SSC Indian Polity and Civics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-1

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    Which of the following are die points of criticism against the Fundamental Rights?
    1. The economic and social rights do not find any place in the Chapter on Fundamental Rights.
    2. The Fundamental Rights are almost absolute and attach too much importance to the interests of the individual
    3. The remedies for the protection of the Fundamental Rights are very expensive and beyond the capacity of the ordinary citizens
    4. The Rights are hedged with so many restrictions and limitations that they virtually became ineffective

    A)  1, 2, 3 

    B)  1, 2, 4

    C)  1, 3, 4 

    D)  2, 3, 4

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] The chapter on Fundamental Rights in the Constitution has been the subject of criticism both in India and outside, ever since its adoption. Broadly classified, the critics are of three types. First, there are those who think that the Constitution does not embody fundamental rights in reality but only an apology for them. According to them, many fundamental rights such as the right to work, education etc., which ought to have found a place in the chapter, have been ignored. Secondly, there are those who think that the spirit of the whole chapter and much of its substance are taken away by the extraordinary provisions such as preventive detention, suspension of the right to constitutional remedies, etc. These critics allege that what has been given by one hand has been taken away by the other. Thirdly, there are those who argue that even those rights that are attempted to be safeguarded are hedged in with so many exceptions, explanations and qualifications that it is difficult to understand what exactly is available to the individual by way of fundamental rights.

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