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Rashtra Seva Dal host 'People's Response to Kashmir' Seminar in Bangalore, Chennai and Jaipur PDF Print E-mail
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Seminar Excerpts:-

Dr. Suresh Khairnar who has recently returned from Kashmir after spending a meaningful time to witness the situation on ground. Apart from meeting commoners, Dr. Khairnar also met media professionals, separatist leaders and a few mainstream leaders in his trip. Since his return he has been travelling all across India conducting interactive sessions with people from diverse sects of Indian civil society to share his recent Kashmir experiences.   Dr. Khairnar talked about the  peoples fate who experienced extreme violence ,Most still had post-traumatic stress disorder and narrates the over use of lethal weapons like pellet guns. He extends his sympathy to all people who have lost their lives, eyes or their body organs to the bullets and pellets.

The Bandh in Kashmir is more than six months old.  Suffering there for common men and women is untold. When the central and state governments are apparently insensitive to this problem, it is the responsibility of Indian civil society to respond to this situation and make effort to revoke the Bandh that has brought life to a grinding halt.

He explained the war in terms of a policy driven more by the political interests of political players on both sides of the LOC than any ethical jurisdictions. A re-occurring theme throughout the seminar was that we cannot simply look at the past to predict the future: we are living in a fundamentally changing world.

Dr.Khairnar explained the factors associated with conflict and point towards the social, economic, political fragility and legitimised torture in the Kashmir region. His personal experience after his visit to Kashmir valley is quite different now from what one might expect based on the daily news we consume. The lecture reminded the responsibility of the state to Protect and Transitional Justice for every citizen.

Delegates from various section of the society attended and participated.

RSD is organizing ‘Chalo Kashmir’ campaign on March 23; and these seminars were the part of the nationwide awareness programme.

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Rashtra Seva Dal host 'People's Response to Kashmir' Seminar in Bangalore, Chennai and Jaipur PDF Print E-mail
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Seminar Excerpts:-

Dr. Suresh Khairnar who has recently returned from Kashmir after spending a meaningful time to witness the situation on ground. Apart from meeting commoners, Dr. Khairnar also met media professionals, separatist leaders and a few mainstream leaders in his trip. Since his return he has been travelling all across India conducting interactive sessions with people from diverse sects of Indian civil society to share his recent Kashmir experiences.   Dr. Khairnar talked about the  peoples fate who experienced extreme violence ,Most still had post-traumatic stress disorder and narrates the over use of lethal weapons like pellet guns. He extends his sympathy to all people who have lost their lives, eyes or their body organs to the bullets and pellets.

The Bandh in Kashmir is more than six months old.  Suffering there for common men and women is untold. When the central and state governments are apparently insensitive to this problem, it is the responsibility of Indian civil society to respond to this situation and make effort to revoke the Bandh that has brought life to a grinding halt.

He explained the war in terms of a policy driven more by the political interests of political players on both sides of the LOC than any ethical jurisdictions. A re-occurring theme throughout the seminar was that we cannot simply look at the past to predict the future: we are living in a fundamentally changing world.

Dr.Khairnar explained the factors associated with conflict and point towards the social, economic, political fragility and legitimised torture in the Kashmir region. His personal experience after his visit to Kashmir valley is quite different now from what one might expect based on the daily news we consume. The lecture reminded the responsibility of the state to Protect and Transitional Justice for every citizen.

Delegates from various section of the society attended and participated.

RSD is organizing ‘Chalo Kashmir’ campaign on March 23; and these seminars were the part of the nationwide awareness programme.

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Activists demand repeal of UAPA in the grand seminar convened at Mumbai PDF Print E-mail
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13 March 2017, MUMBAI: At the time, when the trial of hundreds of cases charged under the draconian law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, UAPA is in pending and thousands of victims languishing in jails for a prolonged period, a host of activists, intellectuals, experts have called for the repeal of UAPA, here on Saturday (11th March) at Birla Matushri Hall.

altIn the grand seminar, organized by the “People’s Movement Against UAPA”, the common opinion that emerged was that the experience in India with respect to the clauses and operation part of the counter-terrorism laws is that, they violate the basic rights, alienate the marginal and minority communities.

