New norm to accuse India of human rights violations at behest of international forces: NHRC Chairperson Arun Mishra

Indians enjoy religious freedom not available in many other countries but such freedom cannot mean that the country will glorify terrorism, he said.
New norm to accuse India of human rights violations at behest of international forces: NHRC Chairperson Arun Mishra
Justice Arun Mishra

India is one of the strongest democratic forces today, but there is a new tendency to accuse it of human rights violations at the behest of international forces, Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Justice Arun Mishra said on Tuesday.

"India is one of the strongest democratic forces today and that credit goes to the citizens and leadership....It is now a norm to accuse India of human rights violation at the behest of international forces," said Justice Mishra.

Indians enjoy religious freedom not available in many other countries, and citizens here have the freedom to construct temples, churches and mosques, he added.

"Such freedom is not available in many other countries. (But) we cannot glorify terrorism and terrorists. No one has the freedom to destroy institutions through their contemptuous act."

Justice Mishra was speaking at the 28th Foundation Day of NHRC, an event which also saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi in attendance.

Mishra also said that there is a tendency on the part of the police to hoist false cases which has to stop.

"In the quest for instant justice, there is a tendency of police to foist false cases. This has to stop," he said.

The police system should improve so that there is no requirement at all for a probe by Central Bureau of Investigation, Mishra added.

He also highlighted the importance of environmental protection and the need to ensure that poor are given access to medicines.

"We have to think globally and act locally to save the environment, We are the custodians of planet earth so its our duty to save our motherland," he opined.

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