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Human Rights and LGBTQ Community in Arunachal Pradesh (A.P)

Author Name : Mr. Mige Kambu, Miss Hage OPI



ABSTRACT Rights are indispensable requirement of human society. Thus, Laski a famous writer of political science has defined rights as " those conditions of social life without which no man can seek, in general, to be himself at his best" an inference which we can draw from his definition is ' rights are part of social life, which is required by the individuals to develop his skills, talents to realize himself at his best form. Therefore, the concept of rights is an integral part of social life. Realizing the importance of rights in human society, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on 10th December 1948. UDHR defines human rights as those rights which are inherited by individuals by the virtue of being human. It is an inalienable right which cannot be taken away by the state as those rights are not given to its citizens by the state. Human rights are available for everyone irrespective of their caste, religion, language, ethnicity, race, gender etc. The very nature of human rights is that it is universal, inherent, fundamental, inalienable indivisible. However, it is observed throughout the World that LGBTQ community is being discriminated by the society. The discrimination takes the form of physical assault, torture, teasing, indifferent attitudes, threat and many more United Nations Human Rights Commission also observes that discrimination of LGBTQ community undermines the very notion of Human Rights, which are endowed to everyone irrespective of sex, religion, ethnicity, race etc. as a result indifferent attitudes towards them, they are always the victim of social stigma and prejudices. Thus, discrimination of LGBTQ community is a pressing concern in the world today. Keeping in view the present status of LGBTQ community in the world, and Arunachal Pradesh (India) in particular this study is an attempt to understand whether LGBTQ is able to exercise their human rights freely and also to ascertain the forms of discrimination they face.