The seminar with the theme of “Repeal UAPA Now” was inaugurated by justice Suresh Hosbet, former Justice of Bombay High Court. He expressed his views regarding the seriousness of the Black Laws in India. He spoke about invoking of the [Armed Forces (Special) Power Act], ASPFA Law in Kashmir and how it’s dangerous to the life of people living there. Every alternate day there is curfew; schools are closed almost all the time, every day innocent people are killed. He gave detailed information about the draconian UAPA Law. Under the UAPA, 2,150 people are detained for almost 10 to 15 years in jail. Any person raising their wise for Kashmir people he will be put in jail under this Law.

 

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Malkangiri & Bhopal Encounters, NCHRO Participated in the Public Meeting at Delhi University PDF Print E-mail
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altNew Delhi, 16 Nov: NCHRO Participated in the Public Meeting at Delhi University condemning the Malkangiri and Bhopal encounters.

The programme was organized by Democratic Students Union (DSU) on "Politics of Extra- Judicial killings: Malkangiri and Bhopal".

Ujjawal Singh, Professor of Delhi University and Prof. Tanweer Fazal spoke  about politics of encounter.

Ansaar Indori, Convener of NCHRO Delhi chapter explained the fact finding of Bhopal encounter.

Dr. Harish Dhwan from PUDR delivered Speech on "Politics of Banning the Organizations and misuse of UAPA".

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NCHRO Executive Council Member Sharafudheen MK, Presented a Paper at 39th All India Criminology Conf PDF Print E-mail
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alt NCHRO Executive Council Member Sharafudheen MK  presented a paper titled ‘Changing attention of crime and victims in the new world order’ at 39th All India Criminology conference organized by National Law University Odisha  in association with the Indian Society of Criminology (ISC) , held on 22-24th September, 2016. The theme of the conference was “Criminological Challenges in the Contemporary Era”.
The Annual conference is being organized every year by the society and is hosted at the universities of various states and Institutes of repute around a range of themes of national importance and relevance. The sub-theme under Sharafudheen presented paper was ‘Focusing on Victim Justice Perspectives in theory and practice;’
The aim of this conference is to provide a platform to rethink the criminal justice and challenges in the present scenario. The conference offered a fresh glimpse to future administration of criminal justice. The recommendations emerging from this conference would be sent to all stakeholders and policy-makers from the government and civil society organizations, so that it could contribute in strengthening of criminal justice system in India.
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NCHRO EXCO Indian Social Institute – Bangalore 14th Aug 2016 – Sunday PDF Print E-mail
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Minutes

NCHRO National Exco was held at Indian Social Institute, Bangalore on August 14th 2016.The meeting started at 11.30am and closed around 3.30pm.

Pro A Marx, Chairperson, Prof P Koya General Secretary, Adv K P Muhammed Shareef ,Adv Shabana Khan, Vice Chairpersons, Prof Babaya Former National Chairperson, , Reny Aylin, Adv. Muhd Yusuf ,National Secretaries ,state office bearers and special invitees were present.

National General Secretary Prof. P Koya warmly welcomed the delegates and said “NCHRO interventions had made a substantial impact in various parts of the country. The confederation offers assistance to the victims of rights violations. He also reminded the house that NCHRO will complete 20 years next year and it should be celebrated befitting the nature of the confederation at national level.

Prof A. Marx, the National Chairperson, in his opening remarks brought the attention of the delegates to the extreme riots violations in Kashmir. Many had lost their lives and hundreds had been injured in pellet gun attacks. He stressed the need to annul draconian laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and dialogue with Kashmiri people. He also added that there is widespread use of draconian laws such as UAPA in our country that slowly but steadily turning India into a virtual police state. He narrated various recent incidents of  grave abuses of human rights especially extra judicial killings, police atrocities and forced disappearances, violence against Dalits and minorities, prolonged pre-trial detention etc.

National Secretary Reni Aylin reported about the fact finding mission deputed by the Confederation to the Niamgiri Hills, Odisha. In response to the peoples struggle to preserve their habitat being taken over by  corporate company Posco, innocent tribals and adivasis were brutally tortured and killed in  fake encounters.
Mohamed Janib, the National Coordinator presented the compiled national report of NCHRO activities and interventions.  Kerala report was presented by Mr. Sharafudheen MK. Kerala chapter sought the help from national body to expose the people behind the heinous rape murder of Dalit girl student, Jisha. It is also reported that Kerala chapter published second issue of the human rights bulletin titled “Manushyavakasha Pathrika”.

Rajasthan report presented by R K Ankodia, Chapter President, includes many cases in which  the state chapter intervened.

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Adv. Yusuf the Legal in-charge presented a detailed report of legal aid to the ‘D’ voters in Assam, Juvenile prisoners in  West Bengal prisons, legal defence of  Muzaffar Nagar riot victims , various instances of police atrocities and efforts to give  compensation to the victims of police torture.

