Fundamental rights and their expansion since Independence

News Today 19.08.2022

As former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh writes in The Hindu, ‘India must protect its hard-won freedoms.’ Indian citizens, under the Constitution, were guaranteed six fundamental rights – the right to equality, right to freedom, right against exploitation, right to freedom of religion, cultural and educational rights, right to property and right to constitutional remedies. However, since then, the Supreme Court has read the right to Information, the right to education, and the right to privacy into various fundamental rights, and given a broad interpretation to the right to life under Article 21. Moreover, the right to property has been made a constitutional right. (Read More)


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