Human Rights Day once again while Our Human Rights Are Denied! – By Fr Cedric Prakash SJ
Human Rights Day once again! Another anniversary…. Sadly, for many (particularly for India) this past year has been a bad one:… It has been a particularly bad year for human rights in India: in a systematic but brutal manner, the legitimate rights of people are not only denied but are crushed.
The victims as usual are the poor and the marginalised; the Adivasis and the Dalits; women and children; the excluded and other vulnerable workers. To add to it, human rights defenders, and others who take a visible and vocal stand against a regime which day by day prove to be anti-people, anti- Democracy and anti-Constitutional are at the receiving end of a system which reeks of vendetta.
On 26 November (the Constitution Day in India) it was estimated that more than 250 million people in India went on strike protesting against the anti-farmer and anti-labour policies of the Government. Today (9 Dec.) after a Nation-wide bandh the previous day, millions of farmers are still demanding their legitimate rights!…