Mangaluru, Jan 16, 2016: Humanitarian values are fast eroding in the society and human rights are being constantly violated as moral values are not inculcated in students," said Justice Santosh Hegde, former Lokayukta.
He was speaking at a peace rally and convention on Human Rights held under the auspices of Bandhavya, a federation of 18 NGOs on January 16, Saturday to commemorate its decennial celebrations. The peace rally was taken out till the St Agnes Special School Grounds from Milagres.
"Man’s greed as well as the absence of contentment was the main reason behind the rampant corruption in the society," Justice Santosh Hegde further observed. Human rights violation can end when every individual is aware of his rights, he said.
Pointing out that human rights are violated in the name of religion, he said the violation is grave when it comes to corruption.
Rev. Fr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangaluru expressed his concern over the growing intolerance and the increasing incidences of violation of human rights.
JR Lobo, MLA of Mangaluru South appreciated Bandhavya for its service initiatives and efforts to create awareness on human rights. Though human rights violation cannot be stopped completely, at least an awareness can be created in this regard, he said.
Shailaja Santosh, social activist, Vinod Mascarenhas, Convenor of Bandhavya, Fr Oswald, CODP Director and others were present.