Abstract or Introduction
During the span and time of freedom struggle in India the concept of inherent rights possessed by every individual found its root. It can be categorically agreed upon that the freedom movement in India was predominantly a struggle for rights to equality, freedom and justice, which were denied to the Indian people in colonial subjectivity. The long struggle for equal rights against colonial rule was marked by slow and piecemeal reforms by the rulers. A tiny section of Indians, primarily the propertied and affluent sections, were given limited political rights viz., of voting and sitting in governing bodies. All Indians were, however, subject to innumerable restrictions on their right to freedom and equality under demeaning conditions of coloni.al rule. The struggle against colonial rule, thus, forms the context in which the language of rights developed. So, the ideas of equality and freedom as primary conditions of dignified human existence were the moving force behind the freedom struggle. And, it led to the setting up of the Constituent: Assembly. The Assembly framed the Constitution of India, which became the source of sovereignty of the people of an independent nation. The rights, which were hitherto denied by colonial rude, became the basic and fundamental rights of the people.
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- Surender Kumar (Author), 2018, Tracing the Existence of Human Rights in the Freedom Struggle of India, and the Role of the Constituent Assembly in the Formation and Facilitation of Human Rights, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/459790