Fundamental rights are the rights guaranteed under Part III (Articles 12-35) of the Indian Constitution. Fundamental Rights are the essential human rights that has been offered to every citizen irrespective of their caste, religion, or gender. These rights are recognized by the Supreme Court as a high degree of protection from government.
There are six fundamental rights (Article 12 – 35) recognised by the Indian constitution:- The right to equality (Articles 14-18), the right to freedom (Articles 19-22), the right against exploitation (Articles 23-24), the right to freedom of religion (Articles 25-28), cultural and educational rights (Articles 29-30) and the right to constitutional remedies (Article 32 and 226).
Right to equality- The right to equality provides for the equal treatment of everyone before the law, prevents discrimination on various grounds, treats everybody as equals in matters of public employment, and abolishes untouchability. Also says that the State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them. Article 14-18 talks about equality.
Right to Freedom- The right to freedom guarantees freedom for citizens to live a life of dignity among other things. The State guarantees freedom of speech and expression to every person of India. It gives right to life and personal liberty, right to elementary education, and protection against arrest and detention.
Right against Exploitation- This states that no child under the age of fourteen would be allowed to work in the factories or mines of any nature or be even employed for any hazardous engagement. This prohibits all types of child labor and forced labor.
Right to freedom of religion- Article 25 guarantees the freedom of conscience, the freedom to profess, practice, and propagate religion to all citizens.The right to form and maintain institutions for religious and charitable intents. The right to manage its own affairs in the matter of religion.
Cultural and educational rights- Cultural and Educational Rights safeguards the rights of linguistic, cultural, and religious minorities.Articles 29 and 30 deals with the cultural and educational rights of Indian citizens. The Constitution guarantees these rights to minorities so that the diversity of this country is preserved and provides avenues for all groups including marginalized ones to protect, preserve, and propagate their culture.
I have always been against Glorifying Over Work and therefore, in the year 2021, I have decided to launch this campaign “Balancing Life”and talk about this wrong practice, that we have been following since last few years. I will be talking to and interviewing around 1 lakh people in the coming 2021 and publish their interview regarding their opinion on glamourising Over Work.
If you are interested in participating in the same, do let me know.
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We are also running a series Inspirational Women from January 2021 to March 31,2021, featuring around 1000 stories about Indian Women, who changed the world. #choosetochallenge