NHRC chief advocates rights lessons in schools

Ranchi, Sep 7 (IANS) National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairperson Justice H.L. Dattu on Wednesday said the commission has proposed that lessons in human rights be included in the school and college curriculum.

“There is need to create awareness of human rights among people and human rights lessons should be included in school and college curriculum. The commission has given a proposal in this regard and we hope soon this will be followed,” said Justice Dattu while speaking at a two-day open court hearing of the NHRC that began here on Wednesday.

The commission is taking up matters relating to atrocities on Scheduled Castes and other depressed sections of society.

On Thursday, the sittings of Division Benches will take place at the same venue. The matters relating to death in police action and of custodial deaths would be taken up during the session.

“The NHRC is trying to ensure social justice to the weak section of the society and this will be possible only when people become aware of the their rights. Our country is progressing but there is imbalance in social and economic upliftment. Poverty has made strong root. There is need to execute government schemes in a transparent way,” Dattu added.

–IANS

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