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Plug the rich-poor divide, says critic

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For a better society: Participants at the inauguration of the poster campaign on fundamental duties envisaged in the Indian Constitution organised by Fiat Justicia in the city on Tuesday. — Photo: Vipin Chandran
For a better society: Participants at the inauguration of the poster campaign on fundamental duties envisaged in the Indian Constitution organised by Fiat Justicia in the city on Tuesday. — Photo: Vipin Chandran

The world needs a society that would not deny justice to the people, M. K. Sanoo, noted critic, has said.

In his address at the inauguration of the justice club of Fiat Justicia at the Maharaja's College here on Wednesday,

Mr. Sanoo said that equality would not prevail, if the people are denied justice. Stating that the world required a society that recognised human rights, he said that change will not happen, if “we are not able to plug the gap between the rich and the poor”.

Pointing out that the divide between the rich and the poor was increasing in today's world, Mr. Sanoo said that poverty was the biggest threat to human rights in the country.

He said that human rights would not prevail in a society, where poverty is rampant.

Urging the student community to realise the need for ensuring human rights, Mr. Sanoo said that the Right to Information Act has opened up several opportunities for the common man to secure his rights.

He said that the Act remains a great weapon for the common man in the country. Mr. Sanoo said that the Act would also help in bringing justice to the downtrodden.

M. S. Viswambharan, Principal of Maharaja's College, presided. He said that people are not aware of many laws existing in the country. Concerted efforts should be made to create legal awareness among the citizens, he said. M. R. Rajendran Nair,lawyer, and Roby Kannanchira, Director of Chavara Cultural Centre attended. M. R. Hariraj, lawyer, gave a lecture on various aspects related to the Right to Information Act.

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