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Correct Option is only 1

Article 14 says that the State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of the laws within the territory of India. The concept of ‘equality before the law’ is of British origin while the concept of ‘equal protection of laws’ has been taken from the American Constitution. Hence only statement 1 is correct. The concept of ‘equal protection of laws’ means (a)the equality of treatment under equal circumstances both in the privileges conferred and liabilities imposed by the laws (b)the similar application of the same laws to all persons who are similarly situated (c) the like should be treated alike without any discrimination

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