Human rights embedded in Indian culture, says NHRC Chairman Arun Mishra


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and State Commissions are functioning effectively in the service of the Indian government’s cause, NHRC Chairman Arun Mishra said on Saturday.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and State Commissions are functioning effectively in the service of the Indian government’s cause, NHRC Chairman Arun Mishra said on Saturday.

The issue of human rights, concern for the environment and thinking for the welfare of others, including the disadvantaged sections, is a centuries-old practice in the country and these values ​​are embedded in the ethos and the culture of India, the President said during the Silver Jubilee of the Tamil Nadu State Human Rights Commission here.

“For equal protection of human rights, it is necessary for every human being to respect the rights of all beings and biodiversity on earth because without this human existence is not possible,” he said. declared.

Emphasizing that humans depend on each other, Mishra said there is also room to take care of the environment. “We have to take care of the environment and take care of the system, take care of each other and live with dignity, love and affection,” he said.

Human rights have been embedded in Indian ethics and culture since the beginning, at least 5,000 years ago.

“Even the globalization that we are talking about now is a concept, which is also 5,000 years old and we can find it in the concept Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (the world is one family) in our scriptures,” he said.

Mishra added that Hindu culture has the power to assimilate all religions, cultures and languages ​​and this is the power, spirit and culture of India.

“When we go back to the era of Mahabharat, we find that civil liberties in a political system must be protected by the rulers,” he said.

The Mahabharat is a salutary example of human rights. During the great war, the battle took place during the day and in the evening, the warring groups visited the camps of each other, even enemies, treated the wounded, discussed compromises or solutions. “It’s our culture,” Mishra said.

In the Ramayana, Ram prevented Lakshmana from using weapons of mass destruction by stating that they should not be used normally but sparingly. He prevents Lakshmana from destroying the masses.

“This is the culmination of India’s policy of no first use of atomic energy. Our whole system is integrated with human rights and even food security, which we can see in the form of Langar established by Sikh Gurus, where food is given free,” he said.

Moreover, the concept of sustainable development, once measured in terms of GDP, is now progressive and inclusive. Qualitative human enhancement aims to develop; and sustainable development must meet not only the needs of today but also those of posterity.

“We must ensure that this planet and its natural resources remain intact for future generations,” the NHRC chairman said.

Giving awards to the top performing district collectors and police commissioner, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin reiterated his demand for a Supreme Court bench to be established in Chennai and to make Tamil the language official of Madras High Court in addition to English.

He assured to take steps to fill vacancies in the state HRC and to increase the staff.

“The increase in police representation in the commission of inquiry will also be decided soon,” the CM said.

A Tamil version of the HRC state website will be created and all information about the NHRC will be disseminated in Tamil, said Stalin who previously released a souvenir to commemorate the Human Rights Commission’s Silver Jubilee stateman of Tamil Nadu.

Madras High Court Chief Justice, Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari, stressed the need to provide better living conditions for the children in the observation home and said that if the conditions do not improve, children might tend to run away to get involved in crimes again.

“I urge all HRCs in the state to involve contractors in the adoption of homes because we cannot look up to the government every time. This is an area that needs to be addressed at the national level,” he said.

The HRC, in his view, should be given more resources and provided with an effective mechanism to implement its recommendations.

Supreme Court Justice Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul unveiled the Silver Jubilee inscription and Justice Arun Mishra, President of the NHRC, released the Silver Jubilee Journal, edited by the former Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Ibrahim Kalifullah, and an updated version of the book on human rights aspects.

A special postal cover to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of TN SHRC was presented to the Chief Justice of Madras High Court, Munishwar Nath Bhandari, by K Somasundaram, Director of Postal Services, Chennai City Region.

TN’s most successful collectors awards were given to Gayathri Krishnan (Tiruvarur district), K Senthilraj (Thoothukudi) and M Aravind (Kanyakumari district) from CM.

Top Performing Police Commissioner Award to Commissioner of Madurai D Senthil Kumar, Top Performing Superintendents of Police Awards were given to V Badrinarayanan, Coimbatore and Saroj Kumar Thakur of Krishnagiri, by the Chief Minister.

State Justice Minister S Regupathy, State HRC Chairman Justice S Baskaran and State HRC Member Dr Jayachandran were among those who spoke.

(PTI)

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