I'm currently doing a research on the subject of caste discrimination in India. I have searched internet for some of the informationI'm seeking, but have been unable to find satisfactory answers. I am wondering if someone here can answer some of the questions I have.
1) Indian Constitution, especially articles 14th through 21st, guarantees protection of fundamental rights. However, these articles only mention violation by the state and the government. What about the violation by citizen or private companies? Are individuals or companies that violate another citizen's rights or discriminate not liable for protecting human rights?
2) If there's ever a lawsuit brought against a citizen or private company for violating someone's fundamental right what will be the charges in that case? Will the accused be charged as violating the Constitution or will they be charged with some other Indian Penal Codes? If so, which codes?
3) what can be the ultimate vedict or punishment for these violators?