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NCHRO joins World in marking Day of Support for Torture Victims - "TORTURE IN ANY FORM IS A CRIME. PDF Print E-mail
26-June-2016, Sunday, New Delhi  :-
International community annually commemorates the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Every 26 June providing an opportunity for human rights defenders and survivors to speak out against the crime of torture and to remember and support victims and survivors of torture throughout the world.
The NCHRO on Sunday joined the worldwide observance of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. In India this year, the NCHRO have adopted the theme: ‘TORTURE IN ANY FORM IS A CRIME.  PREVENT TORTURE.”
The focus this year is on "PREVENT TORTURE" since Torture is flourishing because rather than respecting the law by refusing to tolerate torture, governments are either actively using torture, or turning a blind eye and lying about it to their own people and to the world. Torture is widely used  as a weapon against dissent, creating a climate of fear.
Although the scale of torture varies among states, a systemic culture of impunity in which perpetrators are rarely punished and justice for victims is elusive is common to all. Perpetrators tend to be powerful state actors including police, military, and security personnel. Leaders fail to condemn these horrific crimes. Judges and police lack the capacity—or the will—to pursue torturers. Victims are isolated and have no trusted, safe place to report torture. And those who pursue justice, accountability, and redress often face the threat of reprisals.
NCHRO Karntaka Chapter organized an event to mark International Day in support of Victims of Torture PDF Print E-mail
NCHRO Karnataka

altNCHRO Karntaka Chapter organized an event to mark International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26th June 2016, in Bangalore, India.


26-June-2016, Sunday - Town Hall - Bangalore, India


Human rights activists had gathered in front of Town Hall, Bangalore  to stand in solidarity with all victims of torture. Representatives stood together to condemn the use of any form of  torture.

The event started at 11am lead by Adv. S Balan who is the NCHRO Karnataka Chapter President and Eminent Lawyer at Karnataka High Court.

The speakers at the event includes:-  Ganesh from BTF(By the Worker, To the Worker & For the Worker),  Mohammed Kakkinje, Gen. Secratary of NCHRO Karnataka Chapter,  Vengopan from Fascist Virodhi Samithi, Jnanamurthy Secratary of NCHRO Karnataka Chapter and Mallesh from Jathi Vinash Samithi.

Speakers insisted on the absolute prohibition of torture and all other forms of ill-treatment. Reminded the  obligation of prevention of all forms of Torture. The preventative role of human rights bodies that  monitor the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty is now more important than ever. No justification for the use of torture, which is an act that intentionally inflicts physical and psychological harm and is being practiced in our country with impunity,”  they added.


Commemoration of International Anti Torture Day - NCHRO Kerala Chapter conducted Seminar PDF Print E-mail
alt26-June-2016, Alappuzha, Kerala, India:-

NCHRO Kerala Chapter hosted a seminar to commemorate International Anti Torture Day. The seminar that was hosted at Raiban Auditorium, Alappuzha,Kerala  aimed to raise awareness that  "TORTURE IN ANY FORM IS A CRIME.  PREVENT TORTURE"

The seminar gathered representatives and members of various sections of society. Dr. Maya S. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy Keralavarma College Thrissur,  Reny Ayline, National Secratary of  NCHRO,
Rupesh kumar, the documentary filmmaker of documentaries  like ( "Underworld Memories of Untouchables".  "Love stories in Black Letters", "Twinkle Twinkle Little , "3D Stereo Caste" etc. ), Vilayodi Shivankuuty, President - NCHRO Kerala Chapter,  Activist Siraj and Shanawas State Secratary  were took part in the discussions.
Arrest of Dr B.P. Mahesh Chandra Guru - Appeal from Human Rights Defenders Alert PDF Print E-mail
NCHRO Tamil Nadu

Appeal from Human Rights Defenders Alert - India National Coordination Office, Madurai on the Arrest of Dr B.P. Mahesh Chandra Guru. Full Text Below:-



Shri Srinivasa Kammath

National Focal Point - Human Rights Defenders & Deputy Registrar

National Human Rights Commission

Manav Adhikar Bhawan,

Block-C, GPO Complex, INA,

New Delhi – 110 023

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Sub: HRD Alert - India – Urgent Appeal for Action – Karnataka: Arrest of Dr B.P. Mahesh Chandra Guru, a professor in the University of Mysore, Karnataka for allegedly ‘hurting religious sentiments’ of Hindu community by insulting Lord Ram- Regarding

Save Them — Stop Human Trafficking PDF Print E-mail
14-June-2016 Kozhikode, Kerala
Three Bangladeshi women have been staying at the Mahila Mandiram, Kozhikode, Kerala for many years, after being denied permission to return to their homeland. It has been eight years since they came to Kozhikode trapped in a sex racket as teenagers.
The women were brought to the State by a human trafficking racket. The accused in the cases are reportedly absconding. The police have not allowed the women to go back to Bangladesh as they are the witnesses in the cases which are yet to be solved.
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