Social Justice under Indian Constitution
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The notion of justice is most commonly associated with an underlying assumption that justice equates to equal rights, access, and fair treatment in the legal system. The concept of social justice is the necessary implication of welfare state. The scheme of social Justice is very well incorporated in the various provisions of the Indian Constitution. The Preamble of the Constitution includes the terms like ‘Socialist’, ‘Social and Economic Justice’, ‘Equality’ etc., which specify that the state would extensively involve in social welfare of people, and would try to establish an egalitarian society. Moreover a distinct chapter of Directive Principles of State Policy has been dedicated towards the welfare responsibilities of the government, which lays down the norms of ideal governance for people’s welfare. Various fundamental rights and its subsequent amendments also intended to ensure social justice to the disadvantaged citizens. The paper discusses the concept of social justice and the provisions of Indian Constitution underlying the concept of social justice with the judicial interpretation which expend and contribute in the realization of the same.