Thursday, December 10, 2009

Human Rights Watch

Ideally, today should have been a celebration of the human existence, epitomizing the values of togetherness, freedom, justice and a lot lot more. But Human Rights Day is a crude reminder of the despicable atrocities we commit against our own kind.

Societies and groups are becoming dangerously exclusive, often founded and furthered on religious and caste based ideologies rather than intellectual pursuits of mutual interests! Besides, warring factions in many nations threaten the basics of livelihood, particularly in countries such as Sudan, Pakistan and Afghanistan, to name a few, that is!

It's certainly not about attaining technological and financial prowess in parts when other parts of the world are immersed in turmoil and terror.

The question remains........ where are we headed? Or, are we headed forward at all?

15 comments:

  1. Rakesh, are we ready to look at our own double standards?

    You don't have to be on the International Court of Justice to understand that we, even the we who think we do no harm to another, more often than not disregard the rights of an other!

    well not to talk of violations at national or international right....sometimes standing up for individual rights itself become a violation of human right --- many cases in context, but the first that shook my conscious was the case of our old filmstar Saritha's first marriage to a Telugu director....we had it as a case study in Marriage Law!

    The nutshell is Human Rights violations have been there, it will be there....So will the Commissions be....While they hit the roads, we many celebrate our own individual lives individually!

    anyway, nice to have this reminder....I had forgotten, and not seen the paper yet! :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  3. some errors :)

    well not to talk of violations at national or international level....sometimes standing up for individual rights itself become a violation of human right --- many cases in context, but the first that shook my conscience was the case of our old filmstar Saritha's first marriage to a Telugu director....we had it as a case study in Marriage Law!

    wishes,
    devika

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  4. human rights are ethics framed to keep human beings as human beings! but not all human are same. the problem is everyone has a brain and it thinks distinctly!
    one can achieve smooth world by hypnotising the rest of the world to his orders!and it itself will be human rights violation.
    Else ppl will be eating each other for food,money and place!

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  5. Yeah, yeah, we do have days for everything ! We dont do anything about it, thats the whole issue !!!

    btw, Rakesh, been a long time since you came over at my place !! :D :D

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  6. wat strange co incidence...I was going to write about the same on my blog...well I will change my plan now.....moreover I have a test to prepare for , so dont think i will write anytime soon.....
    Hope u enjoyin urself, have a good time

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  7. Human rights r trampled over...fake human rights activists make lot of noises...real activists are stamped down...
    and we have a day to celebrate it all..!

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  8. Well rakesh first of all really nice topic highlighted...

    Human right activists are never heard too...people don't really have the time to hear and help them in making this a better place to live...but yes we as people are ready to pass comments when they do something..i guess that primilarily the reason why we are at this place

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  9. Rakesh, a message for Praveen,

    would love to know who is real and who is fake -- I mean the Indians....have been a researcher there for some years :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  10. rakesh,
    thanks for the reminder.not for this day only but for all the days,every minute, every second..
    take care
    wishes

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  11. Hi Rakesh! Hopefully we'll be heading forward, but it isn't granted; need to fight for it every day...

    Blogtrotter just finished Bilbao 2008. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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  12. I understand the ansgt in the msg. But i think we're moving ahead in the right direction. take india... in the last century caste was the very heart of all social classification in india. now it's changed... it's money and status... not caste. things change... albeit slowly. we need to have patience.

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  13. Heyy, you are mentioned in my 200th post. Have a look :

    http://vlokam.wordpress.com/2009/12/14/my-post-your-comments-our-lokam/

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  14. I think the myth that we can have complete control over everything around is is creatung this problem! Let them jump - Aadathe aattamellam pottavanga mannukkulle pone kadhai unakku theriyuma......

    Destination Infinity

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  15. "where are we headed?"...answer is dat v r chasing tails in circles...v r nw leading the world to the past, ie., the era of anarchy and infinite insensitivity!!!Human rights indeed.>.!!!V r da earth's virus!

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