The essence of concept of human rights is as old as human civilisation and it’s of utmost duty of every individual to protect human rights, said Vice Chancellor of University of Mysore, Prof K S Rangappa.
He was speaking at the inauguration and release of monograph series organised by the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre as part of 3rd winter programme of refresher course in human rights with a theme, ‘Human Rights of marginalised social groups in contemporary India’ in the city on Monday.
He said, “Human rights came in to existence as a result of various revolutions and soon after first and second World Wars. The United Nations Organisation (UNO) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, guaranteeing every individual his/her human rights. Human rights are natural rights and a person attains these rights naturally. The whole world today believes in the philosophy of human rights.”
“Human rights are unchallengeable rights and it has been envisaged in the Indian constitution. Constitution is the substantial of human rights. It is of utmost concern for us to not just fight for human rights but also fight to protect those rights,” he added.
Professor at National Law School of India University, Prof G Haragopal, Director of UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, Prof Midatala Rani and others were present.