If I were a Serb, I would not support what Milosevic did in Kosovo because what he did was very narrow minded and discriminatory towards the Albanians. No, this method of establishing Serb dominance was not good for the Serbs because this action of Milosevic led to conflict and hostility between the Serbs and the Albanians. The Albanians were massacred by the army of their own country. Ultimately, Milosevic lost power and was tried by the International Court of Justice for crimes against humanity.
(i) Indian example compared to 'Prison in Guantanamo Bay':
A news report in 'The Hindu' newspaper dated 20th October, 2006:
CBI to Probe Custodial Violence: Case According to the petitioner, there was a petty quarrel between her children and her neighbour's children on 5th February, 2004, for which the latter preferred a complaint with the police. Due to coercion from the complainant's relative, who worked at the Tamil Nadu House in New Delhi, the police summoned the petitioner and her husband, S Annakodi, to the police station on the next day. Mr Annakodi was brutally beaten up by a sub-inspector there. He was produced before the Judicial Magistrate and let out on bail the same day.
Immediately, his wife took him to a private clinic where the doctor advised her to admit him in the General Hospital. As Ms Muniyammal did not have enough money she took her husband back home where he died at 2 am on 8th February. Similarity There is custodial violence in both cases.
(a) The violence in the Indian case is in the Police Station, whereas in the first case it was in prison.
(b) In the Indian case, the person was visiting the police station on a summons, whereas in the earlier case the prisoners had been illegally detained in prison.
(ii) Indian example compared to 'Citizens' Rights in Saudi Arabia':
A news report in 'The Times of India' newspaper dated 6th August, 2012. Gender discrimination, say women candidates. Bhopal The number of women candidates who were not called for interview despite scoring higher marks than male candidates was 109; the CM added and also tabled in the assembly the list of ail such women, candidates along with details of scores, ranks and addresses. "It's a typical case where men have benefitted from reservation meant for women", says one of the candidates Sunita Jain, who hails from Ratlam. She had complained to the national women's commission, state women's commission and made representation at all levels, pointing out that keeping higher cut-off marks for women candidates and lower cut-off marks for men amounted to gender discrimination.
Similarity - None
In the Saudi Arabia case, women are subject to restrictions and also their testimony has half the value of men's testimony. In the Indian case, women were discriminated against by keeping higher cut-off marks for them compared to the men.
(iii) Indian example compared to 'Ethnic massacre in Kosovo':
A news report from Reuters dated 29th August, 2012:
Indian politician found guilty of murder for her role in bloody massacre. A former Indian state minister was found guilty on Wednesday of murder in one of the country's worst religious riots, the highest-profile conviction in a case that casts a shadow over the country 10 years on. Human-rights groups say about 2,500 people, mostly Muslims, were hacked, beaten or burned to death in Gujarat state after a suspected Muslim mob burned alive 59 Hindu activists and pilgrims inside a train in February, 2002.
In both cases, the minority people were massacred.
In the case of Kosovo, it was organized by the government and executed by their soldiers. In the Indian case, it was done by a mob, which was instigated by some people who were in the government.
Letter to Anas Jamil
Today I read your letter.I was really disheartened by what has happened to you and your family. I want to inform you that Mr el-Banna was arrested along with friend Bisher al-Rawi, an Iraqi citizen, during a business trip to Gambia in 2002 on suspicion of links to terrorism. After questioning his father and al-Rawi, the pair were handed over to American security officers and transferred to Guantanamo Bay via a US air base in Bagram, Afghanistan.
There have been allegations that the British security services tipped off the US that they were linked to al-Qaeda suspect Abu Qatada. But Mr el-Banna's lawyers say the evidence against him is flimsy. He was accused of having a suspicious device in his baggage but it turned out to be a battery charger bought from Argos. Mr el-Banna suffers from diabetes but Miss Teather says he has been denied the salad he needs to control his blood sugar levels "because it is too expensive", causing a severe deterioration in his sight.
Miss Teather told the Daily Mail: "What we want is basic justice. Jamil should either be charged or released but his lawyers are confident there is no evidence against him.
It has been tough for you but we all are with you, so, don't worry. Lots of love to you.
E-4 Mansarovar Enclave,
6 November 2020.
My friend Bindhu,
I am feeling very bad when I heard that you are also going through the same situation like I faced. Be strong. Face the challenges bravely. I hope you will also get the justice as soon as possible and the main culprits behind these massacres will be punished.
Examples of elected governments not protecting or even attacking the rights of their own citizens are:
It is true that the rich can have better lawyers in the courts but the law is the same for everyone. Being rich or having good lawyers does not mean that equality of law also changes. Whether a person is rich or poor, the law remains the same for all citizens. The judiciary follows the rule of law for all without discrimination.
As the outer lane has a bigger circumference than the inner lane, more than 400 meters distance will be covered in one round of the track. So competitors in the outer lane are placed ahead, so that they are given an equal opportunity compared to the person in the inner lane. If all the competitors start at the same line, the outer track competitors will have to run a longer distance, which will not be fair.
So in the first case, it will be a fair race. Similarly, in a competition for jobs, if the Scheduled Castes are given reservations, they can compete on an equal basis, because they are educationally and culturally backward, although they may be fit for the job for which they have applied.
In many public buildings like hospitals and big offices, there are such ramps. Some airports have special toilets for the physically handicapped. These special provisions do not go against the right to equality as handicapped persons also have the same rights as normal citizens and the government must provide for them accordingly.
