Write a short note on any two struggles for full enjoyment
of citizen rights which have taken place in India in recent
years. Which rights were being claimed in each case?
The movement in India regarding the rights of lesbians and
gays to express and lead a normal life demanded the
decriminalisation of homosexuality by the state that was
considered to be a crime. Delhi high court has decriminalised
homosexuality but still the movement is on as it has not yet
gained the legal approval.
Narmada Bachao Andolan is an environmental as well as human
rights movement. The movement is against increasing the height of
the dam. The increase in the height of the dam will flood the
area and residents will get displaced. The movement is to force
the government to decrease the height of the dam and pay proper
compensation to the people and assure rehabilitation for
Both the above mentioned movements are still going on for
the human rights of people. The first movement was for freedom of
expression, right to security and normal life as Indian citizens.
The second movement focused on the right to shelter, food,
employment and security of the people as citizens of
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