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ARTICLE 17

By Ambica Batas Roll no.:9

ARTICLE 17: ABOLITION OF UNTOUCHABILITY


O Article 17 abolishes untouchability and

forbids its practice in any form.

O Person can claim protection or benefit either of

article 17 or untouchability (offences) Act 1955.


O This act was amended by the Untouchability

(offences) Amendment Act, 1976.


O It has now been renamed as The Protection of

Civil Rights Act, 1955.

O Civil Right is defined as any right accruing to a

person by reason of the abolition of untouchability by article 17 of the constitution.


O Under the amendment Act any discrimination on

the ground of untouchability will be considered an offence.

O The Act prescribes punishment which may

extend to imprisonment upto 6 months and also a fine which may extend to Rs. 500 or both.

O CASE:

State of Karnataka v. Appa Balu Ingale

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