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Mukundan C MenonHere you can read articles wrote by late, Mukundan C Menon, Secretary General of Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (CHRO) and Resident Editor of Thejas News Daily who died on 12 Dec, 2005. Menon was a leading human rights activist for over 35 years and helped to found a number of India's national non-governmental human rights organizations including PUCL . He was a relentless advocate for securing the freedom of those struggling for their dignity and basic human rights. Mr. Mukundan C Menon would be best remembered for the role he played as a free media journalist.

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NCHRO - Mukundan C Menon Award  2016,  Handed Out - Dr.Suresh Khairnar presented with Award by Kuldip Nayar.


Saturday, 4th February 2017

New Delhi :  NCHRO instituted Mukundan C Menon Award– which honours outstanding civil society action in defence of human rights – has been awarded to Dr.Suresh Khairnar.

The award was presented by Kuldip Nayar, veteran journalist, author, diplomat, parliamentarian and human rights activist. The event was held on Saturday, 4th February 2017, at the  Indian Law Institute, New Delhi.

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alt21 December 2016 Kozhikode:  Shri Suresh Khairnar, veteran commentator and rights activists from Nagpur has been selected for Mukundan C Menon Award 2016 instituted, by NCHRO in memory of late Mukundan C Menon, the noted journalist and human rights activists who died in 2005. He was the first General Secretary of the Confederation.

 

The jury made up of Prof. A Marx (Chennai),  Dr. J Devika (Thiruvananthapuram),  N.P Chekkutty (Kozhikode), Prof. N. Saibaba (Delhi),  Adv. K.P Muhammed Shareef (Manjeri),  Manisha Sethi (Delhi),  Adv. Shabana Khan (Mumbai) and E.Abubacker (Kozhikode) selected Shri Khairnar from among many nominations received from different parts of the country.

 

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altMukundan C Menon Award is given in memory of late Mukundan C Menon,the veteran journalist, human rights defender and the rst General Secretary of NCHRO. The award was established in 2006 soon after his death on Dec 12, 2005. It is given annually to human rights defenders, environmental activists, victims of rights violations, artists, journalists, writers and activists involved in the defence of human and civil rights.

Send your nominations to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by post to the address below.

Deadline 15th November 2015

For further details contact Secretaries of the Confederation Mr. Reny Ayline, Tel: 9633443798 or Adv. Muhammed Yusuf Tel: 09489871185 / 09600222930

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The Unending Emergency PDF Print E-mail
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Indian ForceIn the strict sense state violations of human rights in independent India’s first 55 years far surpassed those unleashed by the British rulers during two centuries of their colonial rule. If one finds this hard to believe, consider the following:
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ISI paranoia on Kerala Muslims PDF Print E-mail
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Kerala Muslim Girls at a prayer sessionThiruvananthapuram: Admittedly, the stigma of Pak or ISI connection on Kerala Muslims has a long history. To begin with, the label was on Muslim League ever since it became a powerful political force in Malabar region of Kerala in 1950s.The fact that in undivided British India it was Mohammed Ali Jinnah’s Muslim League which championed the cause of Pakistan did facilitate the need to fix the Pak tag on Muslim League in independent India’s deep southern state of Kerala. The stigmatized Pak tag grew further when, for the first time, the Muslim League was elected to share State power as well as won a Lok Sabha seat in 1960s in Kerala.

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Marad: Untold Story Of An RSS "Liberated Area" PDF Print E-mail
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Muslims exodus from MaradWhat had happened at Marad in Kozhikode district of Kerala on May 2nd? Rajeev Srinivasan, the Rediff columnist, termed it as "Second Moplah Rebellion". The columnist - whom Rediff itself describes as one who "works in sales and marketing in software industry and spends time in US and India - quoted on May 9 the "reported" facts about Marad as:

