Obligations and Duties 

 

All members of a society, whatever position or status, have obligations and duties. Some of these obligations and duties are generally required by law, like paying tax. Some are moral in nature and there is no legal consequence if they are not fulfilled, like honouring your parents. 

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People have a general duty to comply with the law and they should also have a duty to respect the rights of others. The greater is the power granted by law, the bigger should be the obligation. Though the rights enjoyed by citizens can be reasonably restricted by law, fulfilling one’s obligations and duties should not be the condition for exercising one’s rights.