Let’s take a glance at a crucial part of our life, OUR RIGHTS. India is not following the old monarchy system, we are a Democratic Republic country, we elect our leader and have certain rights. So, we have to remember our rights that the constitution has provided us in order to avoid exploitation, to be a responsible citizen of the country, and to live our lives freely.
What we have to understand, is about our FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS.
6 Fundamental Rights are:
- Right to equality
- Right to freedom
- Right against exploitation
- Right to freedom of religion
- Cultural and Educational rights
- Right to Constitutional Remedies.
Right to equality:
Everyone is equal before the law whether it’s rich or poor. No one can be discriminated on the grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. No man can be punished except for a violation of the law. If you don’t break the law, no one has the power to offer you punishment.
Right to Freedom:
We have freedom of speech, expression, belief, faith, and worship. Freedom of speech (Under Article 19) not only provide freedom to express your views but also a Right to Silence. If you don’t want to speak/talk, don’t. It’s your right. Freedom to move freely and to reside temporarily or permanently in any part of the country. Freedom to opt for any profession or business. If an individual is getting arrested, he has a right to know/informed the reason for being arrested and has to be produced before a magistrate within 24hrs.
Right against exploitation:
Prohibition of forced labor, bonded labor, and child labor. No one is meant to work as forced labor (bandhua mazdoor in Hindi), if you are working with an agreement of payment, it’s your right to urge paid. Children below 14yrs are strictly prohibited to work in factories, mines, hazardous areas or any other area.
Right to freedom of religion:
Freedom to accept any religion, to promote it among people, and to practice the religious rituals without any hesitation.
Cultural and Educational Rights:
This is a right to protect the interest of minority groups. Any section of a citizen in any part of the country has a distinct language, script, culture of its own, and has the right to conserve the same. It’s a kind of group right.
This is known as ‘heart & soul of the Constitution”. This provides another chance to an individual to move to a higher court or Supreme Court if not satisfied with the decision of the district/High court.
That’s the foremost amazing right we have, which makes our Constitution ‘The beautiful’.
‘Knowing your rights is absolutely right’