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NCHRO delegation visits violence-hit Tanur in Kerala. PDF Print E-mail
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The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO) delegation reached the violence-ravaged area on  20-March-2017 and  expressed deep concern over violent incidents  between rival political factions at Tanur in Malappuram district, Kerala.
Political violence and abuses reportedly committed by ruffians both from the  Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML). Both parties are intransigent to an extent that they think they can defeat each other.
The matter of police excesses, police atrocities and destruction of properties were reported and visible, Police who should have protected the people, also participated in the attacks in some places and refused to register cases against the culprits.
The delegation noted that the  inciting statements or pronouncements including fake news peddled by certain individuals, political actors and other interest and pressure groups escalating minor issues to  violent attacks.
Reni Aylin, National Secretary, NCHRO, said that . “There had been political violence in the area ever since the culmination of the local body elections. With the CPI(M) scoring an upset win in the ensuing Assembly elections from the Tanur seat, it escalated. The CPI(M), IUML, and two factions of a major Muslim group are mainly responsible for it. Though the police are registering cases against the culprits, real offenders go scot-free owing to the secret understanding between leaders,” he alleged.
‘Grow’ Vasu, social activist, alleged that the political and community leaders in the area were controlled by the drug-liquor mafia. “Most of the residents there are ordinary fishermen. The attackers perpetrated violence in the night. Fishing equipment were destroyed. Money and valuables were stolen from houses and household articles were set on fire,” he said.
It was observed the deplorable conditions under which people live after the incident where women and children mostly affected and most of the men disappeared from the area and reports of police summarily in violence while conducting door-to-door operations in houses, highlight the need for an independent  investigation into the incidents in the region.
A lack of confidence in the police and other authorities, and the fact that only a fraction of crimes are investigated and the perpetrators punished, leads political parties to take matters into their own hands.And impunity generates new violence.
NCHRO delegation  touched on critical issues of accountability, particularly in respect of previous and current violence and demanded fair  investigations, book culprits and compensation for the victims.
Reconciliation and Healing is the need of the hour where deep-seated mutual mistrust between the groups still visible. NCHRO held a press conference with the visit report on 21-March-2017. NCHRO Kerala State President Vilayodi Shivankutty, MK Sharafudheen NCHRO EXCO member etc. were also present.
 
Condemn Conviction of Prof GN Saibaba and others | Saturday, 11 March 2017 PDF Print E-mail
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altUnited Protest Meeting held on 11th March (Saturday) at 11 am in Jantar Mantar, New Delhi demanding:-

 

1) Free Prof GN Saibaba, Hem, Mahesh Tirki, Pandu Narote, Prashant Rahi and Vijay Tirki Immediately and Unconditionally!

 

2) Repeal UAPA and all other Draconian Laws! Release all Political Prisoners!

 

3) Against the conviction and incarceration of Prof GN Saibaba, Hem, Mahesh Tirki, Pandu Narote, Prashant Rahi and Vijay Tirki under the draconian UAPA.

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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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