In Indian Constitution, some rights which are fundamental to our life are given a special status. These are called Fundamental Rights.
The preamble to our Constitution talks about securing for all its citizens equality, liberty and A justice. Fundamental Rights put this promise into effect. Fundamental Rights are considered essential for the overall development of a person. Sometimes, even elected government may not protect these rights of their “ own citizens. That is why some rights need to be placed higher than the government, so that the government can not violate these.