Some rights which are fundamental to our life are given a special sums in our Constitution, these are called Fundamental Rights.
Some features ofFundamental Rights are as follows
(i) Fundamental Rights are the promotion and enhancement of Human Rights.
(ii) Fundamental Rights primarily protect individuals from any arbitrary state action. But some rights are enforceable against individuals. For instance, the Constitution abolishes untouchability and also prohibits ‘begar’.
(iii) These rights are not absolute or uncontrolled and are subject to reasonable restrictions.
(iv) Fundamental Rights given in the
Constitution are universal, justiciable and comprehensive. Universal means they are for all the citizens of India without any discrimination.
Justiciable means individual can move the court if his rights are violated, comprehensive means these rights safeguard our social, economic, cultural and religious interest.