Humanist Party - Ideology
HUMANIST PARTY OF INDIA (HP) was born out of a Humanist mission and hence, it is based on Humanist Doctrine.
The five main points that explain this ideology in synthesis are given below. The complete booklet of Ideology is available for download in English and Hindi.
FIVE BASIC POINTS OF THE HUMANIST PARTY
1. ACTIVE NON-VIOLENCE:
The Humanist Party governs itself according to the non-violent action and struggles for removing violence from power (transformation of the psychosocial background). (See Notes No 2 and 3)
2. HUMAN BEING AS THE CENTRAL VALUE:
The Humanist Party places the human being as the central value, expressing: "Nothing above the human being and no human being below another". Thus, those who place another power above the human being cannot speak of Humanism. (See Note No 4)
3. CO-OPERATIVE SYSTEM:
The Humanist Party, in matters of economy, defines itself as co-operativistic, aiming at raising this form of social organization to the category of a political system, overcoming monopolies, bureaucracies and nationalisations. (See Note No 5)
This is a defining point of our Humanism. For us, there exist only human beings, and any difference of nationality, sex, race, religion, etc. is not essential. (See Note No 6)
5. PRINCIPLE OF OPTION AND OF NO MONOPOLIES:
The Humanist Party makes the option effective as a concrete political expression of freedom and struggle against every form of monopoly: economic, organizational and ideological ones. Every monopoly implies the appropriation (or the attempt of appropriation) of the whole by a part of it. Besides, where there is a monopoly, there is no freedom.