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“The rights must be reconciled with the duties.” Examine, in the light of this statement, how fundamental duties in one citizen imply fundamental rights in other citizens.

Topic : Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

3.  “The rights must be reconciled with the duties.” Examine, in the light of this statement, how fundamental duties in one citizen imply fundamental rights in other citizens. (250 words)

Reference: Indian Polity by Lakshmikant

Why the question:

The question talks about how and in what way rights are related to duties.

Key Demand of the question:

One has to justify with suitable examples how fundamental duties in one citizen imply fundamental rights in other citizens.

Directive:

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by explaining how rights are related to duties; the fact that if one enjoys the right, it becomes the duty of the other not to prove an obstacle in the enjoyment of his/her right.

Body:

Firstly, explain the statement in question in detail, give examples to justify better.

Then move onto explain in what way fundamental duties in one citizen imply fundamental rights in other citizens. One must explain how are our fundamental rights and fundamental duties related to each other? Fundamental Rights guaranteed under Part III of the Constitution are important natural rights necessary for development of human beings. They are enforceable through court of law. On the other hand, Fundamental Duties though not enforceable, but always taken into account while interpreting any fundamental rights.

Conclusion:

Correlate the two and conclude with importance.