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National meet on human rights from March 27

By Our Staff Reporter

VISAKHAPATNAM, MARCH 20. "In spite of achieving significant development, human nature has not changed and discrimination based on caste, religion and region is still evident in several places all over the world,'' observed the Chairman of the Bar Council of India, D.V. Subba Rao, here on Saturday.This would be one of the topics to be discussed by several legal luminaries of the country during the national seminar on aspects of human rights to be held here from March 27 to 29, he told a media conference.

Local members of the Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh -- P. Narasinga Rao and S. Krishna Mohan -- were present.

The seminar would provide an opportunity to advocates and those connected with the legal profession to interact with the country's legal luminaries. It would be attended by the second senior most Judge of the Supreme Court, R.C. Lahoti, and his colleague, N. Santosh Hegde, along with the Chief Justice of the AP High Court, Devinder Gupta, and other High Court judges, Sudarshan Reddy (district portfolio judge), G. Raghuram and V.V.S. Rao, and the Chairman of the Law Commission, Jagannadha Rao. The Attorney-General of India, Soli Sorabjee, noted Apex court advocates, Fali S. Nariman, P.P. Rao and V.R.V. Reddy, the Supreme Court Bar Association president, Krishna Mani, and noted High Court advocates -- M.T. Ananta Babu and Padmanabha Reddy -- would also participate in the deliberations.

Mr. Justice Lahoti would inaugurate the seminar on March 27 and Mr. Sorabjee would deliver the keynote address.Mr. Justice Hegde would be the chief guest at the valedictory, which would be addressed by Mr. Nariman.

The subjects to be discussed during the seminar were human rights a global perspective, road map for achieving equality before law in India, gender justice-international convention and the Indian experience, human rights in relation to global and cross-border terrorism and human rights in the perspective of environment with Indian initiatives and pro-active role of the court and the bar.

Mr. Subba Rao said that since the sessions of the seminar were restricted to delegates, efforts were being made to arrange talks by Mr. Sorabjee and others at some public fora.

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