DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS -By Ruchita Sharma
ABOUT ME B.A (hons) Political Science Delhi University M.A in Sociology Qualified Prelims Hobbies Solving puzzles and Music Rate, Review, Recommend, Share and Follow .
CONTENTS What are Rights? Why do we need Rights in a democracy? Rights in the Indian Constitution. Right to Equality.
WHAT ARE RIGHTS? Rights are claims of a person over other fellow beings, over the society and over the government. Every society makes certain rules to regulate our conduct. When the socially recognized claims are written into law they acquire real force.
WHY DO WE NEED RIGHTS IN A DEMOCRACY? . Rights are necessary for the very sustenance of a democracy. Rights also perform a very special role in a democracy. Rights protect minorities from the oppression of majority. Rights are guarantees which an be used when things go wrong. In most democracies the basic rights of the citizen are written down in the constitution.
RIGHTS IN THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION Some rights which are fundamental to our life are given a special status. They are called Fundamental Rights They are an important basic feature of India's Constitution.
RIGHT TO EQUALITY The Constitution says that the government shall not deny to any person in India equality before the law or the equal protection of the laws. .Rule of law is the foundation of any democracy. .Every citizen, from the Prime Minister to a small farmer in a remote village, is subjected to the same laws. The government shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds of religion, caste, ethnicity, sex or place of birth. No citizen shall be discriminated against or made ineligible for employment The practice of untouchability has been forbidden in any form. .The Constitution made untouchability a punishable offence.
B.A (hons) Political Science, M.A in Sociology from Delhi University, B.ED , Qualified Prelims