Long-term planning is needed to achieve justice: NHRC President Arun Mishra

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Former Supreme Court Justice and NHRC Chairman Arun Mishra said on Tuesday that effective, long-term planning is absolutely necessary to achieve justice.

Addressing the NHRC Founding Day program, Judge (Retired) Mishra said, “Justice and peace complement each other and our law and order is based on this. Obtaining rapid justice, a fundamental human right, is still a dream today. The truth is, litigation costs are out of reach. The police investigation system must be made more efficient and independent. This system should be such that there is no need for an investigation by the CBI.

Speaking about the condition of the detainees, he said yoga, meditation and lectures should be given regularly to improve the criminal attitude of the detainees, who are also entitled to dignity. The commission investigates every death in custody to ensure it is not caused by any excess. The “encounter” by the police under the guise of “instant justice” and “provocation” for this is an unconstitutional and reprehensible act. We must try to get rid of this barbarism, he added.

Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Interior Minister Amit Shah to the program, Judge (Retired) Mishra said: “We are celebrating ‘Amrit Mahotsav’ to commemorate the 75th anniversary of our independence. Today India has become a power on the world stage and it has been recognized as a new force, the credit for which goes to Indian citizens, the country’s constitutional system and the country’s leadership.

Speaking about Mr. Shah, he said: “Your tireless efforts have ushered in a new era of peace and public order in Jammu and Kashmir and the North East. One sixth of the world’s population resides in India, it is undoubtedly a very difficult task to run such a large democratic system, yet our democratic system solves all problems in a peaceful and fair manner. I express my sincere thanks to our Prime Minister, our Home Minister and all concerned who have contributed to India’s great achievements.

“We can proudly say that India is a leader in the protection and promotion of human rights. Many measures related to public welfare have been implemented in our country, which have given a new dimension to the protection of life and human values. The National Human Rights Commission has been functioning in India for 28 years, while in many other superpowers such institutions have not yet been established, ”he added.

(Retired) Judge Mishra further stated that the concept of values ​​and rights to human dignity is contained in Vedic literature, which provides insight into the Indian philosophy of life and culture of this country.

“We see women as the embodiment of ‘Shakti’, ‘Durga Puja’ is proof of that. Our culture is sensitive to the protection of “nature”, essential to human life. We worship the various forms of nature as life-giving rivers are prayed to as mothers. We regard all animals and plants as our siblings, even the “moon” is considered an elder relative, ”added the NHRC chief.

He said: “In our country there is the equality of all religions, there is the freedom to build temples, mosques, churches, while in many other countries such freedom is not. not offered. Man is determined to destroy humanity. Around 120 million people died around the world in the 20th century as a result of political violence. It is regrettable that the political violence in the country and abroad has not yet ended today. The murderers of the innocent cannot be glorified. It is unfair to call these pseudo-terrorists freedom fighters. “

He urged social organizations and human rights defenders to strongly condemn political violence and terrorism, as indifference in this regard will give rise to fundamentalism. “History will never forgive us. The time has come, when we must firmly resist it, we must at least raise our voices against this violence, ”he added.

Judge (retired) Mishra said: “Right now the young and courageous communities of the nation are being misled by the drug mafia. This decline in the power of the nation’s youth is very worrying, has the rehabilitation of the victims become our destiny? “Our country has been granted ‘freedom’ of the press, media and cyberspace, which is subject to compliance with constitutional and humanitarian obligations,” he added.

Speaking of the third pillar of democracy, Judge (retired) Mishra said: “No one has freedom, and this freedom should not be given to anyone to destroy the dignity of the Court, the fundamental pillar of the Republic. , by contemptuous conduct. It has become common practice to accuse India of human rights violations by outside forces. In addition to counteracting this, there is also a need to put up strong resistance to efforts to completely destroy the dominant “culture” and “languages”.

He said the commission provides support for good governance. At the same time, it also cooperates as much as possible for the protection of human rights in the courts. Social assistance schemes were designed to give shape to the guiding principle of state policy as mentioned in the Constitution. Therefore, it becomes necessary to implement them seriously and effectively by states and agencies. In the event of inaction and indifference, the necessary “directives” can be issued by the court for a smooth implementation of these regimes.

The NHRC chief further said that the “reservation advantage” had yet to reach the last person in that “class” row due to the spoofing of the advanced “reserved class”. States should be free to set a certain percentage of reserve out of the reserve available (to take advantage of it) for the upliftment of this disadvantaged community. Even today, many communities in the reserved category are poor. Until their empowerment, reservation will be mandatory.

He also spoke of the Ganga river, calling it the mother who gives life, on which the livelihood of a large population of the country depended. The timely completion of the “Namami Gange” program is inevitable. ‘Yamuna’ is also on the verge of extinction as ‘Saraswati’. Pure water is necessary for health, for garbage disposal and treatment, the successful implementation of the Swachh Bharat-II program is necessary, noted the head of the NHRC.

He also spoke of global warming becoming a “serious” problem. There is a need to improve the “environment” at the “local” level. “We have to think globally and act locally. Mining in Antarctica threatens the climate. We are the guardians of the “planet of earth”, so it is our duty to preserve it safely for future generations, otherwise the next generation will never forgive us “, warned the former court judge. supreme.

He said online education was used during the Covid-19 pandemic, but this facility was not available to everyone. Electronic commerce has also created inequalities. Online commerce flourishes at the cost of the cessation of the livelihoods of small sellers. At this time, it is necessary to create such a supply chain in which all traders get proportional profits. There is a need to make life-saving medicines available to the poor at reasonable prices.

(Retired) Justice Mishra added that the right to life is more than intellectual property rights. The right to life should take precedence over the intellectual property rights of patent holders of life-saving drugs, drugs and vaccines. The right to life must take precedence over the rights of patent holders in life-saving drugs, medicines and vaccines. In the era of globalization,

He said the storm of expensive foreign “brands” is negatively affecting the quality of Indian production and the workforce that works there. The need now is for the judiciary and other stakeholders to consider how, keeping in mind the benefits of globalization, the negative impact on the country’s economic system can be avoided.

According to the head of the NHRC, more than 20 lakh human rights cases have been resolved by the commission so far and compensation of Rs 205 crore has been recommended. The Commission has developed an effective online complaints management system. It issued 22 opinions on various subjects related to the availability and accessibility of food distribution in remote areas. The commission is also working to improve the condition of orphanages and homes.

The Commission’s effort is to uphold the basic spirit of its logo, which indicates that the sun’s rays are a symbol of hope and speed. The Commission wishes to benefit everyone without any discrimination. In doing so, he conveys a message of universal love and hope, which is a fundamental right of humanity, he added.


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