Which of the following freedoms is not available to an Indian citizen?
a. Freedom to criticise the government
b. Freedom to participate in armed revolution
c. Freedom to start a movement to change the government
d. Freedom to oppose the central values of the Constitution
When Madhurima went to the property registration office, the exercises Registrar told her, “You can’t write your name as Madhurima Banerjee d/o A. K. Banerjee. You are married, so you must give your husband’s name. Your husband’s surname is Rao. So your name should be changed to Madhurima Rao.” She did not agree. She said, “If my husband’s name has not changed after marriage, why should mine?” In your opinion, who is right in this dispute? And why?
Manoj went to a college to apply for admission into an MBA course. The clerk refused to take his application and said “You, the son of a sweeper, wish to be a manager! Has anyone done this job in your community? Go to the municipality office and apply for a sweeper’s position”. Which of Manoj’s fundamental rights are being violated in this instance? Spell these out in a letter from Manoj to the district collector.
Are these restrictions on the right to freedom justified? Give reasons for your answer.
a. Indian citizens need permission to visit some border areas of the country for reasons of security.
b. Outsiders are not allowed to buy property in some areas to protect the interest of the local population.
c. The government bans the publication of a book that can go against the ruling party in the next elections
Which of these statements about the relationship between democracy and rights is more valid? Give reasons for your preference.
a. Every country that is a democracy gives rights to its citizens.
b. Every country that gives rights to its citizens is a democracy.
c. Giving rights is good, but it is not necessary for a democracy.