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The Fundamental Duties serve as a reminder of the responsibilities citizens have towards the nation and society, balancing the rights provided by the Constitution. Whether these duties should be enforced is a subject of debate. State your opinion on the debate.

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

2. The Fundamental Duties serve as a reminder of the responsibilities citizens have towards the nation and society, balancing the rights provided by the Constitution. Whether these duties should be enforced is a subject of debate. State your opinion on the debate. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 2 and mentioned as part of Mission-2024 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about whether or not fundamental duties should be enforced.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving brief about Article 51 and Part IV-A of the constitution.

Body:

In the first part, write about the rationale behind enactment of article 51, its aims and objectives that it strives to achieve.

Next, write about the advantages of enforcing certain fundamental duties – greater unity, spirit of fraternity etc

Next, wite about drawbacks of enforcing fundamental duties – lack of enforcing mechanism, additional burden on governance etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a balanced opinion on the issue.