Principal F Equality & the Constitution of India



Right to equality is embodied in a series of articles from Article 14 to 18 of the Constitution of India. Article 14 contains the principle of rule of law and Articles 15, 16, 17 and 18 contain the application of this principle. The Preamble to the Constitution of India provides for equality of status and opportunity. Equality forms part of the basic structure of the Constitution of India.The concept of equality has been derived from Preamble of the Indian Constitution which guarantees equality of status and opportunity and Article 14 of the Indian Constitution which states that “the State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of the laws within the territory of India”. The first expression ‘equality before the law’ which is taken from the English common law, is a declaration of equality of all persons within the territory of India, implying thereby the absence of any privilege in favour of any individual.The purpose of this research is to identify the general principle of “right to equality” the word “Right to equality” need no explanation because it tellsit meaning itself. and it is one our fundamental right.

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