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Directions: The question consists of two statements, one labelled as Principle(s) and the other as Facts. You are to examine the principle(s) and apply it/them to the given facts carefully and select the best option.
Principle: Article 19(1)(d) of the Constitution of India, guarantees to all citizens the right to move freely throughout the territory of India. But at the same time, Article 19(5) empowers the State to impose reasonable restrictions on the freedom of movement on the ground of interest of general public.
Facts: Wearing of seat-belt is made compulsory for all four-wheeler riders by a law enacted by the State. The constitutionality of the law is questioned before the High Court on the ground that it violates Article 19(1)(d) of the petitioner.
Will the petitioner succeed?
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- No, because the restriction is reasonable as it intends to protect interest of general public by preventing loss of lives of citizens of India.
- Yes, because freedom of movement is a fundamental right of every citizen of India and the State cannot take it away by way of legislation.
- No, because freedom of movement will not be violated by the impugned legislation.
- Yes, because wearing of seat-belt is mandatory for the driver only. It is at the discretion of the passenger whether he/she wants to wear it or not.
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