Humans in disguise neglect human rights

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It goes without saying that all members of the human family are born free and equal in dignity and rights. In this 21st century, everyone should enjoy the right to freedom of speech and worship and freedom from want and fear. In fact, these rights are the highest aspiration of all human beings.
The onus is on every government to observe human rights and fundamental freedoms. If people are deprived of their inherent rights, social unrest entails and ends in barbarous acts. It is therefore essential that all of us must try to understand the core principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which are in fact nothing new but drawn from religious teachings.
It is clear that every religion has taught people how to behave well and how to treat others with respect. Wilson Mizner, an American dramatist, once put it that “Be nice to people on your way up because you will meet them on your way down.”
In this age of modern civilization, globalization has demanded us to learn to embrace a world of diversity in terms of dignity and equality by dropping all our differences. Frankly speaking, even people with some education have a sense to realize that the promotion of the universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms is the foundation of justice and peace in every society.
It would not be far wrong to conclude that human rights flourish only in a caring and humane society. If we all want to brand our world civilized, we should act accordingly. If we assume ourselves to be human beings, we should act accordingly. It is undoubtedly reasonable to assume that only civilized people value human rights and fundamental freedoms. Otherwise, we would be humans in disguise.

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