The petitioner an employee of the Government Railway Department complained that a
circular authorising the deduction of a contribution from him to the National Security
Fund in the absence of objection by him infringes {1) his Fundamental Right of freedom
of thought, conscience and freedom (Article 10, 14(1) (e) of the Constitution)
because the money is to be used to buy arms and weapons which will be employed in
the destruction of human life and violence which is repugnant to the tenets of the
Buddhist faith and belief which he professes and by requiring express objection forces
him to make public his opinions with a view to singling him out for and exposing him to
harassment and (2) his right to equality {Article 12 (1) of the Constitution) because
employees of the Health Department for instance have not been called upon to
contribute to the National Security Fund.

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