(July 17, 2017, Varanasi, Sri Lanka Guardian) “Accountability and transparency are important values for me. There are no rights without accountability and transparency. If as a human rights organization, we are asking for accountability and transparency by the government and corporation, so we need to implement ourselves too,” Lenin Raghuvanshi an eminent human rights defender based in #Varanasi, India told in an interview with the Sri Lanka Guardian’s recently launched initiative “Redefining the Civil Societies in Asia.”
“The people must believe in themselves. The need of the hour is to create new dynamics and debate for plural, humane and inclusive world”, he said
“Our forefathers were freedom fighters. Three of them rose against the tyranny of the Raj in 1857 and were executed,” Lenin recalled his ancestors.
The awards winning defender sat with Nilantha Ilangamuwa of Sri Lanka #Guardian to talk the variety of issues in the area he works.
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