09 May 2006 # ANI
New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission is holding a conference today at Vigyan Bhavan in the national capital to mull over the steps to be taken to combat corruption.
The meeting is being held to focus on the need to combat the rampant corruption and ensure hassle-free development.
The two-day conference will be inaugurated by President A P J Abdul Kalam. Eminent thinkers, intellectuals and legal experts, including N Vittal, C Raj Kumar and R H Tahiliani will participate in the conference. Chief Justice of India Y K Sabhrawal will give the valedictory speech.
The conference will take up the issue of 'Impact of Corruption on Good Governance and on Human Rights' today. On second day there will be two sessions with "Combating Corruption – Role of Civil Society, Field Functionaries and Media" and "Need for Reforms in Existing Laws and Enforcement Mechanisms."
Corruption is one of the major issues where the human rights of a common man are being infringed and violated. This also affects the economic, social and cultural rights to which a common man is entitled. Corruption like an epidemic has spread its tentacles in all the areas of our society and impends growth.