Mangalore, Jun 14: The Sangh Parivar had started to raise the issue of human rights after the Malegaon incident, which was heard only from the minority sections earlier, said NCHRO Vice President, Prof. Nagari Babayya, He was talking on “Human Rights and its Protection in the changed scenario” an interactive discussion organized in the city today by People’s Union for Civil Liberties.
“In India the minorities are the prime targets of human rights violations. Therefore the voice against human rights violation was heard only from this section so far. But after the Malegaon incident and the arrest of Sadhvi Pragya, the Sangh Parivar has begun to raise the issue of human right violations”, he pointed out.
Taking a dig at the two major political parties - the Congress and the BJP, Babayya said whichever political party comes to power it is not interested in protecting the human rights. Both these major parties are faces of the same coin. People need to bring together political parties which are interested in protecting the interests of the common man, he added.
Ramadas Kamath, human rights activist from Bangalore said the self styled moral police of Mangalore have given a death blow to our culture by resorting to violence against women and children. Women are respected in our country and attacking them is against our culture, he stated.
The discussion was held at Fathima Retreat House in Valencia and various human rights organizations and intellectual cream of the city participated in the discussion.
P B D’sa, District President of PUCL presided over the session. Laxminarayan, Vice president of the state committee and human rights activist Pattabhirama Somayaji also spoke on the occasion.
Daijiworld Media Network- Mangalore (RS)