Adv. Balan the newly elected Karnataka Chapter President, expressed his solidarity and assured active participation in NCHRO activities. Adv Suresh from AP also expresses his concern over judicial delay in  certain cases  charged under UAPA.He said  extra judicial killings are increasing in AP.

Prof. Ramesh EXCO member said NCHRO has to study the New Education Policy. He also pointed out that industrialists are members of the new education policy committee rather than academicians..

Maharashtra newly elected chapter president Santhosh Saple said “The activities of the NCHRO have to be strengthened in grass route level because atrocities, violence against marginalized section of the society are increasing. He has requested national body to conduct a  human rights work shop in Maharashtra.

Rupali EXCO Member from Maharashtra said many  Kabeer Kala Manch  activists are languishing in the jails for merely singing songs in the street. They are booked under UAPA. She sought NCHRO intervention and campaign at national and state level on this particular case.

The afternoon session of EXCO witnessed the release of two books written by Mr. R K Ankodia and another book from by Kabeer Kala Manch. The EXCO meeting formed a sub-committee to organize nationwide special programmes to mark the 20th anniversary of NCHRO which falls in 2017. The sub-committee includes: - Prof A .Marx, Prof. Ramesh, Adv Shabana Khan, Prof P Koya and Reni Aylin.   Adv K P Muhd Shareef opined that an international seminar is to be organized as part of the anniversary with participation of delegates around the globe.

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Other decisions:-

Campaign to repeal draconian laws like UAPA including online petition to release all political prisoners.

Effective intervention on New Education Policy. Prof Ramesh will study and present a report.

The meeting appointed Adv.Shareef to help Adv.Shabana to file appeal for the accused who were given death penalty in Mumbai train blast cases.

The meeting will initiate a joint campaign with the help of other human rights associations for a strong witness protection and victim compensation act.

This meeting passed resolutions against atrocities in the country especially in Kashmir and Basthar.

The meeting ended at 4.00pm with vote of thanks by Adv Yusuf Madurai .

 
NCHRO - Two-day Human Rights Workshop for Activists Held in Chennai PDF Print E-mail
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altCHENNAI :  The National Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO) hosted a Two-day Human Rights Workshop for Activists. NCHRO chairperson Prof. A. Marx inaugurated the workshop held at Madras Reporters Guild, Chepauk , Chennai on 30 and 31 July 2016.


altAbout 60 people, including Human Rights Activists, Volunteers and Lawyers participated in the workshop. Ibrahim Badusha, Vice-President, NCHRO – Tamilnadu Chapter was the overall in-charge of the workshop.

Adv. Shajahan, General Secretary, NCHRO – Tamilnadu Chapter opened the workshop by welcoming everyone and thanked them for their attendance.



The topics covered in the workshop were:-

1)    Human Rights Situation in India and Need of Human Rights Activism by Adv. Bhavani Ba. Mohan, State President, NCHRO, Tamilnadu Chapter.

2)    UDHR and International Human Rights Conventions by Reny Ayline, National Secretary, NCHRO (Translation by Tanveer).

3)    FIR to Trial: Procedures and Documentation in Regular Penal and Draconian laws by Adv. Bhavani Ba. Mohan, State President, NCHRO, Tamilnadu Chapter.

4)    Documenting Human Rights Violations and the illegal Practices of the Police against Citizens by Mrs. Krishnaveni, Rights Activist, Chennai.

5)    Fact Finding Modalities by Prof. A. Marx, Chairperson, NCHRO.

6)    Defending Women’s Rights and Domestic Violation Act by Adv. Rajni, PUHR, Madurai.

7)    Media and Human Rights by Mr. Peer Mohamed, Senior Journalist, Chennai.

8)    Effective use of RTI by Adv. A. Mohamed Yusuf, Madurai.

9)    Human Rights Laws in India and National & International Human Rights Organizations - How to Approach them by Adv. Karunanithi, Human Rights Activist, Madurai.

10)  How to be a Firm and Steadfast Defender of Human Rights by Adv. K.P. Mohamed Sheriff, Vice-Chairperson, NCHRO  (Translation by Adv. Alaudeen ).

11)  Assignments to the Participants - Adv. A. Mohamed Yusuf.

12) Conclusion- M. Mohamed Shaik Ansari State General Secretary, Popular Front of India, Tamilnadu.

 

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