Serious Challenges to India’s Pluralistic Traditions, We are in the most Undemocratic Times..
NCHRO – Karnataka Chapter State Council Meeting
NCHRO, Karnataka Chapter organised the State Council meeting on 7th Oct’2018 in Hameed Sha Complex, Bangalore for the next new term of two years.
Mr. Balan, Senior Advocate, Karnataka High Court was today elected as the President of NCHRO Karnataka chapter again by the Organisation’s State Council Meet in Bangalore. While addressing the gathering he stated that atrocities on Dalits, minorities and women has only escalated day by day in Modi’s regime and our country faces serious challenges to its pluralistic traditions. In the name of religion & caste Indians are divided and people are suppressed in an institutionalised fashion.
We have democratic institutions such as contested elections, freedom of expression, institutional separation of powers, and independent courts. However,when governments face dissent, these institutions fail to have any limiting effect on torture. A significant extent this was a matter of authoritarian regime, use its power to stop dissent, stop people from helping the downtrodden and marginalised people across the nation and to instill fear in minds of people.
Human rights, secular and progressive thinkers are silenced or labeled as anti nationals, in worse cases hindu fascist forces take the path to assassin those who raise their voice against injustice & violence, this is the most undemocratic times in the history of Indian Politics and reason of worry for every Indian. he concluded urging voice of Dissent and Human Rights has to be upheld.
The Meeting was an opportunity , to share an overview of current activities and achievements of state chapter and included an open dialogue on issues including the atrocities against weaker section of the society, the shrinking space for civil society, the situation of human rights defenders etc.
A solid protection of human rights is needed for an open society to exist and to flourish, the meeting noted. The newly elected Office bearers and State committee as below:-
Office Bearers :-
State President : Adv. V Balan
Vice President(s) – Muhammad Kakkinje & Padmashree
General Secretary – Abdul Raheem
Joint Secretaries – H. H. Mallesh and Mariyam Selvi
Organising Secretary – Gnana Moorthy
Media Secretary – Adv.Sufyan
Treasurer – Adv.Abu Bakr
State Committee Members:-
4. Abubabcker Mangalore
5. Adv. Thahir
6. Adv.Ashraf Agnady
7. Shareef Kodaje
10. Kalavathi HK