New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 28th National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) foundation day programme today, October 12, through video conferencing. Addressing the 28th NHRC Foundation Day programme, PM Modi said that National Human Rights Commission plays a significant role in the nation in protecting the human rights and dignity of the marginalised.
He said that when the whole world was engulfed in the violence of the first World War, India suggested the path of 'rights and non-violence to the world. "At a time when the whole world was engulfed in the violence of World War I, India suggested the path of 'rights and non-violence' to the whole world. Not only India but the whole world sees our Bapu as a symbol of human rights and human values," the Prime Minister added.
Prime Minister went on to say that the movements during our freedom struggle remain a great source of inspiration for the values of human rights for India. "Even after Independence, our constitution gave a new perspective on equality to the world. In the past decades, the world has been distracted so many times but India remained committed to its principles.”.
As per a Prime Minister's office release, National Human Rights Commission was set up under the Protection of Human Rights Act 1993 on October 12, 1993, for the promotion and protection of human rights. It takes cognisance of any form of human rights violations, conducts enquiries and in cases of violation of human rights, recommends to the public authorities for payment of compensation to the victims, other remedial and legal measures against the erring public servants.