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Covid-19 and State’s obligation to safeguard human rights

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Mahmud Arif:
With the outbreak of the Covid-19 and the declaration of a global pandemic, nations worldwide have taken unprecedented and unconventional measures with the aim to contain the virus and fortuitously, declared both international and intra-national lockdowns, and asking citizens to self-isolate and to maintain social distancing at all times.

Although this lockdown has proved to be effectual, it has also surfaced the divergence between the upper and lower class of the society. Globally, it has hit hard on the daily wage earners, poor and needy class of the society. Among many other fundamental rights that an individual is entitled to, this pandemic and the incidental lockdown has resulted in such rights being compromised....

Read the full article: https://www.thedailystar.net/law-our-rights/news/covid-19-and-states-obligation-safeguard-human-rights-1907689

Ferdousi Begum:
I read the article. But even in time of peace, State may not be able to ensure our human rights.

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