the stations and were committing atrocities on innocent people. Thus human rights
violation cases are continuously taking place in police stations,” said Dinesh Hegde
Ulepady, advocate and DK District General Secretary of National Council of Human
He was speaking at the inaugural function of the Udupi district unit of the National
Council at the Don Bosco Hall here.
“A few years ago, when the police realized that a profit minded criminal businessman
was behind the triple murder that took place in Mangalore, they came forward to shield
him. When the police began to harass the women and family members of the killed, I
moved the court and tried to bring to the notice of the court this case of human rights
violation,” Dinesh Hegde Ulepady explained his fight against human rights violations.
Continuing, he said “ The DK Deputy Commissioner who demolished all illegal beach
houses in the beaches of Mangalore, has however not done so in case of the beach house
of the present Udupi DySP Jayanth Shetty who was earlier serving in Mangalore. Jayanth
Shetty has constructed this bungalow at a cost of Rs 30 crores by violating the human
rights of several poor.”
Even the capitalists, the Nagarjuna and SEZ authorities are continuously violating human
rights for their own gains, he explained.
Earlier, the Udupi chapter was inaugurated by Clipton D’Rozario of the Alternative Law
Forum of Bangalore. In his speech, he said it was the duty of human rights organizations
to see that the guilty in any case of human rights violation are brought to justice. Caste
and creed factors should never come in the way of human rights protection, he said.
Rev. Fr William Martis, District President of NCHRO, Mohammad Kakkinje,
Manjula, Secretary of the Udupi District Swabhimani Mahila Okkoota, noted thinker
G Rajashekhar, Dinaker Bengre, Janardhan Bhandarkar, Gopal Shetty and others were
present on the occasion.