Similarly, in the western countries there prevail all sorts of discrimination and violation of human rights. In Pakistan and Afghanistan, women are being denied their basic rights and freedoms.
They are flogged and stoned to death publicity without any fair judicial trial on false and fabricated charges.
The women, children and the weaker sections of the society are victims of these transgressions, and violence.
The UN commission on Human Rights is mainly concerned in protecting and promoting human rights and freedom of the people of the world.
Deaths in police custody, sex-apartheid, child-abuse, political killings are very common which have very much degraded the quality of human life. The massive violation of human rights throughout the world is a matter of great shame for the entire humanity.
Violation and denial of human rights by states is very dangerous and often gives to revolutions. Human rights are the rights to which an individual has a just right as a human being.Then there are many voluntary human rights organisations throughout the length and breadth of the world but in most of the cases, they become a mere instrument of cheap publicity, propaganda, personal gains, popularity etc. For example, in India itself the Kashmiri Pandits etc.have been subject to terrorism, loot, rape, killings and displacement for many years but no human rights organisation has come forward to give voice to their sufferings or to protect their human rights. churches of the black are being burnt and they are persecuted.In a democracy people enjoy the maximum number of human rights. The human rights have their corresponding human duties.They are two aspects of a same coin, Liberty never means license.Rights have their existence on the principle of live and let live.For example, my right to speech and expression involves my duty to all others to enjoy the same of freedom of speech and expression.Human rights pre-suppose a rule of law where all the citizens follow a code of conduct and behaviour for the good of all irrespective of caste, creed, religion, sex, social status, region etc.It is the sense of duty, tolerance, mutual participation that lends meaning and sense to the rights.Under natural rights come such rights as right to live and exist and sustain life with food, shelter, clothing etc.Freedom from torture, cruelty and slavery, freedom of movement, the right to marry and have a family, freedom of thought and conscience and faith are some other fundamental natural rights.