Article 14: Equality before Law

Year : 2022 | Volume : | Issue : 1 | Page : 17-21

    Suhani Gupta

  1. Student, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India


The Constitution of India contains an article 14 which states about the “right to equality’. In this research paper Right to equality will be explained and examined. Though its meaning is quite obvious still there are provisions and meaning that are still not known or should be highlighted. The exceptions of the article are also mentioned. The cases leading this article and their judgements are also stated for better understanding. In this research paper those points and exceptions are highlighted, which are admissible by our Indian Constitution. Article 14 is the fundamental right under the Indian Constitution along with the other fundamental rights that enables the person to have equality before the law. At the end of this research paper questions such as “why there is discrimination accepted under the constitutional law?” will be answered

Keywords: Right to equality, Article 14, fundamental rights, constitutional law, Indian constitution

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Regular Issue Open Access Article
Volume 5
Issue 1
Received July 10, 2022
Accepted July 12, 2022
Published August 25, 2022