Explain the main provisions of the Right to Equality.
The main provisions of the Right to Equality are :
- Equality Before Law Article 14 of the Constitution guarantees that all citizens shall be equally protected by the laws of the country. It means that the state cannot discriminate any of the Indian citizen on the basis of his/her caste, creed, colour, sex, gender, religion or place of birth.
- Social Equality and Equal Access to Public Areas Article 15 states that every person shall have equal access to public places like public parks, museums, wells, bathing ghats, temples, etc.
- Equality in Matters of Public Employment Article 16 states that all citizens can apply for government jobs. But this right shall not be conferred to overseas citizens of India.
- Abolition of Untouchability Article 17 of the Constitution abolishes the practice of untouchability and anyone doing so is punishable by law.
- Abolition of Titles Article 18 of the Constitution prohibits the state from conferring any title.