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Human Rights and the Indian Constitution

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  • The Constitution of India begins with the phrases 'We, the people of India..' denoting it is dedicated to the people of India.
  • The Preamble of Constitution of India represents the aspirations of the people of the country.
  • Objectives mentioned in the Preamble are a part of the basic structure doctrine.
  • Preamble, vide the phases, 'Democracy of the People, by the People and for the People', says India is a democratic country.
  • Constitution termed India to be a Socialist, Secular, Democratic and Sovereign.
  • Preamble says justice should be given to every citizen irrespective of poverty or richness, caste, religion, sex, power and political power.
  • Article 19 of Constitution of India: Freedom of speech, though and expression is a Fundamental Right. Freedom of Press is a pillar post in democracy.
  • Article 25 to Article 28 gives freedom of religion and liberty of belief, faith and worship to every citizen.
  • Right to Equality is guaranteed from Articles 12 to 35.
  • Article 13 prohibits the formation of any law that is inconsistent with or derogation to the fundamental rights.
  • Article 23 prohibits bonded labour system
  • Article 24 prohibits child labour.
  • Article 29 to 30 confers the right to cultural and educational rights to minorities.
  • Article 31A to 31D, 300A deals with Right to Property
  • Article 32 to 35 provides constitutional remedies available to Indian citizens.

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