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We come across news items about events that violate human rights. Find out which human rights were violated in each case by obtaining regarding five such news items.

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Five often noted cases of human rights violation found in newspaper are:

1. Abuse by armed groups

Criminal activities like extortion, kidnapping, murder violate person’s right to live and right to protection under the law.

2. Communal and ethnic discrimination

Caste, colour, religion, faith based discrimination and violence violate a person’s the right to development without discrimination.

3. Child Abuse

Crimes against children (like child labour, molestation, torture, forced to begging) violate their right to safety and education.

4. Violence against Women

Violence against women in the form of sexual assault, molestation, harassment for dowry violates right to a quality life with discrimination on the basis of gender.

5. Freedom of Expression

Violence directed against a person/group/organisation for expressing their rational point to views (contrary to mainstream ideas) violates their freedom of expression. People in media, journalists and editors, often assert their right to freedom of expression under the provision of freedom of press in our constitution, thus providing for a check and balance in our democratic system.

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