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Raj Kumar Makkad (Adv P & H High Court Chandigarh)     29 April 2012

Nhrc cautious media for the safety of rights


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday sought the media’s help in highlighting rights violations in India.

“NHRC wants the media to help it improve the situation of human rights in the country. The media should highlight the issue of human rights violations in the country,” NHRC chairperson Justice K.G. Balakrishnan said at a workshop for journalists here.

Balakrishnan, a former chief justice of India, said the government respected NHRC’s recommendations and directions since it believed in the commission’s sincerity.

“NHRC is trying to improve governance and has nothing do with politics. NHRC wants the government to take interest in issues of human rights,” he said.

When asked about NHRC’s stand on proposed court reporting guidelines, he said: “The commission is a formal party in the matter. However, it has decided not to intervene, as the issue is only about reporting on court proceedings and not for general issues.”



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Democratic Indian (n/a)     29 April 2012

NHRC seems to an eyewash. Why it is not talking about the most basic and fundamental human right called self defense? Self defense is a basic human right, if this human right is subverted by disarming people then every other human right is bound to be subverted by Government. This is exactly why, tyrants disarm the people first then do all kinds of human right violation. This is why the 2nd Amendment is enshrined in the US Constitution to prevent tyranny of Government.

If NHRC or media are honest about human rights, they should be talking about the right to keep and bear arms that is aknowledged as Fundamental Right by our Constitution under Articles 19 and 21 and corresponding Fundamental Duty under Article 51A(d).

Sailesh Sarmah (Advocate)     29 April 2012

Thanks for sharing!!!

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