The debate is being sponsored by the NHRC to live up to its role 'to spread human rights literacy among various sections of society and promote awareness of the safeguards available for the protection of these rights through publications, the media, seminars and other available means'.
The charter of universal human rights holds that everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. And, one important right states that everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
However, the Indian Constitution has yet to pass many bills and enact laws to give its constitution a sound foundation to create a nation wherein the universal human rights are protected and implemented.
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