Right to water

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Offline farzanamili

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Right to water
« on: November 26, 2013, 03:17:24 PM »
When we want to say anything is easy, generally we say 'It is as easy as water'. But is water really very easy? Probably not!

The right to water is not much spoken as compared to the right to food. But without right to water, right to food is quite unimaginable. Like right to food, right to water also requires accessibility, sufficiency and freedom from adverse effects like arsenic and other harmful additives or chemical contents. Without proper right to water, people suffer from water-borne diseases such as, diarrohea etc. By various studies of ICDDRB, we see that every year a huge number of people are suffering from diarrohea and other water-borne diseases and continuous being ill affects proper development of brain and immune systems which is affecting another right i.e. right to health either physically or mentally. Therefore the right 'Right to water' should be equally addressed with the right to food as it is often said that 'Water has an alternative name and that is LIFE'! So the very basic right 'Right to Life' is also endangered if right to water is not properly ensured!
Mirza Farzana Iqbal Chowdhury
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Daffodil International University.

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Re: Right to water
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2013, 10:46:28 AM »
Why there is no direct law regarding this?
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Re: Right to water
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2013, 12:15:44 PM »
Right to water is whether a matter of fundamental rights or basic necessities? 

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Re: Right to water
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2013, 01:57:26 PM »
right to water is not clearly specified in fundamental rights or even in basic necessities. But if interpreted broadly, it will be included in basic necessities generally. Again by broad interpretation it can be included in the right to life which is a fundamental right.
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Re: Right to water
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2013, 12:37:48 PM »
Right to get natural things directly is a general right ensured by the SR Act, that is right to get light, water etc., this is a natural right, noone can make any obstacles in this case. But ensuring pure water either drinking or for use is really a matter of thought. How could it be implemented? It's a natural right for every citizen, human right too, but you know what, right to getting pure water for every person could not be a fundamental right, cause, our govt. could not ensure it properly.

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Re: Right to water
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2013, 02:07:25 PM »
Yes, in a sense, you are right. As it is difficult to be implemented properly, it cannot be fundamental right, but the State must try its best to ensure this right.
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Re: Right to water
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2013, 04:39:20 PM »

Obstacles to right to water actually affects the right to life because we know that the other name of water is life.

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Re: Right to water
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2013, 08:59:28 AM »
whether you deeply/ broadly interpreted, it never be a fundamental right. F R must be remedied by the constitution. If your life is demised for water, you cannot go to the court but if you are discriminated in law though your life is not over, you can go to court under FR.

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Re: Right to water
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2013, 01:19:21 PM »
thanks Rahim Sir..:)
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Re: Right to water
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2013, 01:29:02 PM »
It's a difficult thing to maintain properly for the Govt. of us.