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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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NCHRO Online Petition :- Repeal Draconian UAPA Law PDF Print E-mail
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Repeal Draconian UAPA Law

Shri. Pranab Kumar Mukherjee,

His Excellency the President of India,

Rashtrapati Bhavan,

New Delhi.

Sir,

Misuse of draconian laws, either special or general, has become so widespread that one is inclined altto believe that these enactments are instruments of harassment and repression with political objectives.

The manner, in which Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) is being applied by the law enforcement agencies in various states of the country, clearly shows that it has been used indiscriminately. With UAPA, the authorities having unlimited power to arrest, detain and slap any punishment on anybody anytime merely on the basis of ‘suspicion’ and ‘surmise’.

 

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Mukundan C Menon Award 2016, Handed Out - Dr.Suresh Khairnar PDF Print E-mail
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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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