NCHRO opens district committee in Udupi

Clifton D'Rozario, member of Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore, said on Sunday that there was close connection between economic globalisation and human rights violation.

He was speaking after inaugurating the Udupi district committee of the National Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO), here. Mr. D'Rozario said that lakhs of acres of land was being acquired for airports, highways, special economic zones, and Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR). Such acquisition at paltry compensation hit the farmers hard.

The impact was more on the Dalits, who worked in farmlands, he said.

The implementation of neo-liberal policies since 1991 had changed the face of the country for the worse. While those with more income were busy splurging their money, the poor were struggling to survive, he said. Communalism was a mindset which had become a tool in the hands of politicians, he said. General secretary of Dakshina Kannada unit of NCHRO Dinesh Ulepady and secretary of district unit of Swabhimani Mahila Okkoota Manjulawere present.

  • Neo-liberal policies said to have adversely affected the country
  • Politicians charged with using communalism as a tool for exploiting the poor

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