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A Wrong Confinement PDF Print E-mail
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Death PenaltyA day after the 12th Judge of Calcutta Civil and Sessions Court, Basudeb Majumdar, pronounced capital punishment for all the seven accused involved in the attack on American Centre, a news report said that the main accused Aftab Ansari was led to Cell No. 3 of Alipore Central Jail. It was the same cell that Dhananjoy Chatterjee had left for the last time on August 24, 2004, before he took his last steps to the gallows. Like Ansari, all other six convicts were similarly kept in solitary confinement in Alipore and Presidency Jails.
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Cowed down by Cow PDF Print E-mail
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Muslims stripped in UdupiThe Udupi-Mangalore belt in South Canara of Karnataka was rocked by violence unleashed by Sangh Parivar in the third week of March. All in the name of protecting the proverbial Holy Cow. Notably, the series of violent incidents started soon after the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s three-day 'Pratinidhi Sabha' concluded at Mangalore on March 12 expressing serious concern on "declining Hindu population" turning it to "minority community" in many parts. Later, addressing the RSS rally, its Sarsangha Sanchalak, K. S. Sudarshan, called upon to rebuild India on Hindu philosophy "where soul is as important as the mind and body".

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Kerala: The Holy Cross and the State PDF Print E-mail
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Hindu extremistAs the pattern of the following  incidents exhibits, the Christians in Kerala have reasons to worry. Attacks in Southern part followed by church burning in Northern part, and vice versa, in both years. Never ever before had the Christian community in Kerala felt the sense of deep insecurity as at present. And, there is an irony: These incidents took place when two Christians, A. K. Antony and Oommen Chandy, controlled the State apparatus.January 13, 2003: Bishop Joseph W. Cooper of USA was attacked, injured and hospitalized in Thiruvananthapuram.
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Encounter Watch: Rejoinder to the antics of rights activists PDF Print E-mail
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(Full text of CHRO Secretary General, Mukundan C. Menon’s letter to New Indian Express sent on 17 July 2004)
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VHP Builds A Temple In Idukki Dam PDF Print E-mail
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Exhibiting its defiance and belligerence on April 30, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad hurriedly conducted the "idol installation ceremony" at the "Ayyappa temple" it constructs within the reservoir of Idukki Dam. This was done in an apparent attempt to outwit the Kerala High Court verdict to be pronounced on Friday, May 2nd, over the ongoing temple construction.
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The Tribal Blood, Muthanga: A Struggle for Survival PDF Print E-mail
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Muthanga AgitationKerala Chief Minister A. K. Antony is a sad man now. Not because his policemen opened fire on agitating Tribals, including women and children, on February 19 at Muthanga forests in Wayanad district, which happened to be the first incident of that nature in Kerala history. Antony is sad because neither he, nor his Ministers and officials have a plausible excuse to justify the firing. On the other hand, there are too many lapses on the Government's part, if not deliberate mistakes, glaring errors and wanton blunders. To cover it all up, Antony and his co-rulers reiterate that there would be no inquiry, leave alone a judicial inquiry. This, too, is a first in history in Kerala since judicial inquiries were instituted, formally and customarily, on all police firings in which people were killed in the past.
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Missionary Blood on their Hands :A Gujarat Model in Kerala PDF Print E-mail
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This article deals with viscious attack on the American missonary by activists of the Hindu right
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C K Janu: 'Experience is my guide' PDF Print E-mail
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C K JanuC K Janu is illiterate and has no political ideology except her own, born of poverty, bondage and the experience of working as a domestic and daily-wage labourer since the age of seven. And yet she is spearheading the struggle of Kerala's 3.5 lakh landless adivasis (tribals)

She is illiterate. She does not have the backing of any political party. She does not belong to a powerful vote-bank. She has no leader. Not even an ideology for guidance. Yet she has become a notable figure in Kerala's trouble-ridden socio-political scenario.  She is C K Janu, who spearheads the agitation of Kerala's 3.50 lakh adivasis (tribals) who constitute hardly 1 per cent of the state's total population.

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Secret Religious Cult Kills Newspaper Editor PDF Print E-mail
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Mr. Ram Chander Chhatrapati (52), editor of “Poora Sach” (full truth), Hindi evening daily of Sirsa in Haryana, died on November 23, 2002 at Appolo Hospital, New Delhi, after a month long struggle for life following he was shot on October 24. Chhatrapati was shot by followers of the controversial local Hindu religious cult, “Dera Sacha Sauda”, as a vengeance against his bold reportage exposing several irregularities and unholy activities within the “holy premises”, including sexual scandal” involving the cult “Guru” (master). The shooting incident took place following constant threats he received for his exposures on the secret cult.
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