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In Brief: Undertrials and Covicts: Fundamental Right, Right to equality, Right to Constitutional Remedies

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Headline : Plea in SC on voting rights of undertrials and convicts

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Provision violating the right to equality

Note: Section 62(5) of the RPA, exempt a person held under preventive detention.

Article 14: Article 14 of the Constitution of India provides for equality before the law or equal protection within the territory of India.

Article 326: Article 326 of the Constitution provides for elections to the House of the People and to the Legislative Assemblies of States to be on the basis of universal adult suffrage.

 

About Right to Constitutional Remedies (Article 32)

Note: The High Courts also have the power to issue writs under article 226.

Section : Polity & Governance
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