Differentiate between political, economic and cultural rights. Give examples of each kind of right.

  • Political rights are those rights that ensure equality before law and the right to participate in the political process. Right to contest election is a political right.

  • Economic rights are those rights that ensure the entitlement of basic needs of food, shelter etc.

  • Economic rights helps in fulfilling the political rights. Right to minimum wage is an economic right.

  • Cultural rights are given to citizens to preserve their culture, its essence and its dignity.

  • Political rights and economic rights help in ensuring cultural rights for citizens. Right to establish institutions to preserve one’s language is a cultural right.

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