Education system has failed to inculcate human rights: NHRC

Last Updated: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 14:30 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairperson K.G. Balakrishnan Friday lamented the failure of the country's education system to inculcate the human rights values among students, and said that remains a matter of deep concern.

"Despite the progress made relating to promotion and protection of human rights in the country, the violations of human rights remain a matter of deep concern," Balakrishnan said at a day-long national conference on human rights education here.

"This is due to failure of education system for not been able to inculcate human rights values among students," he said.

The conference deliberated on the need to revise school curriculum by analyzing the human rights education at the school level in the country.

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