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RIGHTS AND DUTIES

Of WORLD CITIZENS
FOR A
SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY

GLOBAL HARMONY AND PEACE CENTRE
Regd office : A 129, Ashoka enclave II , Sector 37,Faridabad 121003 India
Email Id ngocosro@gmail.com;, Mob 9971001318,
Managed by Consortium of Social Reforms Organization,
Regd as NGO under societies Act . Regn no 54898 /2006

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RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF WORLD CITIZENS FOR A
SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY

If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large
portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished.
-- By Swami Vivekananda.

One should always be truthful and benevolent to oneself, and to the community of humankind
always with devotion to discharge his/her duties which alone will enable generating respect for
humankind leading to a peaceful life.

Human Rights and Human Duties must go hand in hand.

Human rights and freedom are absolute necessary but not at cost of disharmony, or causing
loss to national integration, counter to national goals and hurting others. We find that often we
expect too much freedom and rights but in return we forget our duties towards society and lack
moral duties as can be seen from a general unrest in the society and lawlessness around us in
India.
CHILD RIGHTS
One of the fundamental requirement of any child is education. Hence Right to Free school
education is must.

However, in several nations the school system is not free. This is dividing the children from
school age into two classes haves and have-nots. This economic disparity is major reason for
unrest and crime in the nation. The public schools are expensive, and a major portion of parent’s
income goes for schooling cost for children and brings economic strain /stress on parents
leading to life style evils in society. Only way out is to free the education till High School for
all. No separate schools for elite rich class. This will also harmonize children of different
culture and faith and economics status to live and work together.

DUTIES OF PARENTS ---- It is duties of parents to send their children, compulsory, to
school for education in place of using them to earn money. In case of violation by parents, they
should be fined and punished.

CHUILD ABUSE

Every child must have right to get protection from abuse like illegal employment and sex.
Government must protect misuse of children for begging or doing work or sexual exploitation.

DUTIES OF ADMINISTRATORS

Administrators should not allow child begging or employment of children under 18. Such
children must be picked up by special teams and taken to child homes.

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RIGHT TO GOOD HEALTH

Every citizen should have right to have affordable health care facilities within affordable
distance from his dwelling.

DUTIES OF CITIZENS

Every citizen must take care of his health as a prime duty thru better lifestyle, adopting nature
cure and doing Yoga and meditation and Nature Cure.

RIGHT TO WATER

Safe drinking water and water for sanitation are basic need of all citizens, hence it becomes
right.

DUTIES OF CITIZENS

All citizens must take proper care not to waste water and conserve every drop of water.

RIGHT TO CLEAN AND SAFE ENVIORNMENT

The government and local authorities should monitor and ensure clean and safe environment
and take strict action against industries and polluters of national resources.

DUTIES OF CITIZENS – Citizens should maintain cleanliness in public places, parks, lakes,
and rivers. Public should not block roads and pollute rivers due to religious rituals. Public must
switch voluntary to electric/ gas cremation of dead. Public should also object to any project
which comes up without clearance of environmental ministry.

RIGHT TO PROTECTION

Right to Protection of all citizens: Compensation should be given for miss happenings like
accidents on roads, riots, terrorist attacks, natural calamities, to affected people.

DUTIES OF CITIZENS

Public must be aware of happenings in his surrounding and report any case of preventing
measures, negligence that can lead to road damage or rail damage or which can convert to
accident or can lead to disaster or any anti national activity to concerned authorities.

RIGHT TO RELIGION

Yes, the right to religion is fundamental for all world citizens, but it should include Humanism
as integral part of all religions.

DUTIES OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS

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The religious leaders all over the world, should ensure that the religion should make one
spiritual and spirituality should lead to humanism i.e. serving humanity, society, and the
deprived section of the society, so as to bring equality for a more peaceful world.

TERRORISM

RIGHT to Protection from terrorism - Government should take measures to counter terror
attacks, such as improve economics of weak regions, which are prone to Naxalites or Maoists
and aids terror activists, adopt advance security systems and trials of terrorists thru fast track
courts.

POLLUTION AND ECOLOGY

RIGHTS OF CITIZENS

Every citizen has right to get clean air, water, rivers, lakes, and protected forests.

DUTIES OF ADMINISTRATION

No new projects in urban area should be allowed. All such actions need strict compliance by
local administration.

DUTIES CITIZENS

1 Not to waste and pollute water.
2 Not to burn any organic / or other waste in open
3 Not to pollute river during festivals
4 Not to add noise pollution, pollute air, cause traffic disruptions during festivals.
5 To use electric / gas cremation in place of wood cremation.

