There were 4 ammendments to Govt of India Acts. First Act passed in 1833, thereafer ammended in 1858, 1915, 1919 and lastly in 1935. Each time in widened its scope and become more constrctive.
However Indian Independence Act 1947 was of different characer altogaher. But, what ever written below the preamble should be considered inferior, in case contradiction arises.
The preamble however sets as follows in Indian Independence Act 1947-
An Act to make provision for the setting up in India of two independent Dominion, to substitute order provision for certain provisions of the Government of India Act. 1935, which apply outside those Dominions, and to provide for other matters consequential on or connected with the setting up of those Dominions.
Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
The new Dominions.
1.—(1) As from the fifteenth day of August, nineteen hundred and forty-seven, two independent Dominions shall be set up in India, to be known respectively as India and Pakistan.
(2) The said Dominions are hereafter in this Act referred to as "the new Dominions" and the said fifteenth day of August is hereafter in this Act referred to as "the appointed day".
The word Dominion resricts all charestarestics of FULL INDEPENDENCY. Also dilutes the rest of the provisions written thereafter.
As power of Dominion must always be inferrior to its controllng State. But question arises what exactly then the intrpretation of INDEPENDENT here in conjnction with Domenion. And what is the length and breadth of such independency.
Is it only administraive ? or moe. If more, then why the two words used i.e Domenion and Apponted date insted of Free Country and independence date.
Any way, I have to study more.
Many thanks, we shall share more in times to come.