What are called Fundamental Rights? How many Fundamental Rights are mentioned in our Constitution? Why are they important?

Updated on : 2022-09-05
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In India, like most other democracies in the world, some rights are mentioned in the Constitution. These rights are fundamental to our life and therefore they are given a special status. They are called Fundamental Rights. There are six Fundamental Rights: 
(i) Right to Equality 
(ii) Right to Freedom 
(iii) Right to Freedom of Religion 
(iv) Right against Exploitation 
(v) Right to Constitutional Remedies 
(vi) Cultural and Educational Rights 
Fundamental Rights are an important basic feature of the Indian Constitution. The Preamble of the Constitution talks about securing for all its citizens' equality, liberty and justice. Fundamental Rights put this promise into effect. They create a feeling of security amongst the minorities in the country. They keep a check on the government.

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