Fundamental Rights in Constitution of India

Fundamental rights are discussed in part III of the Indian constitution. It mentioned the following rights as fundamental that are enjoyed by the citizens of India.

Right to Equality

14. Equality before law

15. Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth

16. Equality of opportunity in matters of public employment

17. Abolition of Untouchability

18. Abolition of titles

Right to Freedom

19. Protection of certain rights regarding: (a) to freedom of speech and expression; (b) to assemble peaceably and without arms; (c) to form associations or unions; (d) to move freely throughout the territory of India; (e) to reside and settle in any part of the territory of India; (f) to practise any profession, or to carry on any occupation, trade or business.

20. Protection in respect of conviction for offences

21. Protection of life and personal liberty

21A. Right to education

22. Protection against arrest and detention in certain case

Right against Exploitation

23. Prohibition of traffic in human beings and forced labour

24. Prohibition of employment of children in factories, etc

Right to Freedom of Religion

25. Freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion

26. Freedom to manage religious affairs

27. Freedom as to payment of taxes for promotion of any particular religion

28. Freedom as to attendance at religious instruction or religious worship in certain educational institutions

Cultural and Educational Rights

29. Protection of interests of minorities

30. Right of minorities to establish and administer educational institutions

Right to Constitutional Remedies

32. Remedies for enforcement of rights conferred by this Part

32.2. The Supreme Court shall have power to issue directions or orders or writs, including writs in the nature of habeas corpus, mandamus, prohibition, quo warranto and certiorari, whichever may be appropriate, for the enforcement of any of the rights conferred by this Part.

33. Power of Parliament to modify the rights conferred by this Part in their application to Forces, etc

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