Vexen Crabtree (vexen) wrote,
Vexen Crabtree

Human Rights and Freedom in India

Human Rights and Freedom in India. India is poor at human rights and freedoms although Supreme Court rulings in 2017 strengthened fundamental human rights in general, for women in particular, and increased the accountability of security forces; it also accepted the right to privacy and improved India's stance on free speech and the rule of law. The court also outlawed "triple talaq" which allowed Muslim men to unilaterally divorce their wives with no warning11. But unfortunately India gets most other things wrong. It does worse than average in supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms, fighting corruption, eliminating modern slavery, opposing gender inequality, LGBT equality and supporting press freedom. The constitution gives some protections for freedom of religion but some states and some laws create restrictions that create unfair legal prejudices towards, or against, certain religious groups and Hindu extremism has become 'an impediment to the exercise and enjoyment of internationally recognized human rights'. Abuses committed by security forces persisted including allegations of torture, extrajudicial killings, notably in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, and Jammu and Kashmir.
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