Staff Reporter

KARIMNAGAR: National Human Rights Commission member Justice Y. Bhaskar Rao has called upon local body representatives to play a major role in the implementation of human rights.

Mr. Rao participated as chief guest at the first-of-its-kind awareness programme on the role of gram panchayats for protection of human rights, which was organised in Asifnagar village of Karimnagar mandal on Wednesday for the benefit of local body representatives.

The NHRC member explained in detail the rights of citizens, including the right to education, eradication of child labour, scavenger system, untouchability, ill-treatment of women and other issues. He also educated the villagers on protection of human rights of AIDS and HIV positive people. He urged the gram panchayat representatives to celebrate Human Rights Day on December 12.

He said that the local bodies should strive for the protection of human rights and development of villages in coordination with officials.