Writea short note on any two struggles for full enjoyment of citizenrights which have taken place in India in recent years. Which rightswere being claimed in each case?
Themovement in India regarding the rights of lesbians and gays toexpress and lead a normal life demanded the decriminalisation ofhomosexuality by the state that was considered to be a crime. Delhihigh court has decriminalised homosexuality but still the movement ison as it has not yet gained the legal approval.
NarmadaBachao Andolan is an environmental as well as human rights movement.The movement is against increasing the height of the dam. Theincrease in the height of the dam will flood the area and residentswill get displaced. The movement is to force the government todecrease the height of the dam and pay proper compensation to thepeople and assure rehabilitation for them.
Boththe above mentioned movements are still going on for the human rightsof people. The first movement was for freedom of expression, right tosecurity and normal life as Indian citizens. The second movementfocused on the right to shelter, food, employment and security of thepeople as citizens of India.