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Correct Option is A.V. Dicey

The concept of ‘equality before the law’ is an element of the concept of ‘Rule of Law’, propounded by A.V. Dicey, the British jurist. His concept has the following three elements or aspects (i) Absence of arbitrary power means no man can be punished except for a breach of law. (ii) Equality before the law means equal subjection of all citizens (rich or poor, high/low, official or non-official) to the ordinary law of the land administered by the ordinary law courts. (iii) The primacy of the rights of the individual, that is, the constitution is the result of the rights of the individual as defined and enforced by the courts of law rather than the constitution being the source of the individual rights The first and second elements are applicable to the Indian System and not the third one. In the Indian System, the constitution is the source of the individual rights.

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