Which among the following rights have been included among Right against Exploitation?
1. Abolition of untouchability
2. Prohibition of Traffic in Human beings and Forced Labour (beggar)
3. Prohibition of employment of children in hazardous employment
4. Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of caste, colour, creed, sex and religion
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [B] Only 2 & 3

Article 23 of the Indian Constitution reads as follows:

  1. “Traffic in human beings and beggar and similar other forms of forced labour are prohibited and any contravention of this provision shall be an offence punishable in accordance with law.”
  2. “Nothing in this article shall prevent the state from imposing compulsory service for public purposes and in imposing such service the state shall not make any discrimination on grounds only of religion, race, caste of class or any of them.”

Article 24 forbids employment of child-labour in factories or in hazardous works. The art Reads “No child below the age of fourteen years, shall be employed to work in any factory or mine or, engaged in any other hazardous employment.”

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