The answer to this question is quite obvious; yes, India does need a constitution in order to function as an independent state that raises healthy and law-abiding citizens. A constitution serves certain guidelines or ideals that form the kind of nation, we as citizens aspire to live in.

Without a constitution, a country will be less efficient in its entire infrastructure. When there are no rules or ideals, then a number of problems arise in the country: it will cause an increase in crime rates as there are no rules or a moral code of behaviour to be enforced, the efficiency or different working industries would slow down, it can lead to a decrease in trade and so on. It can lead to a social and economic crisis.

The UAE, which is one of the most ethical nations, known for its high discipline towards its citizens, also has a constitution which was adopted in 1971. When the Rulers of the seven emirates united under the leadership of the Father of the Nation - His Highness Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, they signed a document or a pact that contained the guidelines under which the UAE would function to become modern and receive a recognisable status compared to other nations of the world.

The UAE’s constitution made it a self-sufficient country as well as a state that propagates the idea of peace by helping other nations in crisis, like providing aid to Syria and helping the Palestinian people. It is these ideals that have allowed cultural diversity to flourish in the UAE and have made it a safe nation where various nationalities, cultures, and religions co-exist.

- The reader is based in the UAE