(a) What do you understand by human rights? (b) What are these rights? (c) What is the condition of the rights in our country? (d) Do you think our poor children enjoying their rights? (e) What happens to our womenfolk in enjoying their rights? (f) What is the fate of our old people?
Human rights mean the rights that should be inherited by everyone from the country and countrymen. These rights are fundamental for living and for normal human existence. They are based on the concept that every man and woman, irrespective of caste, creed, color, race and nationality is born with certain fundamental rights such as the right to live, speech, freedom, justice, etc. These rights are, therefore, enshrined in the constitution of the countries. Every person in this world has the right to get food, clothing, shelter, education and treatment. Those are regarded as the five basic human rights. In our country, some rights are being protected and some rights are being neglected. Our poor children are deprived of food and education. They have to earn money themselves for living. They do it by engaging themselves in many risky jobs. Our women folk are deprived of education. They have no right to make any decision or pass any opinion about the important issues in the family. Sometimes they are tortured both physically and mentally. Our old people are deprived of proper care and treatment. People can come to know what the constitution says about their rights if they are conscious of their rights. If people know about their rights, they can enjoy, use and protect them properly and thus they can contribute to the development of the country. Protection and maintenance of human rights is a fundamental duty of every government. Countries, particularly the democratic countries, must stand together in this respect and take necessary persuasive and even coercive actions, to see that the fundamental human rights are adhered to by people, organizations and countries all over the world.