In my area there are instances like:
No, the freedom of expression should not be extended to those who are spreading wrong and narrow minded ideas, since it is harmful for society and democracy. No, they should not be allowed to confuse the public because it would be wrong to do so. Spreading wrong information for personal gains is wrong.
(i) Yes, this violates the right to freedom of thought and expression.
(ii) Yes, this violates the right to freedom of thought and expression.
(iii) Yes, this violates the right to freedom to form associations and unions.
(iv) No, this is not a violation of the right to freedom because the Constitution guarantees freedom to a group of people as long as that freedom does not affect or hamper any other freedom of anyone else. Also the ban is imposed in the larger interests of the people.
Letter to the Editor
This is to bring to the notice of all concerned that many children are being exploited and forced to work for food and shelter. Instances which have come to my knowledge are
(i) A large number of village children between the ages of 7 to 12 years of Salem district in. Tamil Nadu has been sold in Kerala to work as child labour.
(ii) Many children in Karnataka, even down to the age of 5 years, have been employed in digging,breaking stones, loading and processing iron ore in the mines there. The work is very hazardous and they are not using any safety measures.
(iii) Female child labour is also being utilized in many places. In fact, the number of female child labourers has increased in recent times, both in urban as well as rural areas.
By this letter, I wish to bring these facts to the notice of the Government, so that they can take suitable action against the people who are violating the Right against Exploitation of these children. I hope that my plea will create a proper response from the government to bring these malpractices to an end.
Minimum wages in our state for daily labourers per day are Rs.300/-
I spoke to 5 different persons with different occupations each. They don’t know the real meaning of minimum wages. Unskilled are getting wages below the minimum wage of the state whereas semi skilled and skilled are getting salaries above the minimum wages in the state. All of them opined that men and women are not getting same wages. Below are the wages of the 5 persons.
It is true that the Constitution does not give the people their religion. However, it does not prevent the Constitution from giving the people the right to practice their religion, because the Constitution contains Principles that are meant for the welfare of the citizens. The Constitution therefore provides conditions to the citizens under which they can follow and practice their religion with freedom.
(i) Here it is the Right to Freedom of Religion.
(ii) Here it is the Right to Equality.
(iii) Here it is the Right to Freedom of Religion.
No, the President of India cannot stop me from approaching the Supreme Court to secure my Fundamental Rights because the Fundamental Rights have been enshrined in our Constitution. This means that our Constitution provides and protects these rights and they cannot be taken away or violated by any person or government action or law, which also includes the President of India. The Right to Constitutional Remedies is a Fundamental Right, according to which we have the right to approach the Supreme Court in case of violation of rights by any person or government law. So, nobody can stop us from going to court to secure our Fundamental Rights.
No, these (Fundamental Rights) are not only for the adults, they are available to all the citizens of the country without any discrimination. Right against exploitation is specially devoted to children because it protects the children from exploitation.
After Bifurcation, Andhra Pradesh has set up State Human rights commission in Visakhapatnam in March, 2021. A state human rights commission is a statutory body with three or more members headed by a retired high court judge and two other (judicial and non judicial) members. The commission is responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights, related to life, liberty, equality and dignity of individuals as guaranteed under the Indian Constitution and Protection of Human Rights Act of 1993.
The National Human Rights Commission,
Manav Adhikar Bhavan Block-C,
New Delhi, 110023.
Details: Name- K.Vijay Kumar
Victim- G. Naresh
Place of incident- Kakinada
I, K.Vijay Kumar, residing in Kakinada city have witnessed grave violation of Human rights in my neighbourhood. Victim named G.Naresh is one of my neighbours belonging to a scheduled caste. He was brutally thrashed and killed in the day light by upper caste people of our locality because of petty issue arose during cricket match between G. Naresh and one upper caste guy. Even though Scheduled caste people raised complaint in police station and State Human rights commission no action was taken yet. The culprits are still roaming freely without any guilt.
So, I kindly request the National Human Rights Commission Chairman to look into the issue and deliver justice to the victims family.
(d) Parents’ property is inherited by their children.
(d) Freedom to oppose the central values of the Constitution
(c) Right to protect one’s culture
Right to Freedom of Religion
Right to Freedom
Right to Equality
Right against Exploitation
(a) Every country that is a democracy gives rights to its citizens.
Rights are necessary for the very existence of democracy. In a democracy, every citizen has the right to vote.
It is justified. The security of the country is the first duty of a government, and this cause can stop the people from visiting the border areas.
This action is also justified. The local population may not be financially strong to protect its interests. Outsiders can take away their rights in their own area, so such a step of the government is correct.
Not justified. The publication of a book can only be banned if it disturbs the peace and hurts the sentiments of a section of people, and not on grounds of protecting the ruling party’s prospects in the next election.
In Manoj’s case, two fundamental rights are being violated.
Right to Equality. Everyone is equal in the eyes of law. No one can be denied admission on the grounds of his birth. The person is also practising untouchability which is a punishable offence. His right to opportunity is also being violated.
Right to Freedom. Manoj has the right to apply for any job anywhere as long as he is qualified for it. No one can force him to do a certain job against his wishes.
In this dispute, Madhurima is correct. She is entitled to right to equality and therefore she can choose to use either her maiden name or her husband’s surname. Forcing her to use to her husband’s surname will result in infringement of her right.
(c) NHRC Report
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