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Human Rights protection should begin from family : Teesta Setalvad

Human Rights protection should begin from family : Teesta Setalvad


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Jan 29, 2016 : The process of protecting human rights should begin from the family, said eminent  human rights  activist Teesta Setalvad.

Participating in an interactive session with students at the SDM College here on January 29, Friday, Teesta said a nation can progress in the real sense only when the human rights of its people are duly protected.


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Teesta Setalvad

 

Teesta Setalvad

 

Regretting the fact that human rights continue to be violated despite  the Constitution protecting the same,Teesta said  some sections of the society are still being exploited even when several cities are witnessing  rapid progress in terms of both infrastructure, size and population.

Describing the RTI Act, MGNREGA and Food Security Act as three major reforms in the administration, she regretted that  hunger and inequality prevailed in the society despite the implementation of such schemes.

Referring to the death of  research scholar Rohith Vemula of Hyderabad  Central University,  she said ill-treatment of a section of students in the University was not something new but has been happening since 10 years.

Teesta also slammed the media for being ’biased’ and said  the fourth pillar of democracy was more concerned about its own interests. She even pointed  out that  of the 38 crorepati members in the parliament, 2/3rd are businessmen who own media agencies and channels. "This being the case, how can one expect the media to protect interests of the lay man?," she questioned.


During the interactive session, a student wanted to   know her opinion on immoral policing and the measures which the government needs to take to check the same. Teesta said such incidents depict the  insecurity and shaky attitude of the immoral policemen. "The government is indirectly supporting the fringe groups involving in such acts, through inaction and by not standing in support of the victims," she said.

To another question if death penalty should be imposed on rapists, Teesta said  what was needed to prevent rapes was not death penalty by change in mindset.

Aruna P Kamath, Principal of SDM Post Graduate Centre for Management and Research, S Nandagopal, Convenor of Centre for Integrated Learning and others were present.


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Kalyan Pai, Goa Fri, January-29-2016, 11:20
If we fight for rights will we get justice? We have to face a lot of problems in future so fearing to future consequences every one silently face the wrong doing’s in the country, People lack unity.
Tanish Bhandary, Hyderabad Fri, January-29-2016, 10:36
Fighting for the right is stupidity because the people of high class dominate the society.If we fight for the rights we have to go behind it years and years only waste of time but no solution.
Piyush Rao, Bangalore Fri, January-29-2016, 10:23
A wonderful message by to the youth mam. of course is prevailing in every field we have to raise the voice against and fight for our rights.
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