Analysis Of Leviathan By Thomas Hobbes

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In Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes describes a world of continuous uncertainty and insecurity without government. The role of the government is to maintain law and order, to protect citizens from internal threats and foreign foes. In a welfare state like India, the concept of government is wider. The government can protect and shield the inability and powerlessness of her people especially the vulnerable and marginalized to provide for themselves. Thus, the foundation of government has two main pillars- Protecting and Providing.
5.1- Protecting the Vulnerable:
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies defines Vulnerability as the decreased capacity of an individual or a group to forecast, cope with, resist and recover from the impact of any natural or man-made hazard. It further states that vulnerability can also arise if people are isolated, insecure, and defenseless in the situation of risk, shock, and stress.
5.1.1- Border People as Vulnerable People: The people living on borders of Jammu and Kashmir are vulnerable as a group because they are helpless and have no capacity to control the situation. They cannot anticipate when the cross-border firing may start. They cannot control it. Their capacity to recover and resist the impacts of this shocking and stressful situation is also diminished because they are isolation, feeling of insecurity and helplessness. These people as a coping strategy leave their houses in masses and with an intent to return when the
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