‘Mobocracy Kills Democracy. Fight The Mobs’. NCHRO Anti-Torture Day Campaign 2018 in Telangana.
The United Nations International Day in Support of Torture is held annually on the 26 June to speak out against the crime of torture and to honour and support victims and survivors throughout the world. At a time when the democracy mutating into mobocracy in India, National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO) has launched its Anti-Torture Day Campaign -2018 with a slogan “Mobocracy Kills Democracy. Fight The Mobs”.
NCHRO organised different kinds of events, including poster campaign in all major Indian languages, activist gathering, press conferences and vigils. Campaign theme available at :-
I – Press Conference at NSS Press Club, Hyderabad – 26-Jun-2018:-
Speaking at NSS Press Club, Hyderabad to mark the occasion, Adv. V Raghunath (Vice President, APCLC) said the message for the day, “Mobocracy Kills Democracy. Fight The Mobs”, was a call for democratic institutions to fight against the increase in violence, crime, alienation and outlawed mob rule in our country. Others took part in the press conference were Adv.Shafiq Rahman Mohjir (Advocate, Hyderabad High Court), Adv.Shakeel (Exco Member, NCHRO), Abdul Ahad(District President, Popular Front of India) and Abdul Waris (President, Social Democratic Party of India, Andhra Pradesh).
II – Press Conference at Royal Function Hall, Jagtial – 26-Jun-2018:-
A discussion on accounts of outrages committed by mobs in our country was held at Royal Function Hall, Jagtial, presided by Adv.Abid. The press conference called to lift our sights and focus our minds on how we can prevent the mob violence.
The 2018 Anti-Torture Day campaign by NCHRO aims creating a social sense of refraining from violence and that would ultimately lead to a peaceful, tolerant society we all strive for. Every citizen’s life is sacred, and it is long past time to act upon to protect entire citizen. Impunity was associated with authorities not caring for people and not bothering about morality. It is time we give democracy a meaning that is within reasonable bounds and is not a degenerated form that should more legitimately be called mobocracy. Finally, the message was of solidarity with the victims along the three pillars of restitution, rehabilitation and compensation, the press conferences reminded.