Monday, December 15, 2008

Bhutto wins human rights prize

Bhutto wins human rights prize

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The son of slain Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto accepted a U.N. human rights prize on her behalf on Wednesday, saying she did everything possible to defend human rights.

Bhutto, who was killed almost a year ago, was among six individuals and one organisation honoured by the U.N. General Assembly on the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Bhutto died in a suicide gun and bomb attack after addressing an election rally on December 27 last year.

Her widower, Asif Ali Zardari, is now president after Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party won an election in February.

Bhutto's son, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, said he was "overwhelmed with both sadness and joy."

"I was extremely happy that the U.N. honoured her with this award but obviously I would have been much happier had she been here herself to receive it," said the 20-year-old student who became joint party chairman after his mother's death.

At a news conference, he declined to speak about tensions between Pakistan and India over the Mumbai attacks, for which India blames Pakistan-based militants.

Asked about allegations of extrajudicial killings and jailings of human rights activists when Bhutto was prime minister in the 1980s and 1990s, he blamed "rogue elements."

"My mother did everything humanly possible to ensure both democracy and human rights in Pakistan. Her governments were undermined by rogue elements within the establishment at the time," he said. "It was not her who committed any of these crimes, and she did everything she could to stop anything of this sort happening."

He said Pakistan still faced many human rights challenges but conditions would improve as democracy grew stronger.

Also receiving the award posthumously was Dorothy Stang, a nun who defended the rights of poor and indigenous people in Brazil who was murdered in 2005.

The other winners were former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour, former U.S. attorney general Ramsey Clark, Jamaican rights activist Carolyn Gomes, Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and New York-based group Human Rights Watch.

(Editing by Alan Elsner)

Source: Africa Reuters

1 comment:

Bhadesia said...

United Nations does 'Salaam' to those responsible for Hindu genocide!
December 15, 2008

Margashirsha Shuddha Trutiya

The United Nations which has awarded Benazir, a clear violater of Human rights is Anti-Hindu indeed!
The United Nations' prestigious Human Rights award has been posthumously awarded to Pakistan's late Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. She had given many provocative speeches against the Kashmiri Hindus in year 1989.She in fact stimulated the local Muslims to drive off the Kashmiri Hindus. The result? the genocide of Kashmiri Hindus! For Hindus, Benazir Bhutto is the creator of Jihadi terrorism in Bharat. She carries a huge burden on her head of Sin of Hindu geneocide and making lakhs of Kahmiri Hindus refugees.Therefore United Nations has rubbed salt on the wound of entire Hindu community by glorifying Benazir Bhutto!

United Nations should honour Mussharaf and Jinha with Human Rights award!
The entire world is well versed with the genocide of Jews. The person responsible for the same namely Hitler is vilified everywhere.The equally horreendous genocide took place in Kashmir and what we see is the person responsible for such agenocide that is Benazir Bhutto is honoured by United Nations! The Hindu race is on the verge of death i this world.United Nations immediately registers protest even if a small thing happens against Muslims and Christians; but it does not care a little when the Hindus are subjected to immesursble atrocities all over the world.The UN was never meant for Hindus. And now it has declared its hatred towards Hindus by awarding aperson responsible for the masasacre of Hindus!The UN should now define the Human Rights and should also disclose the criteria on which Ms Bhutto was honoured with this award to the entire world.She has in fact disturbed the world peace by infiltrating the Jihadi terrorists in Bharat.Therefore why cannot it be said that the UN is active to establish coflict rather than peace?If such persons who have openly violated the Human Rights are awarded by UN then one should not be surprised if it honours tomorrow the proclaimer of Kargil War and Pakistan's dictator Parvez Musharraf or for that matter Mohamed Ali Jinha, the man responsible for partition of Bharat!

Source: Editorial from Daily Sanatan Prabhat