How does the constitution protect our rights?
- Fundamental Rights are guaranteed against the actions of the Legislature, the Executive and any other authority instituted by the government.
- There can be no law or action that violates the Fundamental Rights.
- Courts also enforce the Fundamental Rights against private individuals and bodies.
- The Supreme Court and High Courts have the power to issue orders or ‘writs’ for the enforcement of the Fundamental Rights.
- They can also award compensation to the victims and punishment to the violators.
- In case of any violation of a Fundamental Right, the aggrieved person can go to a court for remedy.