ICSA Hall, Chennai
NCHRO Biennial General Assembly and Election of New National Executive.
The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO), held its Biennial General Assembly and Election of New Executive for 2019-2021. The General Assembly re-elected Prof A Marx as Chairperson.
This biennial event provided a platform for many prominent human rights activists, intellectuals and legal experts to brainstorm about the country’s human rights scenario. The Biennial General assembly is a place where important governance work happens, including electing our National Executive Committee (Exco).
Prof P Koya, NCHRO General Secretary welcomed the dignitaries. Prof A Marx, NCHRO Chairperson, presided over the meeting.
In his presentation, Reny Ayline, NCHRO Secretary, added that promoting human rights is the core purpose of NCHRO, and in these turbulent times we need to strengthen our responses to widespread abuses and prevent such situations from arising in the first place.
The two-year activity report of NCHRO presented before the Assembly. The general assembly critically evaluated the report to measure our effectiveness in promoting and defending human rights in our country and looked at ways we can improve.
This year, General Assembly featured two sessions, the first on “State of the Union: Politics” and the other on “State of the Union: Media” led by Prof. Ramesh, NCHRO Exco Member and Kiran Shaheen, Senior Journalist respectively.
The highlight of the meeting was the election of a new national executive who will run the affairs of the NCHRO for the next two years. The New Exco for 2019-21 that will be composed as follows:-
1) Prof A Marx, Chennai.
2) Prof. P Koya, Calicut.
3) Adv. Bhavani B Mohan, Erode.
4) Kiran Shaheen, New Delhi.
5) Adv. A Mohamed Yusuff, Madurai.
6) Reny Ayline, Trivandrum.
7) Adv. KP Muhammed Shareef, Manjeri.
8) Mohamed Janib, Bengaluru.
9) Prof Nagari Babaiah, Bengaluru
10) Prof. Nagaragere Ramesh, Bengaluru.
11) Tek Chand Rahul, Jaipur.
12) G Sugumaran, Puducherry.
13) Battini Sreenivasa Rao, Kurnool.
14) Adv. Ansar Indori, New Delhi.
15) Adv. Karthik Navayan, Bengaluru.
16) Muhammed Kakkinje, Mangalore.
17) Adv.Saiphan Shaikh, Pune.
18) MK Sharafudheen, Calicut
19) Dr.Ranjan Solomon, Goa
20) Gopal Menon, Calicut
1) Adv. Mohamed Abid, Hyderabad.
2) T Abdul Nazar, Vengara.Kerala
3) KPO Rahmathullah, Tirur.Kerala
4) Adv.Nowfal, Coimbatore.
5) Adv. MA Shakeel, Hyderabad
6) JK Vidya, New Delhi
7) Dr.Bhavna Bedi, New Delhi
Speaking about ‘Secular and Democratic Ways’, NCHRO Exco Member, Battini Srinivasa Rao, added the idea of unity in diversity one that the nation has always prided itself and India is a country where secularism and religious pluralism is at the heart of the Constitution. Democracy is under attack, and we all have an obligation to do what we can to save it.
Advocate S Balan, NCHRO Karnataka Chapter President, explained the modus operandi in the killing of many innocent activists. Only when our system committed themselves to prosecute and punish the perpetrators of these atrocities will it be possible to say that we have reached a complete and permanent end to impunity. This, without doubt, is one of the biggest challenges the rule of law facing in our country.
Nagari Babaiah the veteran human rights activist added that we have to continually fight for truth, liberty, equality and the things we stand up for.
Delegates, thinking through different voices underscored that we stand together in order to not only protect our rights today but the rights of those who will live tomorrow.
Upon his election, Chairperson Prof A Marx thanked the Assembly for its support and highlighted the value of the human rights work we carry out.
NCHRO Secretary Adv. A Mohamed Yusuff concluded the general assembly by wishing the new executive committee all success, thanking the delegates for having come and hoping that they will be able to carry on the message and knowledge shared further to help defend the inalienable human rights of all people.
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