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What is Article 15? Know before you watch the film

Jun 27, 2019 18:06 IST

'Article 15' hit the theatres this Friday, the film is inspired by the horrific Badaun gang-rape and murder case, in which two teenage girls from a backward caste were found hanging from a tree. Before you watch Anubhav Sinha's latest film, here's what you need to know about Article 15, the provision enshrined in our Constitution Article 15 comes under Part III of India's Constitution, that deals with the fundamental rights of citizens. The provision protects discrimination of citizens by the State on the basis of religion, race, caste, sex, and place of birth It allows no discrimination when it comes to access to shops, public restaurants, hotels and places of public entertainment Article 15 specifies that there can be no discrimination among citizens for the use of wells, tanks, roads or public places maintained by state funds. It does not, however, prevent the state from making any special provision for women and children or for socially and educationally backward classes, Schedul

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