Consider the following statements:

  1. Right to fly an Indian Flag is a statutory right
  2. The Indian Constitution does not recognize property rights as fundamental right

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] 2 Only

First statement is incorrect because Right to fly an Indian Flag is not a statutory right. The court has established that it is an implied fundamental right under article 19(1). Second statement is correct because in 1978, the 44th Amendment act eliminated the right to acquire, hold and dispose of property as fundamental right. Right to Property is now a statutory right under Article 300A of the Constitution.

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