800th anniversary of Magna Carta celebrated

Updated - June 16, 2015 05:43 am IST

Published - June 16, 2015 12:00 am IST - KARIMNAGAR:

Speakers at a programme organised on the occasion of 800th anniversary of declaration of Magna Carta in Karimnagar on Monday have opined that the democracy was surviving in more than 100 countries in the world because of inspiration given by Magna Carta.

The programme was jointly organised by Lok Satta Udyama Samstha and Indian Institute of Public administration (IIPA) at Lok Satta office.

Lok Satta district president N. Srinivas said that the Indian constitution borrowed the fundamental rights from the Magna Carta, following which the country opposed the emergency period.

He also said that the United Nations General Assembly, while declaring Human Rights Day remembered the Magna Carta. Consumer activists R. Chandra Prabhakar, K.C. Reddy, Gangadhar and others pledged to be vigilant for the implementation of Rule of Law. Several whistle-blowers were also present.

Warangal Special Correspondent adds: The Indian Institute of Public Administration local chapter organised a symposium on Magna Carta, which completed 800 years.

Chapter chairman Prof. M. Vidyasagar Reddy explaining students said Magna Carta signed by King John on June 15, 1215 formed the basis for all modern democracies, human rights declarations and natural principle of justice. It was result of long drawn battle between the King and the Barons and the King and the English Church.

The English Church Bishop Thomas Beckett was murdered after which the Church suspended all its services.

After a prolonged battle and debate, the Magna Carta was signed promising some rights to citizens.“We should remember the history and evolution of modern societies for better understanding and future. The Indian emergency is completing 40 years and again we shall debate on it in next symposium,” he said.

Faculty Prof. K. Sitarama Rao, Prof. P. Sambaiah and Prof. G. Rameswaram also spoke.

Magna Carta signed by King John on June 15, 1215 formed the basis for all modern democracies, human rights declarations and natural principle of justice

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