Amit Shah on the Centre's Welfare Policies Protecting People's Human Rights

According to Amit Shah, 10 crore homes were granted toilets after the Narendra Modi government came to power, preserving the human rights of women, girls, and everyone else.

Amit Shah on the Centre's Welfare Policies Protecting People's Human Rights
Amit Shah on the Centre's Welfare Policies Protecting People's Human Rights

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has been working tirelessly for the welfare of the poor, backwards, and impoverished elements of society, preserving their human rights.

Mr Shah, speaking at the National Human Rights Commission's (NHRC) 28th-anniversary celebrations, praised the rights body's work in raising awareness among the country's citizens about their human rights during the last 28 years of its existence. 

For the first time in a long time, a government with an absolute majority was formed at the Centre in 2014, according to the home minister, and it has been undertaking charity work for the impoverished since then. He said that once the Narendra Modi government took power, 10 crore families were given toilets, defending women's, girls', and other people's human rights.

Four crore families were given electricity connections, which is helpful for the old and children alike, 13 crore families were provided clean cooking gas connections that have helped in saving women and others from various diseases, he said.

Mr Shah said the central government has built two crore houses for the poor while five crores more houses will be built soon. The central government provided financial support to seven crore people via bank accounts that were opened for the first time. 

He claimed that the government has initiated an ambitious plan to supply potable water to every household in the country and that two crore families will soon be provided with clean water through pipes, ensuring that their basic human rights are protected. Since its creation, the NHRC has resolved 20 lakh instances and paid 205 crores in compensation to dozens of people for violations of human rights, according to the home minister, which is laudable.

The NHRC is a statutory body that was constituted on October 12, 1993, under the Protection of Human Rights Act for the promotion and protection of human rights.