What do you understand by the term “all persons are equal before the law”? Why do you think it is important in a democracy?

The term “all persons are equal before the law” recognizes the principle of equality under indian constitution. This term signifies that all citizens irrespective of their social or economic background has to obey the same laws. No person shall be discriminated in the eyes of law on the grounds of race, religion, caste or whether they are male or female.

This provision promotes equality in the democracy. It gives strength to a democracy. In the sense, all citizens are treated equally and are provided with equal opportunity and dignity.


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