Civics

Why do we need rights in a democracy?


ANSWER

Both (a) and (b)


SOLUTION
  • Rights are necessary for the very sustenance of a democracy. In a democracy , citizens have the rights to express their opinions, right to vote, form political parties and take part in political activities. Rights safeguard minorities from the tyranny of majorities. They ensure that majority cannot do whatever it likes.
  • At last, it is expected from the government to protect citizens' rights. But sometimes elected government may also attack the rights of their own citizens. Therefore, some rights need to be placed higher than the government.
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