Human Rights

[Here are excerpts from an article by Advocate Shanti Bhushan, who rightly exposes the mindset of some judges of the apex court which is insensitive to human rights norms. The judgment is based on a political ideology, which is spreading xenophobia and wants to develop a sense of siege among Indians not only of increasing Muslim demographic pressure but of ‘external aggression’ and secessionism – Ed.]  

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[We give below excerpts from the judgment delivered by Hon’ble Justice Arun Tandon of the Allahabad High Court on October 4, 2005 which distorts the reality of the Aligarh Muslim University. His lordship was so preoccupied with “reading down” the meaning of an unambiguous declaration by Parliament about the fact of the establishment of the University by the Muslims of India that he ignored the University’s Social Mission of “especially promoting the educational and cultural advancement of Muslims of India” declared by the sovereign Parliament in 1981. The Hon’ble judge also did not at all look into the reasons for the University’s change of policy for managing its Muslim majority of students by indirect “secular” methods to front door admission of Muslim and non-Muslim students on their all India merit, so as to improve its standards by reducing inbreeding and widening its present narrow regional base. The mode and style of the argument on which the judgment is based is exactly like fatwas on women wherein the basic concern for justice is totally ignored. The decision of the High Court needs to be overruled by the Supreme Court—Ed]

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New Delhi: The global human rights watch  body Amnesty International has expressed concern over continued rights violation in India.

In its latest report covering events from January to December 2002  Amnesty took note of the discriminatory application of law against weaker groups, arbitrary use of force and violence by both state agencies and private citizens, and serious undermining of justice delivery system by state agencies.

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