Continuing HR violations in police stations, regrets Dinesh Hegde Ulepady

Posted on Sep 20th, 2010 and filed under General.

UDUPI : “ Political leaders by having their goondas in police stations were controlling

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

Rights Organizations.

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.

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