The term “Liberty” is derived from Latin word ‘Liber’ meaning free. The ideals of liberty, equality, justice are of great importance in democracy and these goals are universal in nature. Of all the rights which are considered fundamental for the development of the personality of the individual, the right to liberty happens to be most respected and valued. In this sense liberty means freedom from restraints and the freedom to act as one likes. However, in a civil society such a meaning of Liberty is taken to be harmful and real liberty can be enjoyed only in an organised society.

Liberty is also understood as freedom or self-rule. Liberty means freedom. Emancipation from slavery, freedom from autocratic rule, and freedom from foreign rule is liberty. Liberty deals with personal, social and national freedom. Social, economic and political rights which an individual needs for all-round development is also called liberty.

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