India’s next government will face a range of challenges that will test its commitment to promoting human rights. Political parties seeking a mandate from the public have sworn to uphold constitutional values of justice, liberty, equality and dignity. But will their actions reflect this pledge? Amnesty International India is asking political parties contesting the 2014 parliamentary elections to commit to and adopt as part of their manifestoes 14 key goals to improve India’s human rights record. These issues are by no means exhaustive, and effective action will need collaboration with other relevant authorities, including state governments. But India’s political parties need to show their commitment to respect, protect and fulfill fundamental human rights.
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