What fundamental rights do we have as Indian citizens?

What fundamental rights do we have as Indian citizens?

 Our Constitution makers in India were already aware of the importance of fundamental rights, so they included them in the India Constitution without debate in the very early Part 3 of the Constitution.

Fundamental rights are fundamental because they are essential for the all-round development of individuals ( material, intellectual, moral, and spiritual).

Inspired by the Constitution of the USA ( Bill of Rights) which was introduced on 4 July 1776, we have adopted fundamental rights in our Constitution in part 3. Part 3 of our Constitution is also known as the “Magna Carta of India”.

Fundamental rights are “justiciable” in nature. They uphold the equality of individuals, the dignity of individuals, the larger public interest, and the unity of the nation. Fundamental rights are meant to promote the ideal of political democracy. They prevent the establishment of authoritarian and despotic rule in the country. Also to protect the liberties and freedoms of the people against the invasion of the state. In short, they are aiming at the establishment of “a government of law and not of men”. 

Features of fundamental rights:   

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