GUWAHATI, April 25 - The North East Youth Foundation (NEYF) in association with the North East Dialogue Forum organised a youth roundtable on human rights on April 24 to discuss issues related to human rights.
The meet discussed violation of human rights by different actors, including the State and the role of the young people in such a backdrop and how they should participate in upholding human rights for all. It discussed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other constitutional rights in the country, the challenges before the advocates of human rights and more so when a nation faces many conflicts within.
The meet also dwelt on various rights and observed that many young people are not aware of these rights. Issues like right to education and consumer rights were also discussed.
The roundtable felt that under the prevailing situation it is important to generate mass awareness about human rights. It decided to conduct human rights awareness programmes in different colleges, apart from other educational institutions to sensitise young people on human rights.
According to the organisers, in the coming days the student community in the region would be targeted so that they become aware about upholding human rights.
It needs to be mentioned that the NEYF will conduct awareness programmes along with quiz on human rights amongst young people in different parts the North East in the days to come. As part of its sensitisation effort, the NEYF will form a law unit by selecting students from different campuses after organising awareness programmes in different law colleges in particular, and other institutions in general.
The roundtable was attended by law students, lawyers and social activists. It was moderated by Ranjan K Baruah, convener of NEYF and was held at the Global Academy of Foreign Languages and Professional Training campus here.