Abolition of Untouchability Article 17 was Mentioned Under which Part of the Indian Constitution?

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : September 5th, 2022

Article 17 is mentioned in Part III of the Indian Constitution. Part III comprises Articles 12 to 35 of the Indian Constitution that deal with fundamental rights. These rights are the Right to equality, Right to freedom, Right against exploitation, Right to freedom of religion, Cultural and educational rights, and Right to constitutional remedies.

Article 17 of the Indian Constitution

Article 17 has the provision for the abolition of untouchability and its practice in any form is forbidden. The enforcement of any disability arising out of Untouchability shall be an offence punishable in accordance with the law. The following acts are considered offence:

  • Preaching untouchability.
  • Avoiding entry of any person in shops, malls, hospitals, or any other public places.
  • Justifying untouchability.
  • Defaming a person belonging to the lower caste category.

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