Monday, December 27, 2010

Life Imprisonment to Binayak Sen: Violation of Human Dignity and Human Rights"

Critique Ferozepur Chapter and Philosophical Society: A Students Discussion Forum and other students of the Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepur City, Punjab expressed their dissatisfaction over the recent verdict of life imprisonment by the sessions court of Raipur to Dr. Binayak Sen. They said that the judgment is as a big jolt to democracy and human rights in India. In the discussion on “Life Imprisonment to Binayak Sen: Violation of Human Dignity and Human Rights” presided by the college principal Dr. Mrs. Madhu Prashar, Sukhdeep Kaur , President of Philosophical Society, Karamjeet Kaur , Amandeep Kaur, Amrit Kaur, and Komalpreet shared their views with the students and faculty of the campus.
In the first round of discussion Amandeep said that Binayak Sen worked on Mahatma Gandhi’s principles and extensively worked for the underprivileged section of our society. Raipur Sessions Court passed a judgement against a man who left the privileged life in which he was born and raised and devoted his life for social service. The cases should again be scrutinized considering his previous records and service to society.
Karamjeet said that Dr Sen has been contributing theoretical papers to books and journals on public health. He was honored with the Paul Harrison award in 2004 for lifetime work of medical care in the service of humanity. She was of an opinion that there are very few doctors in the country, who practiced among the poor and the disadvantaged of the country, Dr. Binayak was one such man. She further said that the current verdict is against the principles of law and democracy. Komalpreet said that putting Binayak Sen behind bars is the death of democracy and human rights in India.
On the occasion college Principal Dr. Madhu Prashar, faculty members and students of the college appealed the central government, the Supreme Court and High Court of Chattisgarh to re-look on the matter and pursue a fresh enquiry as they are sure that Dr. Binayak Sen is innocent.