Democratic Rights - Test Papers


Class –IX Social Science (Democratic Rights)

General Instruction:-

  • All Question are Compulsory.
  • Question No. 1 to 4 Carry one marks each.
  • Question No. 5 to 10 carry three marks each.
  • Question No. 11 to 12 carry five marks each.

  1. The right to freedom is a cluster of how many freedoms?
  2. In which year the National Human Rights Commission was set up?
  3. Which fundamental right ensures the ban on bonded labor?
  4. Which freedom is not available to an Indian Citizens?
  5. The Constitution of South Africa guarantees its citizens several kinds of new rights’. Highlight any three new rights included in the Constitution of South Africa?
  6. Explain any three different Rights recognized by International Covenant.
  7. How far is it correct to say that all claims cannot become rights?
  8. Why is it said that rights acquire meaning only in a society?
  9. What is public interest litigation?
  10. Explain any three restrictions on the Right to Freedom to Religion.
  11. What was the report of Amnesty International regarding the prisoners of Guantanamo Bay? What was US’s response to orders of UN Secretary-General?
  12. How the US Government violated the rights of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay?

Class –IX Social Science (Democratic Rights)

  1. 6 freedoms
  2. 1993
  3. Right against Exploitation
  4. Freedom to participate in armed revolution
    1. Right to privacy, so that citizens or their home cannot be searched, their phones cannot be tapped, their communication cannot be opened.
    2. Right to have access to health care services, sufficient food, and water, no one may be refused emergency medical treatment.
    3. The right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being.
    1. Right to Work: Opportunity to everyone to earn livelihood by working.
    2. Right to safeguard healthy working conditions, fair wages that can provide a decent standard of living for the workers and their families.
    3. The right to adequate standard of living including adequate food, clothing, and housing.
    1. The claims are to be reasonable enough to be recognised as rights.
    2. We cannot have rights that harm others. The claim we make should be responsible.
    3. They should be such that they can be made available to others to an equal measure.
    4. The claims need to be sanctioned by the law, only then they become rights as they have a legal backing.
    1. Just because we claim something, it does not become a right.
    2. It has to be recognized by the society we live in.
    3. Rights acquire meaning only in a society.
    4. Every Society makes certain rules to regulate our conduct.
    5. They tell us what is right and what is wrong.
    1. Any citizen or group of citizens can approach the Supreme Court or a High Court for the protection of public interest.
    2. Us of law to advance human rights and equality, or raise an issue of broad public concern.
    3. It may be introduced in a court itself rather than the aggrieved party or another third-party so it is not necessary to the victim of the violation of his or her rights to personally approach the court.
    1. No person has a right to compel another person to convert into his religion by means of force, fraud, and inducement.
    2. It does not allow a person to do whatever he wants in the name of religions like one cannot sacrifice an animal or human beings as offerings to supernatural power of gods.
    3. The religious practice which treats women as inferior or those that infringe women's freedom is not allowed.
    1. Report of Amnesty International:  According to the report of Amnesty International prisoners were being tortured in what ways that violated the US laws. They were being denied the treatment that even prisoners of war must get as per international law. Many prisoners had tried protests against these conditions by going on hunger strikes. Prisoners were not released even after they were officially declared not guilty.
    2. US Response:   The United States of America refused to obey the orders of United Nations’ Secretary-General. An independent inquiry by the UN supported these findings. The UN Secretary-General said the prison in Guantanamo Bay should be closed down. The US Government refused to accept these.
    1. About 600 people secretly picked up by US forces from all over the world and put in a prison in Guantanamo Bay.
    2. The government of their countries was not asked or informed about their imprisonment.
    3. Families of the prisoners, media or even UN representatives were not allowed to meet them.
    4. The US army arrested them, interrogated them and decided whether to keep them there or not.
    5. There was no trial before any magistrate in the US.
    6. Nor could these prisoners approach courts in their own countries