Constitution of India (selected provisions)

PART III - FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

Article 21. Protection of life and personal liberty

No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law.

Article 32. Remedies for enforcement of rights conferred by this Part

(1) The right to move the Supreme Court by appropriate proceedings for the enforcement of the rights conferred by this Part is guaranteed.

(2) The Supreme Court shall have power to issue directions or orders or writs, including writs in the nature of habeas corpus, mandamus, prohibition, quo warranto and certiorari, whichever may be appropriate, for the enforcement of any of the rights conferred by this Part. …

PART IV - DIRECTIVE PRINCIPLES OF STATE POLICY

Article 48A. Protection and improvement of environment and safeguarding of forests and wild life

The State shall endeavour to protect and improve the environment and to safeguard the forests and wild life of the country

PART IVA - FUNDAMENTAL DUTIES

Article 51A. Fundamental duties

It shall be the duty of every citizen of India …

- (g) to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wild life, and to have compassion for living creatures;

PART VI - THE STATES

Article 226. Power of High Courts to issue certain writs

(1) Notwithstanding anything in article 32, every High Court shall have power, throughout the territories in relation to which it exercises jurisdiction, to issue to any person or authority, including in appropriate cases, any Government, within those territories directions, orders or writs, including writs in the nature of habeas corpus, mandamus, prohibition, quo warranto and warranto and certiorari, or any of them, for the enforcement of any of the rights conferred by Part III and for any other purpose. …

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