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Chief Justice Ansari (Retd.) addresses Aryans Law Students on Human Rights Day

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | December 11, 2021 08:03 AM

MOHALI: To celebrate Human Rights Day, Aryans College of Law, Rajpura, Near Chandigarh organized a webinar on "Equality, Reducing Inequalities, Advancing Human Rights". Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari, Former Chief justice Patna High Court, Chairperson, Punjab State Human Rights Commission was the keynote speaker. Dr. Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group presided over the Webinar.

Justice Ansari while interacting with students explained all 30 articles of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) chartered on this day in 1948. He also explained History and protection of Human Rights under International Human Rights Law. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document that proclaimed the rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political opinion, national origin, property, birth or other status. The Declaration sets out universal values and is available in 500 languages, he added.

He further said that this global crisis has been fuelled by deepening of poverty, rising inequalities, structural & entrenched discrimination & other gaps in human rights protection. Only measures to close these gaps and advance human rights can ensure we fully recover to a world that is better and more resilient, just and sustainable.

It is to mention that International Human Rights Day is observed on December 10 annually. The main aim behind celebrating this day is to improve the physical, social, cultural and spiritual well being and welfare of the vulnerable group of people globally. On this Occasion a poster presentation competition was also organised & students participated enthusiastically.

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