Concern raised over KSHRC chairman's post lying vacant

Legal awareness programmes held in districts

Principal Civil Judge Sadananda Doddamani said, several cases of human rights violation are pending as the post of chairperson of the Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) was lying vacant since two years.

District Principal Sessions Judge Chandrasekhar Patil said, despite tremendous progress on all fronts, inhuman incidents were reported from across the nation. “The Constitution provides for a honourable life for every individual. But, besides creating awareness about human rights, human values and morality should be stressed to prevent violations,” he said.

The judges were speaking during a legal awareness programme, organised by the District Legal Services Authority and Bar Association at District Training Centre to mark World Human Rights Day, in Mandya, on Wednesday.

In Chamarajanagar

Chamarajanagar District Sessions Judge V G Savadakar said, if one has knowledge on both religion and law, incidents of human rights violations will reduce. Speaking during the inaugural function of World Human Rights Day observation, at J H Patel Auditorium, organised by the District Administration in association with the District Legal Services Authority and Bar Association, he said, even though the government was run by people’s representatives, implementation of law was not satisfactory, so people’s representatives should be educated in human rights.

Lecturer P Mahesh said, like in Arts subjects, human rights should be taught to Commerce and Science students to make the concept universal. “The reports on exploitation of women and children, despite education becoming widespread, is a cause for concern,” he said.

In Hassan

Hassan District Principal and Sessions Judge R J Sathish Singh said, human rights can be protected only by protesting against injustices. He said, while human rights are respected in all developed nations, one has to still ponder over the issue in India.

Superintendent of Police Ravi D Channannanavar said, a lot of changes have been effected in the administration of the Police department as a majority of cases of human rights violations were filed against the department itself. “However, we have to be careful about the misuse of human rights laws by criminals to evade legal action against them,” he said.

Deputy Commissioner V Anbu Kumar said, if a person becomes educated and also financially independent, one can resist human rights violations. “Ignorance is the main cause for exploitation,” he added.

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