Mangalore, September 8: Ravindranath Shanbhag of Human Rights Protection Foundation said that, “The Forum should be clear with its objectives and methodology while leading the fight against corruption. We should also study the various corruption campaigns from the past several years which will be helpful. Instead of relying on numbers, be particular about your methodology”. He was addressed the inauguration of the Forum for Justice at Mangalore in Town Hall here on Saturday September 6th.
Ranindranath Shanbhag mentioned various cases, like Jyostna Bakery at Manipal and Akku Leela, for which he too was involved in fighting against corruption by using the proper methodology. He added that corruption can be tackled with demonstration and said that numbers do not make changes but the methodology that used to tackle the problem is important.
Former Lokayukta Justice N Santhosh Hegde said, “Corruption cannot be eradicated but can be reduced. Corruption which was in thousands, has multiplied to crore’s today. Corruption exists because of lack of humanity and increased greed. By birth each on is a homo-sapiens but humanity will be acquired only through the process of life”.
“In the state, all political parties and officers plan to weaken the Lokayuta act. The state government also prepared a draft on this. People should not allow this to be implemented. The Lokayukta is a powerful institution. The state government will amend the Lokayukta act stating that, they will bring changes keeping the Lokpal bill as a base. This is a baseless statement by the government and people should not allow this”, he added.
Convener of Forum For Justice Mangalore; Mr Dayanath Kotian, said that since the past six months the forum has been fighting against corruption and has succeeded and also added that, in the coming days the forum will turn it into a mass campaign.
The occasion was launched by the forum’s students, autorickshaw drivers, advocates and women wings.
On this occasion Dr Devaraj K, Director of PG Centre, SDM College were present.