Human Rights in Changing Scenario of India: An Overview
Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology
University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
ISSN: 2319-961X, UGC Approved Journal No. 44192, Impact Factor: 3.104
The constitution of India implemented many acts through parliament of India in 21st century and witness to a growing recognition of the place and relevance of human rights. In this article few acts are discussed. They are Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2011 (provides a mechanism to investigate alleged corruption and misuse of power by public servants), The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (gender neutral with respect to pornography, the act criminalizes even watching or collection of pornographic content involving children), National Food Security Act, 2013 (aims to provide subsidized food grains to approximately two thirds of India’s 1.2 billion people), Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014 (regulate street vendors in public areas and protect their rights) and Undisclosed foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of tax) Bill, 2015 (aims to curb black money, and penalty on such income). As far as the concept of human rights are concerned the challenges are to make the people aware of judicial systems, prepare them for political participation, create opportunity for equality, and etc.
Human rights, constitution of India, protection act, disclose, violation, complainant