The role of non-Governmental organisations in sensitizing and protecting human rights in India
Dr. KVR Srinivas
Human rights are the basic rights which every human being inherits the moment one is conceived in the mother’s womb. The question of violation of such inherent right itself is a great challenge for humanity. Every individual possesses and enjoys those rights without any criteria of his/her caste, creed, colour, religion, race, age, sex, place of birth, nationality etc. They are universal in nature. But its violation has not only become history but also rampant even today. This paper focuses mainly on role of Non-Governmental Organizations in sensitizing and protecting human rights. The National Human Rights Commission is like an ombudsman to oversee the effective protection of Human rights. Many organizations around the world dedicate their efforts to protecting human rights and ending human rights abuses. There are NGO’s which can intervene at any point of time with any of the remedial measures in a positive way by counselling, educating the victims, emancipating and empowering them. India witnessed many cases initiated and handled by NGO’s towards protection of human rights from grass-root level. They are very effective agents on human rights education and work as valuable channel for feedback. In this context activated, sensitized, dynamic and dedicated approach of some prominent NGO’s is worthy of appreciation. The Peoples Union for Civil Liberties, The Peoples Union for Democratic Rights, Legal Aid Services etc. have invoked the judicial process in this regard.
Dr. KVR Srinivas. The role of non-Governmental organisations in sensitizing and protecting human rights in India. National Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 422-426