The government shall not deny the right to equality before the law
to any person in India. Every Indian citizen; right from a poor landless
labourer to the Prime Minister; is equal in the eyes of the law of the land.
The law of the land does not discriminate between two persons on the basis of
socio-economic status or power.
Every citizen has equal access to public places and public
facilities; like temples, bathing ghats, road, public toilets, community well,
Every person gets the equal opportunity to compete for public
jobs; like Civil Services, defence services, etc.
However, some provisions have
been made to give special preference to people from the SCs, STs, Women and
OBCs. Similarly, physically disabled are also given reservation in government
Untouchability; in any form
has been banned and has been made a punishable offence