Convention on Human Rights held in Sikkim Correspondent GANGTOK, Nov 23 A two day-long convention on Students for Human Rights and Rights of Women was held here which discussed several social, environmental and human rights related issues.
Organised by Human Rights Law Network (HRLN), Sikkim, students from several learning institutions along with the NGO representatives participated in the workshop.
Dr Doma Bhutia, the Legal consultant of HRLN, in her keynote address said that the convention aims at engaging the new generation and young activists in the protection and promotion of Human Rights.
She said that student leaders and activists will further broaden the human rights movement by spreading progressive human rights jurisprudential ideas and be the torch bearers of the movement.
The first half of the convention had interesting discussions on the effects of globalisation, liberalisation and privatisation during which the senior advocate from Mumbai High Court Gayatri Singh shared her expertise on the issue.
Singh said that the exploitation of the workers and violation of the laws have become rampant in the name of globalisation and privatisation.
The entry of the foreign multinational companies have ruined the economic stability of the country which needs to be addressed more seriously, she said.