Panaji, August 14, 2017: Terming the disrobing of deceased women a human rights violation, the Goa State Human Rights Commission on Monday said that all panchayat and municipal agencies should ensure that the practice is prevented.
“Disrobing the deceased woman in the crematorium certainly amounts to violation of basic human rights of the women which is required to be prevented by the concerned authorities by taking appropriate steps,” the order states.
The order, which was issued following a petition by Goa-based women’s group Bailancho Saad, also said that the state government, through the office of the Chief Secretary, should ensure that the fiat is complied with.
Disrobing of female corpses on the funeral pyre is a common practice among Goa’s Hindu community. (IANS)
Facing human rights violation allegations over the misuse of its platform by the Myanmar government to fuel atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim minority, social networking giant Facebook has announced the hiring of a human rights policy director.
The social media firm’s new director would help promote peace, human freedoms and build strong communities while simultaneously crack down those who “enable harm, stifle expression and undermine human rights”, the networking giant said in a post on its website on Saturday.
“We are looking for a Director of Human Rights Policy to coordinate our company-wide effort to address human rights abuses, including by both state and non-state actors,” it added.
Six organisations, including the UN, have blasted the site for taking over a year to respond to misinformation that helped fuel the “genocide” of Rohingya in Myanmar, the Engadget reported.
According to Facebook, the new role will include working with product teams to ensure that the company is a positive force for human rights and apply the lessons learnt from investigations.
The person would represent Facebook with key stakeholders in civil society, government, international institutions and industry.
He or she will also need to craft policies to counteract bad actors and ensure that Facebook continues to operate its platforms consistent with human rights principles, the post noted.