Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Message from Prof. Rama Singh

Dear Dr. Raghuvansi,
I am pleased to know of the conference that you are organizing on ENDING TORTURE and I thank you for your kind invitation. 
As I said before while I cannot attend the confertence, I want you  to know that it is one of the most important issue of our time. I cannot think of anything more unsettling to the conscience than incarceration, solitary confinement, and torture of prisoners. 
These barbaric practices have become part of our so called civilized society, now more so in the name of national security. For these unfortunate prisoners it’s a dark and deaf world, their cries are just not heard, they are stifled. Public, politicians and media, they all ignore it and do not even think of the horrors to which some prisoners are subjected to.

Furthermore it is known but not widely appreciated that proportionately the biggest sufferes of these abuses are the blacks, browns, and the natives with whom the prisons are filled with all over the world. This in itself is a humanitarian crime llet alone the problem of torture.

Your conference is timely and important. I wish you all the success.

Rama Singh
Professor of Biology
McMaster UNiversity, Hamilton, Canada
Founder of Gandhi Peace Festival - Canada

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