South Asians for Human Rights

Promoting Democracy, Upholding Human Rights

A roundtable of discussion was held at the India International Centre, New Delhi on the 18th of July 2012. The roundtable began with an overview of SAHR’s vision as envisioned by founder members Kuldip Nayar and I. K Gujral. The idea that gave birth to the Parliament Watch programme in India – that is, the necessity to critically evaluate bills and debates presented in Parliament together with the engagement of individuals, organisations and  groups that have been working on or speaking on behalf of issues regarding policy level changes – was discussed.  Four bills, that is, Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2011, Protection of Children Against sexual Offences Bill 2011, The National Food Security Bill 2011 and an analysis of the budget 2012 were focused on at the discussion. A full report on the roundtable can be accessed here.