Question: State any two specific instances of human rights violations according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Instances of Human Rights Violations
(i) South Africa: Apartheid The policy of racial discrimination pursued in South Africa is called apartheid. The Blacks in South Africa have been subjected to violations of basic human rights in all fields of life political, economic, and social. Despite UNO’s resolutions, appeals, and severe sanctions, racial policies continued until quite recently.
(ii) Afghanistan: For nearly two and a half decades, the 30 million Afghan population has suffered much more than any other people around the globe. Plunder, destruction, and molestation were rampant until the Taliban gained control in 1994. But, they imposed an ideology of their own.
Women especially educated women and intellectuals became their enemies. Flogging imprisonments were common for even minor violations of the Taliban’s strict code of conduct. Despite the end of Taliban rule over Afghanistan by the USA, there is still a shortage of food and employment. The Afghans have a long way to go before they can protect themselves from human rights violations.
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