“Protection of Human Rights is a duty of every individual”

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Pune – Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), New Law College, Pune had organized one day training programme in “Basic Human Rights” on Saturday. This function was inaugurated by the auspicious hands of M. A. Sayeed, Member, Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission, Prof. Dr. Mukund Sarda, Dean & Principal, BVDU, New Law College, Pune, Dr.
Pradeep Kumar Saxena, President, Indo-European Education Foundation, Poland, Prof. Dr. TSN Sastry, Professor of Law & University Co-Ordinator For Human Rights Education Programme, Department of Law, Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Speaking on this occasion, Hon. Mr. M. A. Sayeed, stated that, “Individuals should perform their fundamental duties in order to respect human rights. Human rights are not fundamental rights but fundament duties as such, Art. 51(a) states that, citizen should perform and obey their duties. Human rights are recognized since ages by Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) 1948 which states the vision to secure human rights. In vedic times human rights are laid down by Rugveda he stated 3 civil rights : a) Body, b) Dwelling Place and c) Life. Mahabharata and
Dharm also stated the Civil, Legal and Economic rights. Human Rights were ingrained in two main categories : a) Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, b) Covenant on Social, Cultural and Economic Rights. Civil Rights includes freedom of speech and expression, equality before law. Social Rights includes right to culture, work and education, these two categories are ingrained in our Indian Constitution under fundamental rights and directive principles. In Magnacarta 1215, Bill of rights states the right to election, speech, against cruelty and inhuman practices which are
nothing but human rights. United Nations after Second World War worked for peace and protection of Human Rights. As per Indian Constitution Art. 21 talks about ‘Every Person’ and Art. 51(a) talks about ‘Every Citizen’. Evolution of Human Rights Laws by 20 th Century with over 100 laws and conventions all over the World would help for
protection of human rights by social change and global activism. Under Protection of Human Rights Act, Sec. 2(d) there should be Human Rights Courts, Judges and Public Prosecutors by which basic human rights can be protected which will include life, liberty, equality and dignity of individuals. Recognition of rights, responsibility &
culture and severing the public at large on the basic of human rights. ‘One person’s freedom is other person’s responsibility.’ Human Rights are inherent, inalienable and universal rights of individuals.”

Prof. Dr. Mukund Sarda stated that, “Human Rights are not only rights but also duties of citizens. The year 2018 is the year of social change by the decisions on right to privacy, rights of gays/homosexuals, rights of orphans which are nothing but Human Rights. Human Right is liberation to proclamation, proclamation to declaration, declaration to protection, protection to perfection. ”

Dr. Pradeep Kumar Saxena further stated that, “Knowledge is a key to protection of Human Rights, if you have knowledge and education no one can be deprive your rights and also you can protect others rights.’

The speakers for this training session : Dr. Rohini Honap, Dr. Ajay Sonawane, Ms. Ujjwala Sakhalkar.