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Equality in the Indian Democracy

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Equality in the Indian Democracy - Lesson Summary

The Article 15 in Indian Constitution guarantees equality to all the citizens of the country. The article also says that no individual should be discriminated on the basis of race, caste, religion, place of birth or gender. The Indian Constitution also abolishes untouchability, ensuring that every person gets equal access to every public place.

The Indian constitution also gives all the adults the right to vote irrespective of their education, caste, wealth and religion. This is known as the universal adult franchise. The government in order to implement equality in the country, implements laws and schemes or programmes to improve the lives of people.

Though the Indian Constitution guarantees equality to all the Indians, religion, economic background gender and caste play an important role in the society. However, India is not the only country struggling for equality. In spite of the government implementing various measures to bring equality, several communities are still struggling for their dignity.

Equality can only be achieved when one changes his attitude and starts treating every individual with respect and dignity.


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