A video of a tribal youth being dragged on the road surfaced from Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh, while in Ujjain, a junk man is forcibly asked to say Jai Shri Ram. Sharing a video about such incidents, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has raised questions about the freedom of the people. While sharing the video, Rahul Gandhi wrote whether Articles 15 and 25 of the Constitution were also sold. What is there in Article 15 and 25 of the Constitution?
do not discriminate against anyone on any basis
Fundamental rights have been given to all citizens in the Indian Constitution without any discrimination. The purpose of these rights is that every citizen can live his life with dignity and no one should be discriminated against on any basis. According to Article 15(1), the state cannot discriminate against any citizen on the basis of caste, religion, sex, place of birth and race. According to the second clause of Article 15, any Indian citizen shall, on the basis of caste, religion, sex, place of birth and race, enter shops, hotels, public eateries, public entertainment places, wells, bathing ghats, ponds, roads, and public resorts. Cannot be prevented from entering.
What does article 15(3) say
Although all citizens of the country are equal, they cannot be discriminated against but women and children can be seen as exceptions in this clause. According to Rule (3) of Article 15, if special provisions are being made for women and children, Article 15 cannot prevent them from doing so. Like women’s reservation or free education for children.
According to rule (4), the state has the freedom to make special provision for socially and educationally backward, SC, ST, OBC. Such as reservation of seats or relaxation of fees etc. According to rule (5) supporting rule (4) of article 15, no rule of article 15 can prevent the state from making special provisions for socially and educationally backward citizens. A new clause (6) has been added to Article 15 only a few years back, according to which, the state will also pay attention to the economically weaker section from time to time.
cannot be forced to follow religion
Articles 25 to 28 of the constitution talk about religious freedom. Retired High Court Justice R. s. According to Sodhi, everyone has the right to practice and profess any religion under Article 25. He also has the right to propagate and discourse. However, this freedom is not absolute. If the government feels that public health, morality or any such thing which is obstructing law and order from this work, then the government can ban it. Religious freedom does not mean imposing one’s religion on another or forcing another to follow another religion or forcibly converting someone else.
what is the discount
Legal expert D.B. Goswami explains that according to Article-26, people have the right to form religious institutions, this institution can be for religious and charitable purposes. They have the right to hold their function. For this the right to buy movable and immovable property has been given. But here also public order, morality and health have to be kept in mind. At the same time, there is a provision under Article 27 that the money charged for this will not be chargeable to tax. Also, according to Article 28, some educational institutions are exempted from religious propaganda and worship, but there will be no religious instruction and publicity in an educational institution fully run by the government.