- Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act,1987
- Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act,2007
- National Commission for Backward Classes (Power to Review Advice) Rules,2011
- National Commission for Backward Classes (Salaries and Allowances and other conditions of Service of Chairperson and Members) Rules,1996
- National Commission for Backward Classes Act,1993
- National Commission for Safai Karamcharis Act,1993
- National Policy on Older Persons,1999
- Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010
- Protection Of Civil Rights Act,1955
- Protection of Human Rights Act,1993
- Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2014
- Scheme of Shelters for Urban Homeless, 2013
What are human rights?
In order to live with dignity certain basic rights and freedoms are necessary, which all Human beings are entitled to, these basic rights are called Human Rights
Human rights demand recognition and respect for the inherent dignity to ensure that everyone is protected against abuses which undermine their dignity, and give the opportunities they need to realize their full potential, free from discrimination.
Human rights include civil and political rights, such as:
- The right to freedom of expression
- The right to freedom of religion or conscience
- The right to property
- The right to freedom of assembly
- The right to privacy
- The right to vote.
Human rights also cover economic and social rights, such as:
- The right to an adequate standard of living
- The right to adequate food, housing, water and sanitation
- The rights you have at work
- The right to education.