Human Rights In Modern World- Aimen Abbasi

Posted: December 4, 2015 in Blog Posts, Events, Pictures, Reviews
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Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.
         Human rights are the basic freedom that all people should have.The human rights basically emerge out of human needs and capabilities. In a simple language, human rights are meant for human beings to satisfy their basic needs.Those rights to which every man and woman inhabiting any part of the world should be deemed entitled by virtue of having been born a human being.Human rights are essential for the fullest development and realization of the innate characteristics which nature has bestowed him/her with, as a human being. They are essential to ensure the dignity of every person as a human being.
          Human rights are mainly of two types: (A)Rights which are essential for the dignified and decent human existence like right to fulfillment of basic human needs like food, shelter, clothing, health and sanitation, earning one’s live-hood and the like.(B)Rights which are essential for adequate development of human personality like right to freedom of speech and expression, cultural and educational rights.
         Human Right possess many characteristics and some of these are:Both human beings and human rights are inalienable and inseparable. One can not stay without the other.Human rights are comprehensive. They include socio-economic, civil, political and cultural rights which are relevant for a decent human living.Human rights are universally applicable to one and all. These are meant for all individuals of all nations, without there being any discrimination on grounds of caste, class, colour, sex, creed, language and religion.These rights are also justiciable.
         The human rights situation in Pakistan, if the reports international and domestic human rights NGOs, the international and domestic press, and the documentation of the UN human rights mechanism are to be believed, is extremely serious. All human rights are alleged (claimed) to be violated in Pakistan with impunity without having to suffer the normal injurious consequences of an action.
            Here it is pertinent to point out that a crime committed by one citizen against another, strictly speaking, is not a human rights violation. It becomes a human rights violation when the state or agents of the state deliberately do not take action to correct the wrong or allow the perpetrator (perpetrate = execute) to go free or to avoid justice. A true human rights violation is one in which the rights of the citizens are violated by the state or the agents of the state or by persons commissioned by the agents of the state.
            Depending on how one sees the issues; the biggest human rights violation in Pakistan are the denial by the state of the rights of citizens of the country to education, food, housing and health facilities. On the civil and political front, Pakistan is particularly vulnerable on rights of minorities, the rights of women, the rights of children, independence of judiciary, arbitrary detention, extra-judicial and summary execution, torture and custodial deaths.
           Even Islam teach us and tell us how important human rights are for us. As in the last sermon of the holy prophet (PBUH) is undoubtedly the first and foremost declaration of human rights, given to mankind 1400 years ago. Khutba Hajja-tul-Wida is one of the most important occasions in the history of Islam. The holy prophet clearly negated all kinds of human discriminations on the basis of cast, creed, tribe etc.
He said:
            “O’ people, Allah has created you from one male and one female and made you into tribes and nations, so as to be known to one another. There is no superiority for an Arab over a non-Arab, nor for the white over the black nor for the black over the white except in God-consciousness.”
            In pursuance of the last sermon of the holy prophet (PBUH) and in accordance with the constitution of Pakistan and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the government stands committed to the promotion and protection of human rights. It would be relevant to consider the question whether the situation of human rights in Pakistan has improved or deteriorated in the last couple of years. We can say with a reasonable degree that situation has become marginally better. Some of the positive developments are: The reservation of 33% seats for women in the local bodies elections.  The resurrection (a revival after disuse, inactivity) of reserved seats for women in the provincial and federal legislatures.The abolition of the system of separate electorates for the minorities.The reservation of seats for minorities in the provincial and federal legislatures.The relatively free state of the press.The proactive (of a person, policy, etc.) creating or controlling a situation by taking the initiative) role being played by the superior judiciary in taking cognizance (notice) if human rights violation.Establishment of Human rights development ministries and departments both at provincial as well as National level.
           In the end i would like to say that human rights should be protected these are not only women’s rights these are the rights of all the humans in this world.Everyone should protect them for themselves and for their next generations and government should also work for saving human rights they can protect human rights by: fair and independent judicial system ,By creating awareness among the people about their rights and Rights of the communities must be looked after. We are all humans and every humans life is worth saving.
          “No one saves us but ourselves.No one can and no one may.We ourselves must walk the path.”Buddah
Aimen Abbasi For Beyond Sanity Publishing
Image by: Omer Khalid Anwar

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