Human rights movements and social justice in India
Author(s): Sanjay Kumar Sahu
Abstract: Human Rights and social justice are closely related. Social justice for people is unimaginable and unattainable if human rights are violated and denied. Human rights form a major part of social justice. Human Rights constitute sacred, democratic and human principle, and the rights basic to human decent existence in society need to be kept outside the purview of narrow, petty politics. Sometimes politicisation of some issues of human rights exercise a damaging impact upon the political environment and national interest of the country and give rise to great concern for national security. The Government of India and the State Governments should attach more importance to the protection and preservation of human rights to ensure social justice to people and must not allow of the issue of human rights.