Rights & Duties of Citizens

7 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2008

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MD. Joynal Abdin

Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI)

Date Written: January 1, 2008


The topic of my assignment is Rights & Duties of citizens. Before describing rights & duties let's discuss what does citizen means? Who are citizens?

The term citizen can be understood in a narrow or in a broad sense. In a narrow sense it means the resident of a city or one who enjoy the privilege of living in a city. In a broad sense citizen means a person who resides within the territorial limits of the state. Speaking in terms of political science, citizen means a person who is in the members of the state & who enjoys social & political rights. In our country an adult of eighteen years of age enjoys, regardless of the distinction of cast, color and creed, education property and resident.

According to Aristotle: Citizen is he who has a power to take part in the deliberative or judicial administration of any state in said by us to be a citizen of that state.

On the basis of the description we can identify following factors of a citizen: A citizen is;

I. The member of the state II. The social & political rights III. Sentiment of devotion to the state

Now I would like to describe what is Rights? How many rights are there of a citizen? Who will ensure these rights of citizens? Rights are those conditions of social life without which no man can seek to be himself at his best.

In another way we can say that, rights are what we may expect from others and others from us, and all genuine rights are the conditions of social welfare. Thus the rights anyone may clime are partly whose which are essential for every man in order to be a rational human person, and partly whose which are necessary for the fulfillment of the function that society aspect from him. They are conditioned by and correlative to his social responsibilities.

Keywords: rights & duties of citizen

JEL Classification: L25

Suggested Citation

Abdin, MD. Joynal, Rights & Duties of Citizens (January 1, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1116902 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1116902

MD. Joynal Abdin (Contact Author)

Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) ( email )

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Dhaka, 1000

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