Protests of 21st Century
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow , India
Volume III, Issue I, 2020
Protest, the word is defined by the Merriam -Webster dictionary as a “a sworn deceleration that payment of note or bill has been refused and that all responsible signers or debtors are liable for resulting loss or damage” or in simple words we say say a gesture of disapproval. From my perspective protest is not only a seven alphabetic words but is also having seven components which defines it in a better way. Firstly , protest is a form of individual or collective action aimed at expressing idea, views, or values of dissent, opposition. Secondly, the right to freedom of expression is strongly interconnected with freedom of assembly and the right to protest. Third, right to protest is also strongly associated with human right activities, including demands for the recognition protection exercise of right. Forth, protest is also closely linked to the promotion and defence of democracy. In particular, the Inter American court has recognized that in situation involving a breakdown of the democratic institution to not to the exercise of the right. Fifth in the democratic societies, individual and the general public organize and express their demands in different ways and through strategics that vary from condemnation to direct pressure and in more institutional and structured forms. Sixth, protest is also closely linked to the ‘promotion and defense of democracy. This in situations involving a breakdown of the democratic institution order. And last the commission notes that although protesters and demonstrations in general are associated with rallies or march in public space in other from. So these are some points which case define protest in border terms.