"Bulandshahr and Lalgarh are places far away from each other but the situation is the same. When seven people of Sabar community died due to malnutrition in Lalgarh (of West Midnapore district), the administration tried to cover it up saying they were prone to addiction. In Bulandshahr, the brave policeman who was investigating Akhlaq's murder gets shot," Kinnar Roy, an author, said while announcing an upcoming Human Rights convention on December 10.
The convention marking the 70th anniversary of Human Rights Day, to be held at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture in Golpark, will have people from various walks of life.
Pointing out the current scenario in India, Roy said: "We no longer have the freedom of choosing our food, way of dressing, our religious practices and our behaviour. Our constitution has given us the right but there is a constant violation of them."
The panel raised the issue of women's safety which is a major issue in our country.
She pointed out that democracy and human rights go hand in hand and citizens should be aware about their rights being snatched away.
Talking about the loopholes in Bengal's election system, Mutsuddi said: "We need to make our constitution, Universal Declaration of Human Rights the tool against injustice. Even the Article 21 (of constitution) talks about people's will, but in our state, our chosen representatives couldn't even file nominations".
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