As the world’s most populous nation, India has over 1.4 billion people, equivalent to 17.7% of the total world population.
The Constitution of India mandates human rights for all citizens but recently many human right violations have come to the forefront that have cast a shadow.
One of the challenges to implementing human rights however remains the lack of accountability for official misconduct seen at various levels within the government, shortage of trained police officers, and an overburdened court system.
The healthcare system in the country is deeply vulnerable, something that the COVID-19 pandemic exposed which is a result of the country’s low expenditure on public health.
There are several issues that need addressing and while some steps have been initiated, it is time to rethink the effectiveness of the same needs to be addressed as World Population Day comes up on July 11th.
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