significance of right to equality 

Asked by Chandan | 23rd Apr, 2017, 11:52: AM

Expert Answer:

The Right to Equality is incorporated in Articles 14–18 in our Constitution. 
  • Article 14 guarantees equality before law to each citizen irrespective of caste, creed and gender.
  • Article 15 prohibits discrimination on social or economic grounds. For example, admission to educational institutions cannot be denied to anyone on the basis of caste, creed and gender.
  • Article 16 provides for equality of opportunity for all citizens in matters relating to employment in an office under the central or state government.
  • Article 17 abolishes untouchability.
  • Article 18 abolishes titles such as Rai Sahab and Maharaja. However, civilian and military honours can be awarded to the citizens.
The right to equality is significant because it abolishes untouchability and gives equal rights to all. The right to equality for Indian citizens is not only beneficial for degraded social but also for poor communities. It establishes the principle of equality in the society.

Answered by Social Science Expert | 24th Apr, 2017, 10:59: AM