NRC outcomes: ‘Uphold constitutional obligations, ensure firmness & dignity,’ says CHRI

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New Delhi, July 18: Noting the emerging situation in Assam state arising out of the National Register of Citizens process, a leading human rights organization has urged the Government of India and the Assam Government to “uphold their constitutional obligations to assure the safety and security of all, without fear or favour”.
“The eyes of the country and many abroad are on India as we navigate these complex and challenging tasks with firmness and dignity, while protecting the rights of the poor, weak and vulnerable,” said a statement issued today by the Executive Committee of the India headquarters of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI).
The CHRI urged the Government of India to uphold its international obligations including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDR) to which it is a signatory as well as its constitutional mandate and the Assam Government to provide for the safety and security of all, without fear or favour.
It also urged CSOs, student and other literary, cultural and professional associations to bear in mind Article 21 of the Constitution which declares that “No person shall be deprived of his life of liberty except by due process.”
(Page News Service)