'Rights are reasonable claims of persons recognised by society and sanctioned by law.'

democratic-rights

#1

‘Rights are reasonable claims of persons recognised by society and sanctioned by law.’ Why should these claims be reasonable? Explain.


#2

Rights are reasonable claims because
(i) Rights are those conditions which allow for the fullest development of individuals’ personality.
(ii) Rights need to be recognised by society and must be reasonable.
(iii) They are the claims that we make on society and on government.
(iv) They are made available to others and one’s right becomes one’s duty to respect the rights of others.
(v) Rights are sanctioned by the law, they need to have legal backing. They are justiciable and enforceable. In case rights are violated, we can approach courts.