What is the right to live with dignity?

The right to live with human dignity is one of the fundamental rights guaranteed under Article 21 in the Indian Constitution. It means that every person has the inalienable right to live with dignified life without discrimination. They are entitled to claim equal respect from the state as well as from other persons.

In Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India, the Supreme Court gave a new dimension to Art. 21. The Court held that the right to live is not merely a physical right, but includes within its ambit the right to live with human dignity.

Further Reading :

To read more about the Maneka Gandhi Case, check the linked article. 

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