Round table on human rights held
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
KOKRAJHAR, May 6: The North East Youth Foundation (NEYF) in association with Kokrajhar district committee of All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) organized a round table on human rights at Bishmuri Anchalik Committee, ABSU office on Wednesday last.
Sources said the aim of the round table was to find out youth perspectives on human rights and how they see it. The event was supported by North East Dialogue Forum. The discussion was chaired by Nion Mushahary, Secretary of Kokrajhar district committee, ABSU and moderated by Ranjan K. Baruah from NEYF. Participants have raised different issues related to human rights starting from educatiol, health. The main issue of discussion was related to witch hunting in the locality.
A college student was killed on April 22 on suspect of witch practices. Participants have mentioned that there are instances but many are not reported. Starting the discussion Ranjan K. Baruah has mentioned about Universal Declaration of Human Rights and some of the Constitutiol Rights in the country.
Nion Mushahary mentioned that community must be sensitized to stop killing people in the me of witch hunting. Participants felt that human rights commission must take action as killing people in the me of witch hunting is prominent in the area. Killers and culprits engaged in killing innocent by blaming them as practicing of witchcraft must be punished. The participants also opined that innocent people are harassed as the area is already affected by the conflict and there was also discussion on act like Armed Forces Special Power Act. The NEYF has been organizing awareness programme amongst the youth and would conduct awareness programme in near future related to human rights.