According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, “rights structure the form of governments, the content of laws, and the shape of morality as it is currently perceived.” In other words, Right is a claim protected by Law. The concept of democracy is also based on rights, freedom, liberty, and equality.
As we know, democracy means to the people, for the people, by the people. It is a form of government in which the people of the country hold sovereign power. People have the right to choose their representatives to form the government and they are accountable towards them. In this process, both enjoy their political rights.
Moving forward, we have to understand mainly three rights: Natural Rights, Democratic Rights, and Fundamental Rights.
(a) Natural Rights- It is a broad political theory which talks about the basic rights that include the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness that the government cannot deny.
(b) Democratic Rights- the UDHR is a list of rights, declared by the United Nations in 1948. The list includes:
(c) Fundamental Rights- It is in itself a wide subject written in Part III, Article 12 to 35A of the Constitution of India. But it has been divided into six parts to understand it easily.
We, Association for Parivartan of Nation, a non-profit society have started a campaign called “Know Your Rights” in which we visit different schools, institutions and Chaupals for extensive lectures. We have also conducted round table dialogues and discussions for the same.
Our main objective for this campaign is to reach out to those people who don’t know their basic rights and to wipe out their fear of government officials and bureaucracy because as we know, the law enforcement departments and other government officials are working to serve the nation and to maintain the law order for a decent society.
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We've started a campaign “Know Your Rights” in which we visit different institutions for lecture
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