|PART III FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS
13. Laws inconsistent with or in derogation of the fundamental
(1) All laws in force in the territory of India immediately
before the commencement of this Constitution, in so far as they are
inconsistent with the provisions of this Part, shall, to the extent of
such inconsistency, be void.
(2) The State shall not make any law which takes away or abridges the
rights conferred by this Part and any law made in contravention of
this clause shall, to the extent of the contravention, be void.
(3) In this article, unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) "law" includes any Ordinance, order, bye-law, rule, regulation,
notification, custom or usage having in the territory of India the
force of law;
(b) "laws in force" includes laws passed or made by a Legislature or
other competent authority in the territory of India before the
commencement of this Constitution and not previously repealed,
notwithstanding that any such law or any part thereof may not be then
in operation either at all or in particular areas.
_9[(4) Nothing in this article shall apply to any amendment of this
Constitution made under article 368.]