My quest to the know the implications of the condition that Fundamental Rights are NOT absolute after I heard our Presidentail Candidate Mr Pranab Mukherjee speaking this in TV News talk.
I am of the opinion that Indian Intellect comes to a sudden halt at such juncture of Logic, and rolls back into it's old state of feudal governance by assuming that there is not path ahead of this fact. It is life walking on a mathematical graph where a point of Discontinuity has resulted into interpretations that the curve has no value further onwards.
Indian philosophy overall suffers a jolt when there is failure in application of a philosophy derived from studies in pure mathematics, into the field of Sociology and Political Science.
Producing hereunder a response I have made to the debate about the path ahead when the Fundamental Rights are not Absolute.
Quoting from the Wikipedia on Liberty about the Socialist Interpretation of Liberty:
The dichotomy of positive and negative liberty is considered specious by political philosophers in traditions such as socialism, social democracy, libertarian socialism, and Marxism. Some of them argue that positive and negative liberty are indistinguishable in practice, while others claim that one kind of liberty cannot exist independently of the other. A common argument is that the preservation of negative liberty requires positive action on the part of the government or society to prevent some individuals from taking away the liberty of others.
Wars of national liberation : talks of how there is a difference between the Western thinkers and the Third World and Eastern Thinkers on the issue of "nation". Perhaps , the third world thinkers (which includes we the Indians too) like to accept that Fundamental Rights are NOT absolute, but we do not accept that a "nation" is also NOT an absolute concept , created by a powerful emotional and voluntary act of human intellectualism