Personal autonomyHere, it is a quick term to refer to all fundamental rights due to a person as per the United Nations. I would have said Indian constitution, however, our government had challenged in the Supreme Court that Indians don’t have a right to privacy, so it seemed prudent to switch to a more reliable list. This blog strongly endorses the right of individuals to make their own choices as long as they are legal. In some cases, this blog recognizes the right of people to make choices even if they are not legal, because admin (Vidyut) believes the prevailing law infringes on a more important right of the people concerned and in a manner that undermines their rights in comparison with the rest of the population. Examples of such exceptions include, but may not be limited to:
- Homosexuality: We have no idea why the government must have an opinion on who has sex with whom at all, as long as it is consensual. We don’t recognize any such right of the government (or for that matter any other entity not participating in that relationship) that prohibits consensual intimate relationships between adults.
- Sedition: We believe that both the term and the law are loosely interpreted and recklessly applied to overrule the autonomy of citizens. It is a colonial law and its use is a colonist’s action. We do not recognize many of the cases currently known as sedition as seditious. In fact, we believe that the current government’s undermining of the country’s economy, law and order, secular fabric, internal and external security, currency and more is a direct act of destruction against the country, and if sedition exists, then this is it.
- Blasphemy: Laws against blasphemy infringe on the rights of atheists to state their beliefs, including beliefs that religious people may not appreciate. If there is a right to believe in any god and follow any religion of choice, then it is not a right unless a person can openly opt out as well. Which brings us to…
- Aadhaar and UIDAI: This blog considers Aadhaar to be a multipronged attack on the well being of India that is perpetrated by certain vested interests in the country in collusion with foreign interests seeking to subjugate and economically exploit India. There are unacceptable problems with the Aadhaar Card including but not limited to security, denial of basic rights and services, violation of privacy, undermining of national citizenships and a serious vector for the destruction of the economy. This blog considers Aadhaar fit only for destruction.