Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
3) Human rights rooted in an abstract concept of caste, religion will be bad for Indian society, explain the statement while justifying the fact that human rights are inseparable from a full understanding of democracy.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article highlights the fact that our human rights should not be based on
The basis of religious, national or cultural differences.
Key demand of the question:
One has to highlight the importance of human rights in a democratic political setup.
Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
In brief explain the essence of human rights and their significance in a democracy and in what way Human rights rooted in an abstract concept of caste, religion will be bad for Indian society.
Explain the following aspects:
In India, instances of honor killing are on the rise. Perpetrators of this crime believe that their crime is justified since they are upholding the purity of their family.
Caste violence in India is on the rise in recent times. Dalit rights and other minority rights have suffered due to this caste violence which is powered by the existing narrow majoritarian ideology in the society now.
Example: Cow lynching.
Violation of Dalit rights is justified on caste grounds.
How should human rights be defined then?
Basic human rights have to be the same across all such differences.
basic human rights —food, inheritance and reproductive rights,
Education and freedom of work and movement— cannot be denied on the basis of gender differences, just as they cannot be denied on the basis of ‘race’.
Conclude with way forward.