National Human Rights Commission Chairman Justice H L Dattu on Friday underlined that “any well intended action” purportedly for “better of the country” will render its meaningless, “if implemented without a humane face and people’s co-operation”.
Dattu’s message on the eve of Human Rights Day on Saturday came as the country continues to grapple with cash crunch post demonetisation.
“Let us join hands to create a society in which human rights of every individual are respected and protected in our quest for the growth and development of our great nation,” he said.
He referred to the theme for this year’s Human Rights Day — ‘Stand up for someone’s rights today’ — and added it aptly serves the essence and importance of the promotion and protection of human rights. “The slogan, in simple words, re-emphasises how important it is to live: with peace and harmony, compassion and concern for each other’s rights and respect towards the idea of mutual co-existence.”