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NCHRO General Assembly-2017 Elects New Office Bearers PDF Print E-mail
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altBengaluru, May 21: The Biennial General Assembly of the National Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO) elected its new office-bearers for a three-year term (2017-2019) here at the SCMI House, Bengaluru on Sunday. The delegates representing NCHRO State chapters, Exco members and Special invitees elected NCHRO’s leadership and Executive Council.


The elected national office bearers are: -

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Inauguration of a New NCHRO Office in New Delhi PDF Print E-mail
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altOn 17 May 2017, Gautam Navlakha together with the activists, inaugurated the new NCHRO office, in New Delhi.

Gautam Navlakha, prominent journalist and human rights activist has said We need to Unite to protect our Rights.
In the wake of growing atrocities against the historically deprived and marginalised groups,  we need collective action leading to people’s movements that results in social change, he added.

Ravi Nair, Executive Director of the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre, E M Abdul Rahiman, Chairman of the Empower India Foundation,  AS Ismail, Popular Front of India National Executive Council Member, Ashok Kumari, NCHRO Delhi Chapter President and Ansar Indori, NCHRO Exco member also spoke at the inauguration ceremony, which was attended by invited guests.

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“Criminalizing Political Beliefs: Black Laws & Political Prisoners ” Gathering for Human Rights. PDF Print E-mail
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New Delhi: The gathering was hosted by the Democratic student Discussion forum at Delhi University, under the theme of “Criminalizing Political Beliefs: Black Laws & Political Prisoners ”.
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We should at least realize that the issue of political prisoners raises questions of immense ethical and social significance in front of the nation. How can a democratic state imprison thousands of its citizens solely on the basis of their political beliefs and actions, or for just trying to live in dignity and peace?  Recently we saw the conviction of cases in Dhaar Madhya Pardesh, Prof. G.N. Saibaba and four others by Gadchiroli court for their political beliefs .
Gautam Navlakha of People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR)  pointed out that the Saibaba judgement reveals how the UAPA is a weapon that allows the government to enter into a conspiracy against those who dissent or have political opinions against it. we try to understand what need to make this type of black laws by government. The banning of organisations, proscribing their literature, punishing the membership of banned organisations ensures that information about the war the state is waging against its own people in different parts of India – in Kashmir, Manipur or Chhattisgarh – is suppressed under the guise of  penalising “terrorist acts” and “terrorist organisations”, he stated. Navlakha also showed how the vast swathe of offences named in the UAPA, and the modus operandi prescribed by it, fell afoul of fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution.
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Malem from CRPP said,  we demand immediate release of all political prisoners, most of whom from the marginalized sections of the society like Religious Minorities, Dalits , Adivasis who are branded as ‘Maoists’, ‘terrorists’, ‘jihadis’, 'anti-nationals'  etc. From journalist K.K. Shahina to student Jyoti Babasaheb, From activist Arun Ferreira to teacher Wahid Sheikh, the list of people who have been tortured under UAPA is a long one.
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Atrocities committed against Dalits of village Balu, Dist Kaithal,Haryana -NCHRO Fact Finding Report PDF Print E-mail
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altOn 5th may 2017, a team of human rights organization NCHRO from Delhi visited the dalit basti of village Balu. Its purpose was to investigate the ground reality of the incident of dalit oppression that was committed on May Day. Team remained in Gadra patti of village Balu between 12 noon and 3 pm. The team members of human rights organization NCHRO consisted of President of Delhi Unit Mrs Ashok Kumari, member Khalid, member Ansar Indori. Besides them, President of Jan Sanghrash Manch Com. Phool singh, Sh Ajay Swami and Jagwinder of Naujwan Bharat Sabha, independent journalist Raj Kumar Taraksheel, Dilsher Mandi and Advocate Rajesh kapro also participated in the investigation.

Team members visited the Dalit basti. They talked to victim families. They made audio and videos of eye witnesses. They talked with police personnel present there regarding security arrangements of dalit basti. They also investigated from police officers regarding steps taken against the perpetuators of this heinous crime of dalit oppression. Investigating officer Mr. Satish Gautam DSP, SHO PS kalayat and police personnel in civil dress accompanied the team during the whole proceeding of inspecting the site and talking with people. Eyewitnesses presented their views to the team right in front of police officers. Team members tried to contact accused sarpanch Ramesh Kumar to know about his version of the incident but he did not turn up before the team members. Team members also met Sanjeev and Sandeep admitted in Civil Hospital kaithal who were injured in this incident.

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FACT FINDING REPORT OF NCHRO ON PARTUR, JALNA RIOTS PDF Print E-mail
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altOn 19/02/2017 riots took place at village Partur, District Jalna in the celebration procession of the “Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti” (Shivjayanti). On the said incidence the NCHRO had constituted a Fact Finding Team, (hereinafter for the sake of brevity it is called as “Said Team”). The the respected members of said Team are Mr. Mohammad Abid Ali member of NCHRO, Adv. Mr. Mahendrakumar Vedekar member of Indian Lawyer’s Association Partur, Mr. Sayed Kalim District President Popular Front of India Aurangabad, Mr. Govind Shripal Hiwale from Partur, Mr. Shaikh Abdul Quddus President of Mulnivasi Rastriya Bahujan Karmachari Sangh Jalna, Adv. Mr. Sanjay Khanpate Member of Indian Lawyer’s Association Partur, Mr. Hemant Pahade member of Bharat Mukti Morcha & Social Activist.

The said Team members have visited the spots and also took interviews of various victims as well as Government officials like, Police Officials, Tahasildar and District Collector and after the going details and studying the facts, the respected Team members have come to the conclusion as mentioned in this Fact Finding Report.

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One Day Fast to Protest Violence of Cow Vigilantes PDF Print E-mail
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altNew Delhi, April 9: People observed a day long fast on Sunday near the parliament at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi to protest Alwar lynching incident where cow vigilantes (Gau Rakshaks) killed a dairy farmer Pehlu Khan and brutally beaten up some other Dairy farmers last week.
On 1st April, a group of self-styled cow vigilantes allegedly killed dairy farmer Pehlu Khan and brutally assaulted four others when they were travelling in trucks in Behror area of Alwar,.  They were brutally beaten up by on their way to Haryana from Jaipur. They had purchased some cows and calves from the Rajasthan government cattle fare in Jaipur and had valid papers from the Municipal authorities.
Mob violence as well as state crackdown targeted at meat , cattle traders and now dairy farmers, accusing them of cow slaughter, seems to have become routine. The instances of organised hatred, isolation and violence in the name of gau raksha is increasing day by day.
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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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