Article 15: Panacea for Discrimination

Kumar Satyam
School of Law and Governance, Central University of South Bihar, India.
Devjeet Gautam
Faculty of Law, University of Allahabad, India.

Volume III, Issue III, 2020

Article 15 of the Indian constitution deals with discrimination on the basis of caste, gender, religion, sex, place of birth… Basically the inherit discrimination in the Indian society among the gender, sex and caste found in the Indian society due to division of the population on the basis of their occupation, but the passage of time the motive of the caste classification changes their intrinsic values and takes their converted version and the caste system now based on birth. In India discrimination on the basis of gender is also present in society, Parliament of India, highest body for the legislation not yet pass a bill for 33% reservation for women in the Lok Sabha election, however, reservation for the women in the Panchyat elections since 1993. All the humans are equal because of all are human but all humans are not equal in physical and mental level. For the equality among equals constitution of India has special provision for the women and children. And for the betterment for the backward classes many provision enables in the constitution. This article is analysis of article 15 and its provision.


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