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New Delhi, Dec 11 – Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday said the massive infrastructural growth in the country is quite essential for the proliferation and empowerment of human rights.

Addressing the gathering, on the Human Rights Day at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi, Vice President, Dhankhar said, ” Human rights grow in a society where there is equality in the law and access to justice for all.”

The occasion also marked the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

“No one is above the law and the law is always above, which is the new norm in the country” he said. Dhankhar added that it is a paradigm shift which is an inalienable facet of promoting human rights in the country.

The vice president said transparency and accountable governance is a new norm in the present dispensation and it is a game-changer of promoting human rights…adding the poor and vulnerable are the real sufferers due to the lack of transparency in the governance system earlier”.

Speaking at the event, NHRC Chairperson Justice (Retd) Arun Kumar Mishra said, Human Rights Day is a reminder of equality, justice, freedom, and respect for human rights.

Justice said, “NHRC is committed to protecting and promoting the human rights of people in India”.

“Our cultural ethos and values are reflected in our Constitution—the Universal Declaration of Human Rights contains ideals that conform to our values. Indian culture is for standing on the side of justice” he added.

Raising concerns over terrorism, it has caused grave violations of the human rights of citizens in the entire world. adding that sympathizing with terror acts and terrorists is a great disservice to the cause of human rights.

Justice Mishra also said the ethical ramifications of advancing technologies are a matter of grave concern. He further added that the Internet is useful, but it has a dark side, infringing upon privacy through hate speech, and misinformation undermining the democratic process”.