International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2020)

Study of the human rights of the elderly in India


Mayank Tiwari

Human Rights is a wide concept, which covers varied realms of human concern, right from the dignity and security of the human beings to their working conditions and their right to life. Interestingly, the Right to Life is ensured and protected by Article 21 of our highest laws of the land, The Constitution. Under the same umbrella our Apex Court, declared Right to work as a fundamental right, in the celebrated case of Olga Tellis & Ors. v Bombay Municipal Corporation & Ors. In the case of Sayeed Maqsood Ali v State of Madhya Pradesh, the Hon’ble Court held that Right to sleep comes under the ambit of Fundamental Rights. There are plethora of cases by virtue of which we come to know that Right to clean environment, Right to privacy, Right to die with dignity and many others come under the domain of Fundamental Rights. As the term ‘Fundamental ‘suggests the basic rights every individual must possess and the same goes with the latent idea lying in the advent of the concept of Human Rights in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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Mayank Tiwari. Study of the human rights of the elderly in India. International Journal of Law, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2020, Pages 142-147
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