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Which Article of the Constitution of India provides for ‘equality before law’?
1. Article 14
2. Article 25
3. Article 15
4. Article 19

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Article 14

The correct answer is Article 14.

  • Article 14 of the Constitution of India provides for ‘equality before the law’.

  • The Right to Equality is one of the Fundamental Rights enshrined in the Constitution of India.
  • The right to equality provides for the equal treatment of everyone before the law, prevents discrimination on various grounds, treats everybody as equals in matters of public employment, and abolishes untouchability, and titles
  • Article 14 treats all people the same in the eyes of the law.
    • ​This provision states that all citizens will be treated equally before the law
    • The law of the country protects everybody equally
    • Under the same circumstances, the law will treat people in the same manner

Article Brief Description
Article14 The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of the laws within the territory of India, on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex, or place of birth
Article15 The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth, or any of them.
Article17 Abolition of untouchability
Article19 Protection of certain rights regarding freedom of speech
Article25 Freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion
Article40 Organization of village panchayats

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