Human Rights- Through TheAges

Human Rights are rights which are inherent to all human beings whatever their nationality, place of residence , sex, ethnic origin ,colour, religion , language or any other status. They are one of the fundamental aspects of a civilized society. The recognition of the Universal Human Rights is a pre- requisite for ensuring peace and harmony in the world.
Differences in culture, religion and political ideology are starkly represented in society today. Many countries have become hostile towards the term “human rights” . In the past decade the context of human rights in India was influenced by the state policy of liberalisation , the inter nationalising of human rights . Intermixing of cultures of different countries and free trade have made people aware about the relevance and importance of granting every individual their “human rights” because they are borne as humans.
All human beings have a right to dignity , equality and freedom according to the universal declaration of human rights , a product of contemporary society intended to protect the weak and vulnerable . The lesson of the recent past is that , wherever people are given the chance to choose , they choose internationally recognised human right. They want their voices to be reached to the masses. All people want their standards of living to be emphatically improved upon and guaranteed than their “humanitarian rights” .However , today the very existence of human rights is being threatened by a political attitude that accepts power struggles , cyclical violence, and war, and by world leaders , whose actions promote this unjust reality instead of a world order based on humanitarian values developed over time.
There is a paradigm shift in the ideology of the way human rights were being treated, a decade ago. More emphasis is now being laid on humanity rather than on the socio- economic or political aspects of the humanatrian rights.
In the face of industrialization, it was emphatically true, the growing inequality and dissatisfaction of the working class. Many eminent people became a rallying points for previously marginalized individuals, reflecting the very spirit of human rights in making the weak visible to the powerful. Socialist ideas both contributed from and detracted to human rights, as communist regimes committed many atrocities. But today, human rights have a powerful influence in promoting dignity , the rule of law and representative government . As each superpower tried to convert the world to its own beliefs , it became increasingly apparent that the idea of respecting human dignity had become lost in a political agenda. Defending human rights had really become a point of concern . It was a fight to reach the top of the world, humanity being totally sidelined. In the race of supremacy of power, humans suffered as they did never before.
It is the need of the hour to point out that human rights are the new standard of civilisation .”All human rights for all” is the goal of the century and the aim is to ensure that human rights are universally accepted and respected. We still haven’t gone far enough to realise that ‘The meaning of life is to serve humanity’.

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