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Gseb Class 7 Social Science Equality in Democracy
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- …….. is the largest democracy in the world.[India]
- …………is called the guideline for governing the country.[Constitution]
- The constitution of India is ……. constitution of the world.[Largest written]
Answer in short:
[Q] What is a democracy?
- Abraham Lincoln defined democracy as a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. A democracy is a system of government where all power is held by the people, expressed through elections and public opinion.
[Q] In what matters have we been given the right to equality?
- The Indian constitution stipulates that all people should have equal opportunity. This means equality before the law and equal protection under the law.
[Q] What is necessary for the overall development of an individual?
It is essential for individuals’ overall development to exercise their right to equality without discrimination based on their religion, language, gender, race, or place of birth.
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[Q] Who gets a right to vote?
- Every citizen above the age of 18 years is given the right to vote.
[Q] What are the functions of the election commission?
- It Conducts and controls elections by making decisions on every aspect.
Implements a code of conduct. Government guidelines are ordered so that power is not misused.If EC feels a poll was unfair, it orders a re-poll.
[Q] Why should child labour be stopped?
- Children should never be employed for any work under the age of 14. Children should not be exploited. Child labor also violates the right to education. It is a legal offense to employ a child under the age of 14. Our society needs to end child labor.
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Equality in democracy.
- India is a democratic nation. Democracy is based on equality.
- Due to this, the constitution of India gives all citizens of the country the right to equality under the law and equal protection under the law.
- It is the human right of every citizen to live in equality, without discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, gender, language, or color.
- In education, development, employment, and religion, everyone is given equal opportunities.
Equality in suffrage
- India is a democratic nation in which the government is formed by people’s votes.
- Every citizen over the age of 18 has equal suffrage under the Constitution of our country.
- According to the constitution, all people are equal regardless of their religion, language, gender, dialect, or economic status.
- Voting arrangements are made so that all registered voters of India can participate.
Child labor and child rights.
A violation of the right to education is child labor in India. Our nation’s citizens between the ages of 6 and 14 have a right to free, compulsory and universal education. It is a crime to employ children for any work under the age of 14 years old.