Ensuring human rights stressed

Staff correspondent

Speakers at a discussion have said that ensuring human rights in the society is the key to true development of socio-economic, cultural, political and other aspects of life.  

They said this at the 5th Human Rights Representative Conference organized by Human Rights Support Society (HRSS) in the capital on Saturday.  Vice chancellor of ASA University Bangladesh Dr Dalem Chandra Barman attended the programme as chief guest. 

Human rights can be protected by the existing laws if those are implemented properly and strictly, Dr Barman said.

Quoting example from the life of Mahatma Ganghi, Dalem said that Gandhi is one of the greatest examples of how to establish equal human rights. Mahatma’s vast knowledge and sincerity to establish human rights has inspired worldwide to establish peace and human rights, he added.

Barrister Shahjada al Amin Kobir, chairman of HRSS presided over the programme while professor Dr Shamsun Nahar of Jahangirnagar University, Associate Professor Dr. Saber Ahmad Chowdhury and Sifuddin Ahamad of Dhaka University, Audrey Hsiseh, political officer, US embassy, Dhaka,) among others, were present at the programme.

HRSS’ Annual human rights analysis report says that freedom of expression is denied in many countries and the constitutionally guaranteed rights of freedom of assembly and association witnessed a sharp decline.