What are the expanding scope of rights in India?
The scope of rights has expanded from the time the Fundamental Rights were enumerated in the Constitution. The range of rights offered by law and guaranteed by the Constitution are much more than simply the fundamental rights. Expansion of the scope of rights includes expansion in the legal rights that a citizen is entitled to enjoy. Courts have given judgments that have expanded the scope of rights in this regard. Freedom of press, right to information as well as education have been derived from the fundamental rights as well. Many other rights which are not fundamental in nature have the status of a constitutional right. These include right to property as well as right to vote.
Another sphere of expansion of rights has taken place in human rights. These have been defined by universal moral claims. Their scope has increased correspondingly to expansion of democracy.