Gist of Editorials: The View From The Outside (The Hindu) | GS – II

It is time for India, as the world’s largest democracy, to take on an increasingly significant role in safeguarding and protecting of human rights.

Relevance : GS Paper II (Polity and Governance)

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Human rights situation in India

  • deteriorating climate in relation to human rights.
  • Extrajudicial killings in Uttar Pradesh.
  • first ever UN report on human rights violations in Kashmir
  • Assam National Register of Citizens process
  • online hate speech
  • the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh,
  • jailing of human rights defenders,
  • deportation of Rohingya refugees,
  • excessive police response to protests

Way forward

  • record of upholding human rights is abysmal; India must do better.
  • welfare and rights of individuals within the purview of the state.

Conclusion

The respect of the rights of individuals must be non-negotiable.


 

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