Tuesday, June 16, 2015

800th anniversary of Magna Carta celebrated

Speakers at a programme organised on the occasion of 800th anniversary of declaration of Magna Carta in Karimnagar on Monday have opined that the democracy was surviving in more than 100 countries in the world because of inspiration given by Magna Carta.

The programme was jointly organised by Lok Satta Udyama Samstha and Indian Institute of Public administration (IIPA) at Lok Satta office.

Lok Satta district president N. Srinivas said that the Indian constitution borrowed the fundamental rights from the Magna Carta, following which the country opposed the emergency period.

He also said that the United Nations General Assembly, while declaring Human Rights Day remembered the Magna Carta. Consumer activists R. Chandra Prabhakar, K.C. Reddy, Gangadhar and others pledged to be vigilant for the implementation of Rule of Law. Several whistle-blowers were also present.

Courtesy: The Hindu

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