What is the number of freedoms, guaranteed by Indian Constitution to Indian Citizens?
Article 19 embodies the six basic freedoms. Originally, these freedoms were seven as right to property was also included them. This freedom was taken off from fundamental rights and was put as a constitutional right under article 300-A via 44th amendment act. The six freedoms are as follows:
- to freedom of speech and expression;
- to assemble peaceably and without arms;
- to form associations or unions or cooperative societies
- to move freely throughout the territory of India;
- to reside and settle in any part of the territory of India;
- to practice any profession, or to carry on any occupation, trade or business.
The words or cooperative societies have been inserted via 97th amendment Act 2011.