“The values of democracy are interlinked with human rights. Along with raising voice against civil rights violation, we will have to create awareness about civil rights among the people”, said Professor M.N. Karan(Ex Director A.N Sinha Institute of Social Studies).He was addressing a symposium on ‘Human Rights- Situation & Challenges’ organized by Bihar chapter of Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR) on 14th December 2014 at A.N Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna.
Syed Akhlaq Ahmad, National Coordinator, APCR, opined that Constitution of India promises justice, equality and liberty to all but facts and figures show that it is rarely practiced. There are 3 lakhs and 84 thousands prisoners in Indian jails in which 66% are under trials. Among these, 2000 under trial prisoners are behind the bars after 5 years too. 83 Crore peoples of India are still surviving on less than 20 Rupees/day of income although India lies on the 4th position of the world Billionaires list.
Adv Ramchandaran of Peoples union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) expressed that our judicial system is failed providing speedy justice to the people.
Mahedra Yadav of National alliance of people’s movement (NAPM) said,”Victims of Forbesganj Police Firing are still waiting for justice after 3 yrs of their struggle”.
The others who addressed the symposium were Dr. Khalid Ahmad, Mithilesh, Dhananjay Sinha, Lalan Gaur etc. The Symposium was presided by Ahmad Ali Akhtar(Social Activist) and coordinated by Mahendra Yadav.Zahid Karim (Convenor APCR Bihar) expressed the words of gratitude to the guest and the audience.