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Right to Wear in India | Can dressing be regulated by Law

Unlike other Fundamental Rights, the Right to wear is not a recognised right. Although a lot of times, people enforce moral policing over the clothing of an individual and women. Legally no one can enforce someone's regards to the clothing they are supposed to wear.

The constitution of India protects the rights of women. Below are the acts that recognise the rights:

  • Article 14, Equality before law: The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of the laws within the territory of India. Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.

  • Article 15(1) : The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them.

  • Article 15(3): Nothing in this article shall prevent the State from making any special provision for women and children.

  • Article 21, Protection of life and personal liberty: No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law.

  • Article 51A(e): To renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of women.


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