Rupin Sharma, Director General of Police (DGP) Border Affairs, Nagaland, was recently felicitated with the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Bravery Award 2020 by the International Human Rights Council (IHRC).
Speaking at the function Sarma said, “Human rights fall into two categories- individual human rights and social human rights and these are beyond fundamental rights.”
“The West like the USA has a more individual human right-centric approach. In places like India, however, individual human rights are compromised a bit and social human rights are more prevalent,” Sarma further said.
Speaking on the context of Nagaland, Sarma said that proper education is extremely important and it leads to sensible discussions and dialogue.
“Corruption hits the root of human rights and we should be having sensible discussions on corruption,” he further said.
Speaking on the customary laws of Nagaland, Sarma asked the people to inform police in case of any untoward incident right from the village level to the city level.
“Only informing about crimes can help to curb it and let us not be over-tolerant about crime and corruption,” he said.
“The Nagas have a big heart and this is why they forgive easily,” Sarma further said.