The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) debate that took place on Saturday ended with controversy that erupted over the speech of a woman constable in a debate. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Saturday said the female personnel, Khushboo Chauhan should have avoided a few words while speaking in the debate. The topic was -Terrorism and Militancy in the country can be tackled effectively while observing Human Rights. Two speakers from every organization of CAPF were to speak.
"She is speaking against the motion in a debate competition organised by the NHRC. We in CRPF respect human rights unconditionally. She was asked to speak against the motion and has delivered a speech with brilliance but some portion should have been avoided. She has been suitably advised. We appreciate the respect and concern for CRPF," said M Dinakaran, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) and CRPF spokesperson.
While speaking in the debate, she said that those who support human rights did not support us when Pulwama incident happened and jawans were killed in Chhattisgarh, "but when anti-national slogans were raised in the JNU by an anti-national, then they stand with him." During her speech constable Chauhan also mentioned the controversial protest of 2016 in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru after which many former students faced sedition charges.
The leak of the video is still under question. The CRPF officially didn't release it.
Talking about the families of the martyrs she said, "Sir my heart was broken when that day the old lady after seeing his son martyred body she said 'Sir, during the selection process you don't even accept half-inch less. How am I supposed to take this half body of his?'. Sir, because of these human rights, the terrorists are hidden and safe and on the other hand, the Tulsi plant in the planted in the front of the martyr's house cries. When a widow of the martyr screams and says 'love is lost, a husband is gone, kids have lost their guidance but for you sir just a person have died, I have lost the breadwinner of my house.'"
(With Inputs from ANI)