AN EVALUATIVE STUDY OF HINDUISM WITH REFERENCE TO HUMAN RIGHTS

Authors

  • Dr. Hirenkumar Chandrakant Chag LL.M., Ph. D, Visiting Faculty, Department of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Laws, Saurashtra University, Rajkot

Keywords:

Hinduism, Human Rights, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Dharma

Abstract

Ever since the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, universality of internationally recognized human rights norms has been a subject of concern and debate, especially by those espousing cultural and regional relativism. During the preparatory meetings convened in various regions of the world as precursors to the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, governments at the Regional Meeting for Asia advocated the view that human rights should be seen in the context of religious and cultural settings along with national and religious settings. It should, however, be noted that the Vienna Declaration and Program of Action adopted at the Vienna Conference reiterated the universality and indivisibility of human rights.

References

I. M. Rama Jois, Legal and Constitutional History of India, vol. I (1984), p. 4.

II. Manusmriti,VIII. 15

III. 3. Bhagvadgeeta, ch. VI, verse 31; ch. VII, verse 19; ch. VIII, verse 61; ch. XI, verse 38.

IV. Isa Upanishad, verse 1. See also Bhagvadgeeta, ch. IX, verse 4; ch. XIII, verse

V. See, e.g., Bhagvadgeeta, ch. V, verse 19; ch. VI, verse 31; ch. XIII, verse 31

VI. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, done at New York, Dec. 16, 1966, entered into force March 23, 1976. U.N. G.A. Res. 2200 (XXI). 21 U.N. GAOR, Supp. (No. 60) 52, U.N. Doc. A/6316 (1967).

VII. Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 21 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 16) 59, U.N. Doc. A/6316 (1967).

VIII. See art. 17 of the Constitution of India (1948).

IX. See arts. 14, 15 and 16 of the Constitution of India (1948).

X. Manusmriti, VII. 299-300

XI. Rama Jois, supra (note 10), p. 585.

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Published

15-09-2023

How to Cite

Dr. Hirenkumar Chandrakant Chag. (2023). AN EVALUATIVE STUDY OF HINDUISM WITH REFERENCE TO HUMAN RIGHTS. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 9(9). Retrieved from https://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/3043