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Amit Shah’s ‘untiring efforts’ for peace in J&Okay, Northeast ‘has ushered in a brand new age’: NHRC chief

NHRC Chairperson Justice (retd) Arun Kumar Mishra Tuesday credited Union House Minister Amit Shah for fostering a peaceable scenario in Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast and asserted that the “untiring efforts” of the minister has “ushered in a brand new age” for the areas.
“It’s due to you {that a} new period has now begun in Jammu and Kashmir,” justice Mishra stated in his deal with throughout an occasion at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi to mark the muse day of the Nationwide Human Rights Fee.
Shah was current on the occasion together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and different dignitaries.
Additional stating that India has emerged as a robust entity on a worldwide stage and obtained recognition as a brand new energy, Justice Mishra attributed the achievement to the folks of India, the nation’s constitutional system and its management.
The NHRC chairperson additionally spoke concerning the selective definition of human rights and stated that one can not glorify terrorists and terrorism, claiming human rights. “Historical past won’t forgive us if human rights defenders don’t criticise political violence,” he stated.
“Calling such… terrorists, freedom fighters is inappropriate,” he stated, with out elaborating.
PM Modi, additionally in his deal with, expressed concern about “selective outrage” over human rights, saying that viewing human rights from a political lens is harmful for democracy. “ human rights with a watch on political positive aspects and loss harms these rights in addition to democracy. Selective behaviour is dangerous to democracy and tarnishes the nation’s picture. We should be cautious of such politics,” Modi stated.

The NHRC is a statutory physique that was constituted on October 12, 1993 beneath the Safety of Human Rights Act for the promotion and safety of human rights.
The NHRC takes cognisance of human rights violations, conducts enquiries and recommends compensation to victims from public authorities in addition to different remedial and authorized measures in opposition to the erring public servants.
(With PTI inputs)

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