Basic Rights of Every Indian Citizen

Spread the love

India’s constitution is very typical and complex, which is why many of us are unaware of our rights. Knowing the laws not only ensures a sense of security, but also gives us incredible empowerment. So here is a compiled list of basic rights that every Indian citizen should always keep in mind: –

  • The police officer cannot refuse to file an FIR if he does so, he could be jailed from 6 months to 1 year. The policeman is never on leave. Head constables have limited prosecution power.
  • The pregnant woman cannot be fired. No company can fire a pregnant woman and it can be punished with a maximum of 3 years imprisonment.
  • Shopkeepers cannot sell a product for more than the maximum retail price. But the customer has the right to negotiate for less than the printed price of a commodity.
  • Live-in relationships are legal. In case, a young boy and a girl wish living together as a couple, they can do so since this is not against the law. And baby born through such a relationship is a legal son or daughter who has a full right to his/her father’s property.
  • In the event of an income tax violation, the tax collection officer has the power to arrest you, but before this arrest, they will have to send you a notice. Only the tax commissioner decides the length of your police custody.
  • Women can file a complaint by e-mail. Only female police officers can arrest a woman. The male constable does not have the right to arrest women. Women have the right to refuse to go to police stations after 6 p.m. and before 6 a.m. In the event of a serious crime only after receiving the written order from the magistrate, a male police officer can arrest a woman.
  • LPG customers can claim insurance coverage of 50 lakhs. If the gas cylinder explodes while cooking food, the gas agency is required to pay Rs 50 Lacs to the victim as compensation. To claim this compensation, the consumer must file an FIR at the nearest police station and submit it to the concerned gas agency.
  • Public display of affection within the limit is legal, obscenity is not allowed. If you are involved in obscene activity in a public place, you can be jailed for 3 months. But in the absence of an exact definition of obscene activity, the police have always abused this.
  • If you live in Delhi, your landlord is not allowed to forcibly leave your home without notifying you first.
  • You can ask for water and use the toilet for free in any hotel. Even a five-star hotel cannot prohibit anyone from drinking clean water and using their toilets.
  • A couple cannot file for divorce within a year of marriage, and a single male cannot adopt a girl.