Non-discrimination, the first condition for absolute respect for human dignity, according to President Kovind


President Ram Nath Kovind said on Friday that non-discrimination is the first condition for absolute respect for human dignity, but despite this, the world is plagued by countless prejudices. Addressing the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Human Rights Day today, Kovind said: for the benefit of society as a whole. “

The president also said that on this day the world should also debate and discuss the “right to a healthy environment and climate justice”. Welcoming the initiatives taken by India in his country as well as at the recent world climate conference, he said that these would go a long way in restoring the health of the planet.

Kovind said that human rights discourse is rightly centered on rights, but in India we have always understood, as Gandhiji has often repeated, that rights and duties are two sides of the coin. ‘the same room. “In addition, the rights of individuals are not considered absolute but must be aligned with the social context,” he said. Commending the work of the NHRC to secure the rights of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the President said, “Several opinions issued by the Commission have helped improve the response,” while commending the Corona Warriors for their efforts heroic in protecting people’s right to life and the right to health during the worst pandemic in history, which he says is not yet over.

Earlier, NHRC President Judge Arun Mishra said that “the state” is obligated to provide the means necessary to achieve minimum standards of health, education and economic opportunity. “Each individual must share power, materials, resources and opportunities without discrimination to achieve a harmonious society. Tolerance and inclusion are non-negotiable human rights, ”he said.

He further added that there is a need to provide a remedy for victims of unjust economic structure and corporate-related human rights violations. “In addition, all individuals have the bare minimum right to a safe, clean and healthy environment. Our fundamental duty is to proactively safeguard the environment, forests, flora and fauna to strengthen our ‘national climate policy’. “, did he declare.

The president of the NHRC also declared that freedom of expression is the most cherished value and the fundamental right to be protected. “However, the extent of cyberspace freedom both online and offline is a matter of debate, as it has fueled a serious apprehension of its misuse, violating the sovereignty, integrity of the country, l public order, decency and morality, ”he added. .

Recognizing India’s contribution to humanity during the Covid-19 pandemic, Judge Mishra said recovery from the pandemic is an opportunity to ensure an inclusive society, in which even small sellers do not die of hunger and the digital divide is overcome. (ANI)

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