Human Rights are Values of Democracy

  • V. S. Ingle


            The rights which are incorporated in the chapter third of the constitution of India are therefore called fundamental rights. The rights are also fundamental because without the rights all round development of personality of an individual is not possible. The fundamental rights were included in the constitution because they were considered essential for the development of the personality of every individual and preserve human dignity. The writers of the constitution regarded democracy of no avail of civil liberties, like freedom of speech and religion were not recognised and protected by the state. According to them, democracy is in essence a government by opinion and therefore the means of formulating public opinion should be secured to the people of democratic nation for this purpose the constitution guaranteed to all the citizens of India. The freedom of speech and expression and various other freedoms in the form of fundamental rights.