Q. what is the position of the right to property in India?

[A] Legal right available to citizens only

[B] Legal right available to any person

[C] Fundamental Right available to citizens only

[D] Neither Fundamental Right nor legal right

Answer: B

Ans) b 

Exp) Option b is correct. 

Why this question: The Supreme Court has recently held that a citizens right to own private property is a human right. 

The Right to Property is a legal right available to any person. Article 300-A provides that no person shall be deprived of his property save by authority of law. 

Right to Property was a Fundamental Right in the original constitution under Article 31, which provided that the Constitution not only guarantees the right of private ownership but also the right to enjoy and dispose of property free from restrictions other than reasonable restriction. It is also mentioned that compensation would be paid to a person whose property has been taken for public purposes. 

The Constitution (Forty-fourth Amendment) Act, 1978 deleted the right to property from the Fundamental Rights. The Amendment omitted Article 31 and Article 19 (1) (f) and inserted in their place Article 300-A. 

Source) https://blog.ipleaders.in/right-to-property-in-india/ 

 Subject) Polity