The motto of the Indian constitution.

liberty, equality, and fraternity was the cry of the french revolution. It is also the motto of the Indian constitution, with the concept of "justice-social, economic and political'' -the sum total of modern political thought super-added to it.

equality has been and is the single greatest craving of all human beings at all points of time.

it has inspired many a great thinker and philosopher All religious and political school of thought to swear by it, including the Hindu religious thought, if one looks to it ignoring later cruelties and distortion.

liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith, and worship has equally been an abiding faith with all human beings, and at all times in this country particular.

fraternity assuring the dignity of the individual has special relevance in the Indian context, as this judgment will illustrate in due course.

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