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Human rights grow in a society where there is equality in law and access to justice for all: VP Jagdeep Dhankhar

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Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar has said that the massive infrastructural growth in the country is quite essential for the proliferation and empowerment of human rights. Speaking at the Human Rights Day at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi, Vice President, Dhankhar said Human rights grow in a society where there is equality in the law and access to justice for all.

Mr. Dhankhar said that no one is above the law and the law is always above, which is the new norm in the country. He added that it is a paradigm shift which is an inalienable facet of promoting human rights in the country. 

The vice president said transparency and accountable governance is a new norm in the present dispensation and it is a game-changer of promoting human rights. He added that the poor and vulnerable are the real sufferers due to the lack of transparency in the governance system earlier.

Addressing the gathering, NHRC Chairperson Justice (Retd) Arun Kumar Mishra said, terrorism causes a grave violation of human rights of citizens in the entire world. He said sympathising with terror acts and terrorists is a great disservice to the cause of human rights.

Justice Mishra also said the ethical ramifications of advancing technologies are a matter of grave concern. He added that Internet is useful but it has a dark side, infringing upon privacy through hate speech, and misinformation undermining democratic process. The occasion also marked the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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