Terrorists don’t deserve ‘privilege’ of human rights: Naqvi

NEW DELHI: Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said terrorists who kill innocent people do not deserve the “cover or privilege” of human rights.

Addressing the Human Rights Day Function organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), he said advocating the human rights of those who kill innocent people, terrorise them and violate their rights, was not right.

“It is unfortunate that some organisations and people are more interested in raising their voice for the human rights of these terrorists who challenge the national security and kill innocent people.

“Such terrorist organisations and some anti-social elements consider killing of civilians, attacking security forces, spreading terror and conspiring to disturb peace of the world, as their human rights and do not deserve any cover or privilege of human rights,” Naqvi said.

The Minister said the “social, economic, religious and other human rights” of every community are more safe and secure in India than any other democratic nation of the world.

He added that except for a few isolated incidents in some states, the total number of cases of human rights violations in the country were comparatively less. (AGENCIES)