish this constitution as the supreme law of the region, upkeeping the legal and civil peace through the future administrations of this region; let the Constitution of India be a permanent guide to all present and future residents.We the people of India, agree to the constitution and pledge to protect and follow it.
Article 1: The Basic Provisions of the Indian Region
Section 1: The Region of India is a free and open democracy, which shall be sovereign and endowed with a constitutional structure. Violation of the constitutional structure, or attempts to violate the democratic rights and freedoms this constitution endows on its citizens shall be deemed as treason against the region.
Section 2: The flag of the Indian Region shall be established through common legislation in the Parliament of India. The official flag of India shall be the official governmental seal and standard.
Section 3: The official languages of the Region of India shall be Hindi and English. The government may introduce additional recognized languages through statutory law.
Section 4: Citizenship in the Region of India shall be a constitutional institution, regulated by the Parliament of India, in coordination with the provisions of this constitution. Nations must have a world assembly member nation within the region of India in order to gain citizenship, or otherwise must provide justification to the government of India for a lack of World Assembly status. Further provisions for citizenship may be provided for in law passed by the Parliament of India.
Section 5: Any changes including the amendment, repeal, or revisal of any provision of this constitution must meet the standards imposed by the constitution. No amendment to this constitution may be made to limit or otherwise restrict the democratic freedoms of the citizens of India. Amendments to the Constitution of India must be proposed and passed by the Parliament of India in a majority vote of the body, and then must be referred to the population of India in a referendum, where the majority of the region must vote in favor of the amendment in order for such action to take effect.
Section 6: The right to vote in regional or interregional elections within the Region of India shall be limited to those nations who shall hold citizenship status, and be officially registered with the Indian government.
Section 7: The RMB is considered a public forum, and posts on this platform, or any platform administered by the Indian government, shall be protected under the freedom of speech. The government may move to suppress posts on these forums should they be deemed to violate regional security, or infringe on constitutional authority.
Section 8: Civil rights and liberties may only be restricted in times of regional emergency, or upon conviction from a recognized Indian court, or interregional court, for criminal violation. Such restrictions must be provided for in legislation from the appropriate body.
Section 9: All citizens are expected to act in good faith while exercising their rights.
Article 2: Civil Rights of the Indian Citizen
Section 1: The citizens of the Region of India are guaranteed equal protection under the constitution, and within the confines of regional law.
Section 2: The citizens of India are guaranteed the right to freedom of expression, freedom of opinion, and freedom of speech.
Section 3: The citizens of India are granted the right to access to information through government resources, or private organizations and groups. Material deemed to be actively calling for the violation of the democratic order shall be restricted.
Section 4: The citizens of India shall have the right to fair and open legal recourse for both criminal and civil violations.
Section 5: The citizens of India are guaranteed the right to proper legal representation within the legal system of India.
Section 6: Foreign nations, who shall be in the region of India, shall have the right to legal recourse for violations of international law that India shall agree to, or shall legislate upon. Foreign nations are guaranteed the right to legal representation and aid in the Indian legal system.
Section 7: The right of the citizens to vote in regional elections shall be protected, as stated in Article 2, Section 6 of this Constitution.
Section 8: The right of the citizens of India to form groups, societies, clubs, or political parties in India shall be protected, so long as such groups do not advocate the destruction of the constitutional structure, violate Indian law, or gameplay rules.
Section 9: The right of an Indian citizen to remain silent while under investigation for criminal offense in India shall be protected under the constitution.
Section 10: All nations are guaranteed the right to internal management of their nation. No regulations shall be imposed on the player to change the way they wish to operate their own nation.
Section 11: All nations have the right to apply for citizenship within India, so long as they meet citizenship criteria established in the prior provisions of this constitution. Citizenship may not be granted during the voting session of an ongoing election cycle.
Section 12: The right to petition for political change, or otherwise protest actions taken by the government of India is guaranteed under the provisions of this constitution.
Section 13: Nations in India acting as diplomats of foreign regions are granted diplomatic immunity and protections as per interregional law. Violations of the law by diplomats must be reported to the diplomat’s origin region, and is grounds for expelling the diplomat from India.
Article 3: The Executive Branch
Section 1: The official Head of State of India shall be the founder of the Region of India, who shall remain ceremonial in function. The Founder of India shall be responsible solely for the appointment of new governments as elected by the people of the Region of India.
Section 2: Executive power in the Region of India shall be vested in the President of the Region of India; the office of the President of India and World Assembly Delegate are one in the same. The President of the Region of India shall be head of government and cabinet. The President of India is also responsible for the execution of laws within the region of India.
Section 3: The President of the Region of India shall be elected by the popular vote of the people of India every third month. Under constitutional law, every third month, the proper authorities, who shall be established through legislation in parliament, shall hold a ballot of all eligible citizens of India. The candidate who shall win the majority of votes in the regional election shall be the legitimate President and World Assembly Delegate. Should no one nation gain a majority vote of the region in the first round of voting, a run-off election between the top two gaining candidates shall be held within the next two days following the first round of voting.
