Consider the following statements about Fundamental Rights guaranteed by the Indian constitution:

  1. Fundamental Rights have been sourced from United States Constitution
  2. They can be curtailed or repealed by the Parliament through a constitutional amendment act

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both statements are correct. Fundamental Rights are justiciable but not absolute in nature. They can be suspended during the operation of a National Emergency except the rights guaranteed by Articles 20 and 21. Furthermore, they can be curtailed or repealed by the parliament through a constitutional amendment act.

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