FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF INDIAN CITIZENS
By KOMAL SINGH @LEXCLIQ
Fundamental Rights is a charter of Rights contained in our Constitution of India. Fundamental rights assured all citizens that we live in peace and harmony as citizens of India.
Right to Equality:
The Right to Equality ensures that every citizen is same in front of law Irrespective of age, gender, caste, creed, religion, language and social status are considered equal.
Article 14: Equality before the law
Article 15: Prohibition on discrimination on grounds only of sex, religion, race, caste , or place of birth.
Article 16: Equality of opportunity in matter of public employment.
Article 17: Abolition of untouchability.
Article 18: Abolition on titles, Military, and academics distinction are exempted.
Indian citizens enjoy six fundamental freedoms :by Article 19
Freedom of speech and expression, freedom to assemble without arms,to form association or unions, or cooperative society , freedom to move freely through the territory if India, freedom to reside and settle to any part of India, freedom to practice any profession or to carry any occupation, business, or trade.
Rights against exploitation:
Article 23: Prohibition of traffic in human beings and forced labour
Article 24: Prohibition of employment if children (Employment below the age of 14 is not possible)
Right to freedom of religion:
India is a secular country with different faiths living in harmony. Indian citizens can practice a religion of choice and perform rituals and activities of their religious customs. According to Constitution all religions are equal before the State and no religion has a preference over the other. Further Indian citizens are free to preach , practise and propagate any religion according to their choice. Article 25, 26, 27 and 28 deals with the freedom of religion in Constitution.
Cultural and Educational Rights:
The Cultural and Educational Rights in the Constitution are protect the Rights and customs of minority . Further the Constitution provides for community that has language and a script of its own has the right to conserve and develop it.
Article 29 and Article 30 of Constitution deals with it.
Rights to Constitutional Remedies :
Rights to Constitutional remedies empowers the indian citizens to approach the court of law, in case of denial of the fundamental rights . The Right also empowers the courts to preserve or safeguard the citizens fundamental rights as laid down in the Constitution.
Article 32 deals with it.