Seminar - Human Rights in India
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About the Event
Today’s topic should need no introduction. Human rights constitute the most basic requirement to lead a life of dignity. Each individual is equally entitled to these rights without discrimination. We also happen to be discussing this topic on the day the UN charter was signed back in 1945 (briefly discuss WWII and the recognition of the importance of human rights internationally through the UN system, UDHR etc.)
In the context of Covid and lockdown, various issues and questions about human rights have emerged. One such critical issue was concerned with the plight of stranded migrant workers all over the country. In a situation where there was a deadly health risk, millions of people were not allowed to return to their homes in distant villages, and little to no arrangements were made for sustenance and well-being. Human rights issues are often placed in such complex frames. To illustrate, as livelihood opportunities diminish, what role or responsibility does the state have towards securing basic rights to citizens?