|‘Gap between the haves, have-nots still wide open’|
TEZPUR, March 28 - The Department of Law and Community College, Tezpur University in collaboration with the National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi organised a day long training programme on human rights at the University campus recently.
The resource persons included, Justice Dr MK Sharma, former Judge of the Supreme Court and Justice Dr AH Saikia, Chairperson, Meghalaya Human Rights Commission, among others.
Delivering the inaugural address, as the chief guest, Justice Sharma said that the Indian Constitution incorporates all subjects including human rights and emphasises on the three kind of justice – social, economic and political. Although we have given political justice, but social and economic justice is yet to be fully delivered as the gap between haves and have-nots remains wide open, he said. Later, he took part in a special session, where he elaborated upon various provisions of the Indian Constitution regarding the Rights available to the citizens. He also discussed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Act, 1993, which ensures fundamental human rights to be universally protected and practised.
Speaking on the occasion, Justice AH Saikia explained the role, composition and functioning of various human rights institutions in India. He also touched upon protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 and explained why Fundamental Duties enshrined in the Constitution play a crucial role in the development of a nation keeping all its citizens united in peace.
A total of four sessions of different themes on Human Rights were discussed throughout the day. Professor Chandan Kr Sharma, HoD, Department of Sociology, Tezpur University, Ms. Angel H. Syiem, Debajit Sarmah and Madhumita Acharjee of the Department of Law, Tezpur University were the other resource persons of the training programme. The workshop was attended by students of Tezpur Law College, Tezpur College, LGB Girls College, officials of police and civil administration, members of NGOs, lawyers and students and teachers of the University.