ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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INDO-US RELATIONS-Dangerous Course

of the main sources of human rights violation in India today. There is no reference, for instance, to the numerous black laws enacted by the state. Should not the children be made aware of the threat posed by these laws? While claiming that the basic framework of the various courses provides for a comprehensive understanding of the different aspects and dimensions of human rights, the NCERT draft fails to deal with the challenges posed by situations such as those in Kashmir and the north-east, where the defence personnel have been violating the human rights of the common citizens on the plea of fighting terrorists and protecting national security. The draft stresses the need to respect the diversities in India's national unity, but ignores the question: should expression of such diversities in the shape of demands for autonomy or self- determination be repressed militarily by the state?

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