PM gave slogan of “selective approach of few to human rights”

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The Prime Minister was speaking on the 28th Foundation Day of the National Human Rights Commission

Highlight

  • PM said, ‘selective behavior is harmful to democracy’
  • PM Modi said, ‘Rights are violated when seen through political glasses’
  • Some people malign the image of the country in the name of human rights: PM Modi

New Delhi:

A “selective” approach to human rights tarnishes the country’s image, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday, as he described “few” who view human rights as “political gains and losses” and therefore practice such Damaging rights and democracy.

He said, “Some people see human rights violations in some incidents but not in others. Human rights are violated when viewed through a political lens. Selective behavior is harmful to democracy.”

He said, “Some people try to malign the image of the country in the name of human rights. Viewing human rights from the point of view of political gain and loss harms these rights as well as democracy.”

Speaking at an event organized to mark the 28th Foundation Day of the National Human Rights Commission, the Prime Minister expressed his appreciation for his government.Everybody’s company will help in everybody’s growthThe campaign’s slogan, and declared that it reflected the “fundamental principle of human rights for all”.

The event was also attended by Home Minister Amit Shah, whom the NHRC chief – former Supreme Court judge Justice Arun Mishra – praised for ushering in “a new era in Jammu and Kashmir”.

Mr Mishra also claimed that “accusing India of human rights violations at the behest of international forces is now a norm” – a reference to the UN human rights chief’s remarks that “Preventive measures in Kashmir may result in human rights violations“.

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh reacted sharply to Mr Mishra’s remarks, accusing the PM and Amit Shah’s home minister of making a “human rights mockery”.

“The Prime Minister and the Home Minister have made fun of human rights since their Gujarat days. Now they have joined in. Jugalbandi No less by the Chairman of NHRC, a judge who ruled on his earlier order and claimed no conflict of interest,” he tweeted.

“The democratic space in India is shrinking.”

The PM’s remarks came amid national fury (also reflected in international publications) over the killing of four farmers in UP’s Lakhimpur Kheri earlier this month.

The four were taking part in a peaceful protest when they were run over by a car allegedly driven by the son of junior Union Home Minister Ajay Mishra.

Opposition parties criticized the BJP, saying it violated basic human rights – including the right to protest safely and the right to justice.

BJP hit back at Union Minister Anurag Thakur, accusing him of “political tourism”; This was after Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s visit to farmer families. Ms. Gandhi Vadra was in Lakhimpur today.anti ardas (funeral)” organized by the families.

Mr Thakur, as quoted by news agency ANI, appeared to be trying to make law and order issues a political issue by flagging the then Congress-ruled states like Punjab and Rajasthan.

With critics criticizing the Narendra Modi administration over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and farmers’ protests across the country, with horrific scenes of police lathi-charging protesters in some states, the question of human rights has loomed large over the government. .

Supreme Court in August Chief Justice NV Ramana underlined the “sacred” nature of human rights And said that if India is to remain a “society governed by the rule of law”, it is necessary to ensure that even the most vulnerable have its full protection.

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