Fundamental Right to Equality – Comparison and Contrast between the Constitutions of the United States of America and India

Simran Bhat & Kanika Agrawal
LL.M (2018 -2019)
Symbiosis Law School, Pune

Volume II – Issue II, 2019

It is notably said that things which looks similar from distance, may not be similar on observing it from close. Applying the same principle on the relations between United States of America (United States) and India in the light of Right to Equality, observation says that besides having similarity in the words expressing the provision related to ‘Right to Equality’ both countries share difference in the application of the right. Besides both being ethnically and culturally pluralistic societies which have a democratic form of government and similar judicial systems they have different interpretation of the same right. Scope of the right is not similar in both the countries[1].  


[1] P. C. Alexander, Equality As A Fundamental Right In India, Indian political science publication, 1948


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