'Nothing To Get Offended': CPRF Responds To Woman Constable's Video On Human Rights

Published : 8 Oct 2019 11:09 AM GMT
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The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has disapproved the statements made by one the constables during a debate on human rights and claimed that the force abides by human rights.

In a debate organised by the National Commission for Human Rights (NHRC), a woman CRPF constable, Khushboo Chauhan, argued that wombs that give birth to people like Afzal Guru should be destroyed and the tricolour should be pierced through the heart of Kanhaiya Kumar, the former JNU Students Union president.

“No human rights activist ever stood with us, but when in JNU, an anti-national said slogans like ‘Bharat tere tukde tukde honge [India will be divided into many pieces]’ or ‘Afzal, hum sharminda hain, tere qatil zinda hai [Afzal, we are ashamed that your killers are still alive]’, everybody lined up in support for him,” Chauhan said.

“As a daughter of India and a member of the armed forces, I declare that we will enter houses and kill from where people like Afzal come. We won’t let wombs flourish from which people like Afzal emerge,” she added.

The video of CRPF constable Khushboo Chauhan’s speech went viral on social media and divided the netizens, with some lauding her speech while others are expressing shock at such disregard for human rights in the force.

On Saturday, the CRPF issued a statement disapproving of Chauhan’s views. “She is speaking against the motion in a debate competition organised by 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,” the statement said.

“It is not understood how the video got leaked. The CRPF officially didn’t release it. The speech was delivered in a debate competition and nothing to get offended please,” CRPF spokesperson, M Dinakaran told the media. Chauhan bagged a consolation prize for her contentious speech at the event.

Justice P C Pant, Member, NHRC, was the chief guest of the final round of the debate competition. The jury was headed by NHRC Secretary General Jaideep Govinda, and other jury members included Sunil Krishna, former DG (Investigation), NHRC and Prof G S Vajpayee, Registrar, National Law University, Delhi.

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