HEALTH RIGHTS

Citizens must have Right to free access to basic health care thru hospitals and dispensaries.

DUTIES OF ADMINISTRATION

Government must educate General health care including Nature cure, Yoga and Meditation at
school level and thru Awareness Camps / campaigns.

DUTIES OF CITIZENS
1 To keep general cleanliness and hygiene around their area
2 Do regular practice of yoga and meditation
3 Hospitals should ensure that no avoidable surgery should be performed on patients.

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4 Government should also take steps so that patients get cheaper equivalent medicines
in place of specific company drugs prescribed by doctors, which are very expensive.
VIOLENCE ON WOMEN

Lot of male in poor families are addicted to alcohol, tobacco and drugs, and it drains away
sizable portion of their income. Moreover, often most of male after drinking alcohol beat their
wife and children.
Government must support such families, thru counselling and training in adopting yoga and
naturopathy to get rid of bad habits with support of local NGOs.
RIGHTS OF WOMEN FREEDOM

Women must have equal rights in every religion to adopt Humanism and use dress code to her
wishes and freedom and society and religious leaders should not enforce any ritual out of force
on women followers.

DUTIES OF WOMEN
Women of all religions should work for equality, humanity, divinity and integrity of society.

POLITICS

The politics world over is getting criminalized day by day. The race to win in politics and
business is so intense that it is kills all ethics. Law makers become law breakers. The political
system worldwide has become most corrupt and root cause of unrest everywhere.
Citizens must have rights in order to check performance of the elected representatives like
legislatures, ministers, bureaucrats etc. and work in coordination with civil rights society to
remove them if they are corrupt or non-performing.

RIGHTS OF CIVIL SOCIETY
The civil rights society or welfare association of local residents must have rights to recommend
removal of MLA/ MP/ Legislature etc by reporting matter to special civil court, if the subject
legislature is not delivering to the community or using corrupt practices for his personal gains.

DUTIES OF PUBLIC
Public should not approach legislatures to get some favours on illegal activities like
construction of house thru illegal ways, illegal encroachment of roads by shop keepers etc

GOOD GOVERNANCE AND STRICT ACCOUNTABILITY
India and many similar Asian nations have very poor, slow, and lethargic judicial system.
Bureaucrats have no accountability. The people in power and politics often misuse their power
with support of bureaucrats to meet selfish motives. Political rivals use media to negate reforms
and positive development of government in power. In such atmosphere drastic changes are

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required where law can be enforced with strictness. Bureaucrats should be made accountable
and should be punished for non-performance or given rewards for good performance.
RIGHTS TO GOOD GOVERNANCE
Yes, public has right to get good governance and must get relief from bad governance. The
public servants must be punished or rewarded as per their performance so that they strife for
their duties.

DUTIES OF PUBLIC
Public has duty to report any type of bad governance faced by citizens.

ANIMAL RIGHTS
Animal rights are good if animals do not become a menace. Monkey menace and frequent dog
bites on a street or area is common. Here a balanced approach is needed to implement animal
rights, since the cost of human lives cannot be ignored. Hence adequate measures should be
taken to resolve the problem without sacrificing animal rights.
LABOUR LAWS AND EMPLOYMENT
Lot of industries get closed due to politics played by few leaders of labor unions, leading to
more unemployment and does not solve interest of employer and employees. Hence a balanced
approach must be adopted by both work force and employers so that they are not exploited by
union leaders.
Rights of labor and Duties of Employer - To get proper wages as per skills and health of
company, ESI, PF, good environment and other benefits as per rules.
Factory automation and robotics should be used for accuracy and quality and not to curtail
manpower. As unemployment will lead to economic disparity and unrest.
PRACTICE OF RELIGION
RIGHTS
Every citizen has right to practice his religion and duty to respect other religions and believe
in Oneness of God.
DUTIES
Religious leaders should not impose any diktats on followers, but let followers, allow to
practice religion with harmony, humanity, secularism and peace as basic fundamental duty.
CONCLUSION
Human rights and freedom are absolute necessary but not at cost of disharmony, or causing
loss to national integration, counter to national goals and hurting others. At the epicenter of any
change for a better future is self-transformation. The transformation occurs thru management
and coordination between mind, intellect, consciousness, physical body and the ego. The
perfect coordination is achieved thru yoga and meditation and leads to pure mind and pure
thoughts.

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