‘Each state should appoint full-time protection officers’

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 8 October 2017

Pune: For protecting the rights of women, the appointment of full-time protection officers is a novel idea which each state should implement, said senior Advocate Indira Jaising on Saturday. She was speaking at the national trial advocacy moot court competition and judgment writing competition held at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University New Law College in Kothrud.

Pune: For protecting the rights of women, the appointment of full-time protection officers is a novel idea which each state should implement, said senior Advocate Indira Jaising on Saturday. She was speaking at the national trial advocacy moot court competition and judgment writing competition held at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University New Law College in Kothrud.

“The Constitution itself is a gift of freedom movement by Mahatma Gandhiji. The work of Gandhiji is enormous and important. Freedom movement is an unfinished task which is still going on. Human rights play a very important role in protecting the rights of citizens. Women’s rights are one of the aspects of human rights. For protecting the rights of women, the appointment of full-time protection officers is a novel idea which each state should implement. It requires great power to say ‘No’ to injustice like Mahatma Gandhi did. You cannot separate social and economic rights with civil and political rights. Role of the lawyer is to defend the basic structure of Constitution i.e. democracy,” Jaising said.

According to her, there are three constituents of the Constitution namely, freedom movement, democracy and right to privacy. “Law is just a policy of binding regulations and rules. You must become the defender of rule of law and freedom of speech and expression. Peace and justice are the birthrights of each citizen of the country,” she added.

Professor Dr Mukund Sarda, Principal of the college, said, “This year is the year of ‘Gender Justice and Feminist Jurisprudence’ for protecting the rights of the women by the decisions given by the Supreme Court on ‘Right to Privacy’ and ‘Triple Talaq’.”

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