What is the importance of Fundamental Rights?

The Indian Constitution guarantees essential human rights in the form of Fundamental Rights under Part III. These Fundamental Rights, apart from guaranteeing basic civil Rights and freedom to all, also fulfill the important function of giving a few safeguards to minorities, outlawing discrimination and protecting religious freedom and cultural rights. The Fundamental Rights can be enforced by the people against the government which may become arbitrary at times. These Rights are considered essential because it gives the people a sense of security and confidence as it safeguards the basic human rights.