'Women's rights are human rights'

Published: 11th December 2012 09:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th December 2012 09:54 AM   |  A+A-


Justice V S Malimath, Chairperson, Karnataka State Law Commission, said, “Women’s rights are human rights, but no attempts are being made by women organisations to spell out the protection of their rights. Women must ensure what rights have to be protected and this will become a matter of thinking and a revolution.”

Speaking at a programme organised by the Human Rights Defenders Forum to mark the International Human Rights Day on Monday, he expressed concern about the increase in human rights violation incidents.

“Violation of human rights has been identified and various mechanisms are being involved for protection of rights. National Human Rights Commission, State Human Rights Commission have been created for the cause, but there is a steep increase in the incidents of human rights violation,” he said. He exhorted organisations to get involved in the thinking process of tackling cases of human rights violation.

Justice S R Nayak, former chairperson, Karnataka State Human Rights Commission, said, “More than 6,000 complaints pertaining to all kinds of human rights violation were addressed in the past few years.”

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