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Q. What are the Fundamental Duties ? What are the provisions made for their enforcement?

Ans. Originally, the Fundamental Duties were not provided in the Constitution. On the basis of the recommendations of Swam Singh Committee, these duties were included in the Constitution under Article51A of Part IV by the 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act. 1976. Under these provisions, a citizen of India is expected to faithfully observe the following Fundamental Duties.
It shall be the duty of every citizen of India—
(a) to abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals and institutions. the National Flag and the National Anthem;
(b) to cherish and follow the noble ideals which inspired our national struggle for freedom;
(c) to uphold and protect the sovereignty. unit)’ and integrity of India;
(d) to defend the country and render national service when called upon to do so;
(e) to promote harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood amongst all the people of India. transcending religious, linguistic. regional or sectional diversities, to renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of wom…