We are very shocked the see the order of DGP Tamilnadu, warns of action against private organisations if they use the words ‘human rights’ in their name or display them on vehicles, said Dr. Anthony Raju, Advocate Supreme Court.
If mobile is being misused then mobile is also going to ban in state, said Dr. Raju
In the best reply to RTI raised by well-reputed Human Rights Advocate His Excellency Dr. Anthony Raju to National Human Rights Commission, The NHRC has replied to the RTI “As per the Protection of Human Rights 1993, there is no restriction to use “HUMAN RIGHTS” word by anyone in India. However, the commission does not support a name similar to that of the National Human Rights Commission.
We definitely like to request Hon. DGP to reconsider his order and allow people to work for the promotion of Human Rights, many non-governmental organisations across India are working towards safeguarding human rights. Most such organisations use the words “human rights” in their name. Similarly, if any organisation is found abusing the words ‘human rights’, let the police take action on the people concerned than have a blanket ban,” he said.
It is to be noted that the Protection of Human Rights Act was enacted in India only in 1993, and the NHRC and SHRCs were established. According to United Nations conventions, the concept of “human rights” keeps expanding to include women’s rights, child rights, labour rights, environmental rights, etc. So every individual has the freedom to raise their voice for human rights, Dr. Raju explained.
Why Tamil Nadu DGP’s ‘human rights’ order is drawing criticism
The October 21 directive warns of action against private organisations if they use the words ‘human rights’ in their name or display them on vehicles.