Of Humane Rights

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”

Human Rights has always been quite a volatile sector where the violators of such rights can be held as much responsible as those attempting to blur the boundaries between due rights and undue exploitation of privileges. Establishing and maintaining the fine line between the two is no easy task and requires a lot of knowledge, skill, patience and experience.

~ The much debated right to dissent and/or the extent of rights of citizens of a democracy versus justifiable governance;

~ The reconsideration of legal, and social, judgments on sex and sexuality;

~ The ethics of legalization of euthanasia;

~ The assurance of better lives to indigenous tribes;

~ The disputed grants of reservations to selected communities;

~ The appreciation of moral-full citizenship being granted to prostitutes and their children;

~ The acknowledgement of rights of migrants;

~ The continuing discussion on the limitations to the rights to be subjected to juvenile justice;

~ The indecision with respect to what extent one country needs to make itself heard in another (if ever);

~ The alleged collapse of confidence in state agencies amidst controversial liability of failed developmental projects;

~ The dubiousness of how one monk’s (re)visit to a state decides the loyalty of cross border relations between two nations;

~ The fractioned oneness over demonetization;

~ The long-standing claims of frailties in election routines;

~ The irresolution over a democratic, free citizen’s right to choice of food and nutrients;

~ The oddity of general apathy towards cleanliness, hygiene and basic education as opposed to digital literacy and bandwidth access;

The legitimacy of the global reaction to the distortions in the single story of the world’s leading nation

Human rights, far from ever being static, are interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.

The betterment of one right facilitates advancement of the others. Likewise, the deprivation of one right strikes out the others. Human rights, being inherent and inalienable, are guaranteed not only to the abused and victimized, but also to the abuser and victimizer, evidently with much justified restrictions to the later entity. An attempt to comprehend the enforcement, regulation and protection of human rights entails a cognition of both rights and obligations.

Empathizing with this spirit of human rights is relevant since all is fair neither in love nor in war.

For there are times when we don’t know why it is that we love, if at all.

For there are times when we don’t know wherefore, and/or against whom, we are at war.

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