How are the scope of rights expanded?
- Certain rights like right to freedom of press, right to information, and right to education are . derived from the Fundamental Rights.
- Now school education has become a right for Indian citizens. The governments are responsible for providing free and compulsory education to all children up to the age of 14 years.
- Parliament has enacted a law giving the right to information to the citizens. This Act was made under the Fundamental Right to freedom of thought and expression.
- Constitution provides many more rights, which may not be Fundamental Rights. For example, the right to property is not a Fundamental Right, but it is a constitutional right.
- Sometimes, the expansion takes place in what is called human rights. There are universal moral claims that may or may not have been recognised by law.