‘Basic concept of human rights vital’

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 24 March 2018

CJI Dipak Misra addressed students of Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College

Pune: Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Misra on Saturday said, “Sense of humanity, dignity, sensitivity, forgiveness, generosity are the fundamentals of human rights.” He was addressing students of Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College, Kothrud, via video conferencing, during the Justice PN Bhagawati 8th International Moot Court Competition on Human Rights. In this competition, 12 international teams and 20 national teams participated. 

“Basic concept of human rights are important, you have to fight for human rights. Young students are the soldiers of human rights. Human rights of the dead should be protected,” Misra added. 

The function was inaugurated by Justice SK Kaul of the Supreme Court, PS Narasimha, Additional Solicitor General of India, Justice CV Bhadang of Mumbai High Court, Prof Dr Shivajirao Kadam, Pro chancellor of Bharati Vidyapeeth (deemed to be university), Dr Vishwajeet Kadam, Secretary of Bharati Vidyapeeth, Prof Dr Manikrao Salunkhe, Vice Chancellor and Prof Dr Mukund Sarda, Principal of New Law College. 

Justice Kaul said, “Fundamentals of human behaviour are lost in society. We have to respect the rights of others. The legal profession is a noble profession, which includes an element of sacrifice. The job of a lawyer is to settle a dispute and act as a peacemaker. The role of a lawyer that is that of a officer of court, guide to client and duty towards the society as such. Art of advocacy is a skill of a good lawyer. Adjudicatory process should have a) methodology of mediation, b) restriction on number of years for cases to be resolved.”

Justice Bhadang said, “Enforcement and protection of human rights is a challenge to every human being on earth. Violation of human rights at all levels should be looked into by courts and government.”

On behalf of Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College, Pune Prof Sarda paid a special tribute to late Dr Patangrao Kadam, Founder of Bharati Vidyapeeth. The valedictory session will be concluded on March 25 by Justice AS Oka, Judge of Mumbai High Court.

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