The 224-Day Rights Journey organised , covering 28 States, seven Union Territories and seven member nations of SAARC, reached Chennai on August 16.
The programme was organised by All-India Human Rights Association (AIHRA)with the objective of sensitising people on communal harmony, brotherhood and human rights. The journey was flagged off at Adyar by State Advisors of AIHRA, former Judges Soundarapandian and Ramaswamy, and former IPS officer, Shenbagaraman.
The journey began on May 1 this year at India Gate, New Delhi. After Chennai, it will reach Rameswaram via Puducherry, Chidambaram, Karaikal and proceed via Kerala. The journey is expected to end at New Delhi on December 10 (World Human Rights Day).
State secretary for All India Human Rights Association, Arun Joseph told Downtown that AIHRA is a member of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of United Nations and has been conducting various workshops and seminars on human rights and social issues.