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

NHRC Chairperson Justice (retd) Arun Kumar Mishra Tuesday credited Union Dwelling 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 mentioned in his tackle 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 world stage and obtained recognition as a brand new energy, Justice Mishra attributed the achievement to the individuals of India, the nation’s constitutional system and its management.

The NHRC chairperson additionally spoke in regards to the selective definition of human rights and mentioned 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 mentioned.

“Calling such… terrorists, freedom fighters is inappropriate,” he mentioned, with out elaborating.

PM Modi, additionally in his tackle, expressed concern about “selective outrage” over human rights, saying that viewing human rights from a political lens is harmful for democracy. “Taking a look at human rights with an eye fixed on political features 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 mentioned.

The NHRC is a statutory physique that was constituted on October 12, 1993 below 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 moreover different remedial and authorized measures in opposition to the erring public servants.

(With PTI inputs)

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