Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat says forces have 'utmost respect' for human rights laws

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat was addressing the interns and senior officers of the National Human Rights Commission at the Manav Adhikar Bhawan

Press Trust of India December 27, 2019 17:44:36 IST
Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat says forces have 'utmost respect' for human rights laws
  • Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said the armed forces had the utmost respect for human rights laws

  • He added that they not only ensured protection of human rights of the people of the country, but also of its adversaries

  • He was addressing the interns and senior officers of the National Human Rights Commission at the Manav Adhikar Bhawan

New Delhi: Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said the armed forces had the utmost respect for human rights laws and they not only ensured protection of human rights of the people of the country, but also of its adversaries.

He was addressing the interns and senior officers of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the topic of "Preserving Human Rights in Times of War and Prisoners of War" at the Manav Adhikar Bhawan, officials said.

"The Indian Armed Forces are much disciplined and have the utmost respect for human rights laws and international human rights laws. The Indian armed forces not only ensure protection of human rights of our own people but also of adversaries and deal with the prisoners of war as per the Geneva Conventions," General Rawat was quoted as saying in a statement.

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