Rights activists concerned about rights violationStaff Correspondent
The National Human Rights Commission chair and rights activists on Tuesday expressed their concerns about the current human rights situation saying that such a situation 41 years after the country’s independence is ‘regrettable.’
They also said that
Every individual and the state have the responsibility to do their job for the betterment of the country, they said at a three-day workshop on ‘Education on convention against torture and awareness of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture.’
Rights organization Odhikar organised the workshop at the BRAC-CDM Centre at Savar in Dhaka.
Referring to the ‘proclamation of independence,’ the commission chair, Mizanur Rahman, said that the people who believed in the spirit of independence should protect the dignity of the citizen.
He also called on the government to punish the ‘real perpetrators rather than harassing innocent people’ and said that decentralisation of power and transparency were needed.
Columnist Farhad Mazhar and Odhikar’s secretary Adilur Rahman Khan also expressed their concerns about the rights situation and said that the dream of the independence war was yet to be fulfilled.
Twenty-five human rights activists from across the country are taking part in the workshop.
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