NCERT Solutions for Class 11 Political Science Political Theory Chapter 5

Rights Class 11

Chapter 5 Rights Exercise Solutions

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Exercise : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 78

Q1 :  

What are rights and why are they important? What are the bases on which claims to rights can be made?


Answer :

  • Rights are primarily those state-recognised claims that every individual regards to be necessary for leading a life of respect and dignity. These are essentially a justified claim or an entitlement.

  • Rights are important as they help individuals to develop their capacity to reason, develop their skills and enable them to make informed choices in life.

The bases on which claims to rights can be made are:

  • The representation of conditions that individuals collectively see as a source of self-respect and dignity.

  • The necessity for every individual's well being.

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Q2 :  

On what grounds are some rights considered to be universal in nature? Identify three rights which you consider universal. Give reasons.


Answer :

The importance of certain rights for all human beings regardless of their place in society confers universality on these rights. The assumption behind human rights is the entitlement of human beings to certain rights that ensure self-respect and dignity by virtue of being born as humans. Thus, universal rights are those rights whose entitlement is non-negotiable.

The three universal rights are as follows:

  • Right to education is considered to be universal in nature because this is must for an individual to develop his/her capacity to reason, skills and enables him/her to make informed choices in life. This helps the individual to make good use of other rights.

  • Right to livelihood ensures self-respect and dignity of the individuals through economic independence.

  • Freedom of expression is important for all human beings as it develops creativity and originality and allows for free expression of ideas and beliefs.

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Q3 :  

Discuss briefly some of the new rights claims which are being put forward in our country today - for example the rights of tribal people to protect their habitat and way of life, or the rights of children against bonded labour.


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Q4 :  

Differentiate between political, economic and cultural rights. Give examples of each kind of right.


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Q5 :  

Rights place some limits on the authority of the state. Explain with examples.


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