Section 4: The President of India shall have the power to veto legislation passed by Parliament. Should the President receive a bill, and not issue a veto within the next 24 hours, the bill enters into law automatically. The Prime Minister must co sign with the president on all legislation.
Section 5: The Prime Minister of India shall have the authority under the constitution to create their cabinet to aid them in executing the duties of the executive office. Cabinet ministers may be created by the Prime Minister to deal with issues facing the region of India at the beginning of each term.
Section 6: In times of emergency or turmoil, the President of India shall have the power to decree a State of Emergency in the Region of India. A state of emergency may last for a total of 5 days, with cabinet approval required to extend it further than the initial 5 day period. An emergency declaration gives the President the authority to temporarily suspend parliament, halt public proceedings of the region, and establish a regional password. Valid reasons for the emergency declaration must be given to the founder. If the founder finds the emergency declaration unwarranted, the founder may declare the lockdown invalid.
Section 7: The President of the Region of India shall hold the highest amounts of WA endorsements in India, by constitutional law. The Prime Minister must hold the second highest amount of delegates. No other regional citizen may hold more endorsements than the President or Prime Minister. Violation of this law may be deemed a criminal offense under Indian statutory code.
Section 8: The Prime Minister of India is elected by a majority vote of parliament, and serves for the same length of time as parliament, or at the pleasure of parliament. Prime Ministers may be removed by a vote of parliament. The President must accept the Prime Minister.
Article 4: The Legislative Branch
Section 1: The legislative Branch of India shall be composed of the Parliament of India.
Section 2: The Parliament of India is a democratically elected body, with a total of seven members. These members serve a term of two months in their office.
Section 3: The Parliament of India shall be responsible for passing legislation on matters of criminal law, civil law, and all matters of regional importance.
Section 4: The Parliament of India shall have an elected Prime Minister, who shall be responsible for mediating debate in the parliament, and officiating votes of the body. The Prime Minister may vote on bills proposed to parliament, but may not take part in debate.
Section 5: The Prime Minister shall be elected during the first session of the Parliament. The former Prime Minister shall officiate the election of the Prime Minister during the first session of Parliament after an election. A Prime Minister candidate must secure a majority vote of parliament to gain the position.
Section 6: The legislature shall have the authority to vote, in a majority vote, to call up a militia of World Assembly members to protect India or its allies in times of need. This authority shall rest solely with the Parliament of India.
Section 7: The legislature shall have the authority to bestow awards of honor upon nations within India who shall have completed tasks for the betterment of the region. These awards shall be established under parliamentary law.
Section 8: Bills proposed to the Parliament must be drafted and be publically available for the other Members of Parliament to see. Debate on bills shall be open for a total period of 24 hours. If no debate on a bill has been initiated within 12 hours, a vote of the parliament may be held to call a vote early.
Section 9: The Prime Minister shall have the authority to put bills from the members of parliament up for official vote. Votes on bills may span 24 hours, and automatically close at the end of the 24 hour session.
Section 10: Votes in favor of a bill shall be labeled Aye. Votes not in favor of a bill shall be labeled Nay. Those who do not vote are to be labeled “not present”.
Section 11: The Parliament shall have the ability, through a super majority vote of the chamber, to call snap elections in times of impasse.
Section 12: The Parliament may call a vote of no-confidence in the President and cabinet should the body feel the President has violated constitutional or criminal law. A vote of no-confidence requires a supermajority. Once a president is suspended, the Founder account becomes the default head of state until an election can be held within two days after calling a vote.
Article 5: The Judicial Branch
Section 1: The Supreme Court of India shall be the judicial branch of India
Section 2: The Supreme Court of India shall comprise of three justices, who shall be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Parliament for a term of four months, before they must be confirmed once more by the Parliament, or dismissed by the President.
Section 3: From amongst themselves, the Supreme Court shall select a Chief Justice. This justice shall be responsible for administering the court, and publishing court verdicts.
Section 4: The Supreme Court shall have the power to interpret the constitution. They may deem actions of the government unconstitutional, and void them as such.
Section 5: Should a nation in India be accused of criminal or civil offenses, the Supreme Court of India shall have the authority to adjudicate such matters. The court must be fair and impartial to all.
Section 6: Those convicted of a crime in India shall have the right to appeal to the regional populace. Should the regional population choose to uphold the verdict of a magistrate, the verdict is upheld. Should the regional populace overturn the verdict in a popular vote, the verdict shall be voided. Only citizens may vote in this process.
Section 7: Only citizens may serve on the Supreme Court. Nations must have been a citizen of the region for five days prior to appointment.
Section 8: Members of the court may be removed through a unanimous vote of the Indian Parliament.
Article 6: Final Provisions
Section 1: The constitution may be amended through either a vote of Parliament, or through a vote of the people.
Section 2: The citizens of India may initiate a referendum by achieving a petition with ten signatures, with the amendment text provided. The court must then declare the petition valid, and a vote must be held of the populace within a week. 60 percent of all those who cast their ballot must agree to amend the constitution.
Section 3: The Parliament may initiate an amendment by proposing legislation through parliamentary procedure, then must be passed by a supermajority of parliament.