Human Right should be part of curriculum, public awareness is demand of time : Justice H. L. Dattu
INVC NEWS New Delhi, National Human Rights Commission Chairman Justice H. L. Dattu said that public awareness about Human Rights is demand of time. So Human Right should be part of school–college curriculum. He said that the commission has given proposal in this regard and he is optimistic about its implementation. Addressing inauguration session of awareness programme on open hearing and child labour, bonded labour and human trafficking, Justice Dattu said that he was happy that the state abounding minerals and natural beauty is conducting this program. He sent congratulation to the CM through the CS.Justice Dattu said that Human Rights Commission is working to render social justice to the weakest section of society. People should also know their rights and principles of Human Rights. He said that the commission is working for children, women, old-age people, SC, ST, and other weaker section of society. He said that senior officers should fix their responsibilities. Such programs which should be conducted once a year will prove beneficial for SC, ST and OBC. Justice Dattu said that economic and social inequalities have gripped the nation. The govt. is trying its level best to get the people rid of such vices and bring equality. Expressing his contentment over the efforts done by the govt. to free child labour and bonded labour, Mr. Dattu said that the freed people should be rehabilitated and the state govt. should focus on it. He said that water borne disease is a big problem and the commission is serious about it. Citing example from Garhwa district, he said that such cases have been detected there. SC and ST harassment is a challenge before the commission. State governments should safeguard Human Rights. Referring to various camp meetings and hearings all over the nation, Mr. Dattu said that the commission wants to conduct such programs everywhere. The area is widened centering the common people. He laid stress on monitoring the implemented provisions of Human Rights Protection. To ensure this, the commission has got a report prepared by retired IAS’ on SC/ST issues. Chief Secretary Mrs. Raj Bala Verma said that Indian Society has always been respecting Human Rights. For this reason, Mahatma Gandhi went to South Africa. She said that Human Rights are respected as Constitutional Law. Underlining the importance of Human Rights Commission, Chief Secretary Mrs. Verma said that the commission prepares an ambience to protect weaker section of society. On this occasion Human Rights Commission member Justice H. C. Sinha, Justice C. Joseph, Justice D. Murugan, Addl. Chief Secretary, Home Mr. N.N. Pandey, DGP Mr. D.K. Pandey, Principal Secretaries and Secretaries of different department, DCs and SPs of all districts were present.