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Nation cannot be developed by politicians and merchants: Prof HM Rajashekar

'Children need laws by the government to protect them'

Mysuru, December 12:- “National development cannot be achieved by politicians and merchants. Only teachers and students can do it if they are united,” opined professor emeritus Prof HM Rajashekar.

He was speaking after inaugurating a seminar on “Human rights in India; impact and challenges” at BM Shri auditorium of Manasagangothri here organised by the Department of Political Science, University of Mysore, on Thursday.

“We have to understand the Articles 14, 15, 16 and 17 of the Constitution of India. Many children under the age of 14 years are working in hotels and factories. Many children are seen begging at traffic signals. Children need to have laws under which they should be protected,” he said.

“Human rights have played a major role in stopping harassment, discrimination throughout the world. Everyone should be aware of human rights. Everyone must see other human beings with compassion. We are unable to believe the laws that we have created. We have to create awareness about human rights among the public. Tribal people should be made aware of human rights,” he added.

Director of Department of Law of Madras University Prof Daniel Emros, Prof Midatala Rani, director of Human Resources Development Centre, Prof GT Ramachandrappa, Prof HB Mallikarjuna Swamy, Dr Krishna Hombal and others were present. (MR/GK)

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