Vice-Chairman of National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations
(NCHRO) Adv. K.P. Mohammed Shareef was in Goa to speak about UAPA
(Unlawful Activities Prevention Act). Speaking to the gathering of
Advocates, Doctors, Engineers, Professors and other Activists from
Goa, Adv. Shareef said that Article 13 of the Constitution says: “No
Law against Fundamental Right should be formed / implemented” but new
Laws are being made like the UAPA defeating the very purpose for which
our Constitution stands for. Under UAPA, just a doubt of an unlawful
activity is enough for a Police Inspector to arrest a person without
any permission/warrant from the court.
He further said that ‘many times Laws are implemented to suppress our
own people, may it be TADA, POTA or the recent one UAPA. These Laws
are made to safeguard the Upper Class, Super rich Industrialist,
Business Lobby and the Imperialist Powers and to also suppress the
Minorities, Adivasis, Dalits etc. He further added that Citizens have
to be vigilant and defeat such Laws from been formed and get them
repealed by agitating against it democratically.
Apart from this, there are various other issues confronting the common
men regarding human rights. We have to work hard to give Justice to
all citizens of India irrespective of their caste or financial
background. This talk which was held on Monday evening at CD Blue Chip
Hall, Pajifond, Margao-Goa was attended by various activist from all
over Goa, who were very concerned about all the ills happening in the
Society and how false cases are being filed against persons not toying
the line of those in power.
Dr. Zakir Ali Ansari spoke about the ‘Drocanian Laws’ & wanted to know
how to get them repealed. Mr. Anthony D’silva Spoke on Article 141 and
how Law enforcing Authorities are misusing it. Mr. Ramnath Naik
speaking on the occasion said that “I once challenged C.M. Monohar
Parrikar to apply POTA against me which he dared not and told the
gathering that the social structure in Goa is different than rest of
All the people present spoke their hearts out and advocated a need for
formation of NCHRO Chapter in Goa which was unanimously agreed by all.
It was decided to form an ad-hoc committee for Goa under the
Leadership of Mr. Joseph L. R. Vaz as President. Other Executive
Committee members are as follows: Mr. Abdul Matin Carol-Vice
President, Prof. Joane Rebello- 2nd Vice President, Mr. Ronny Dias –
General Secretary, Mr. Sayed Iftiyaz – Jt. Secretary and Mr. Ramnath
Naik-Treasurer, Dr. Zakir Ali Ansari, Mr. Abdul Wahab, Mr. Cliffton
Desouza, Mr. Sayed Abdul Aziz, Mr. Seby Rodrigues, Mr. Shaikh Abdul
Rauf, Mr. Zia Rikarty, Mr. Zabir Ahmed, Mr. Shaikh Mohammed, Mr.
Anthony D’Silva and Mr. Mohammed Imran as members.
It was decided to meet again on 11th May, 2013 to plan for further
course of action and invite more people to join the National
Confederation of Human Rights organisations to work unitedly for
The talk end with Mr. Sayed Iftiyaz proposing the vote of thanks.