//National Annual Report Dec 2019 to 10 Jan 2021

National Annual Report Dec 2019 to 10 Jan 2021

Statistics

ComplaintsPress ConferencesWorkshopsFact FindingLegal AidProtests
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MeetingsSeminarsWebinarsPostersBook Release New ChaptersCampaigns
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Press Statements 

1. Condemning the arrest of Umar Khalid by the Delhi Police in the name of investigating the North East Delhi pogrom. (15 Sept 2020)

2. Protesting the detention of 83 year old Fr. Stan Swamy arrested in Ranchi by NIA. Fr Stan Swamy was Jesuit priest working for the rights of tribal from Ranchi, Jharkhand. (8 Oct .2020)

3. Protesting  NIA raids on the APDP and other HR organizations in Kashmir

   The NIA  raided the office of Parveena Ahanger, co-founder and chairman of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) It was  part of a larger project of the agency. About ten offices and residences of human rights activists and journalists office of newspaper like Greater Kashmir  were raided simultaneously.

Poster on arresting of Hany Babu  July 2020.

When Dr Hany Babu, the activist intellectual working at DU was arreasted in connection with Bhima-Koregaon Case, the Confederation circulated a poster  demanding his unconditional bail.

Poster protesting the arrest of Stan Swamy

NCHRO circulated a poster demanding the immediate  release of Fr. Stan Swamy.

 NCHRO Files Complaints with NHRC, DGP UP, Chief Justice of Allahabad  High Court and Others.

NCHRO filed complaints against religious profiling, harassment  of Muslim youths  on the eve of the Bhoomi Pujan of Ram Temple at Ayodhya on August 5 illegal detentions and  raids, Arrests, Harassment And Custodial Torture by Uttar Pradesh Police in different districts  of the state.The Confederation demanded appropriate action against errant officials in Barabanki, Lucknow, Bahraich, Sitapur, Banaras, Muzaffarnagar and Shamli (New Delhi 22Aug 2020)

Webinars 

(5-4 Nov 2020).

NCHRO organized a webinar on ‘Fabricated Case Judiciary and Indian Democracy’. . NCHRO Chairperson Prof Marx said in his  introductory remarks that for the  survival of a liberal democracy, an impartial and independent judiciary is a must. Without independent and impartial judiciary liberal democracy cannot thrive. In January 2000 we found four SC judges coming  before the media and saying that Indian  democracy was  under threat as the  executive had been trying to put pressure of the judiciary with the consent of some members of higher courts.When Narendra Modi gained power for the first time he tried to dismantle democratic institutions such as judiciary, Planning Commission etc. Though he was not able to put an end to the collegium system of selecting the judges of SC,he could succeed in weakening  many other democratic institutions. When BJP returned to power it took, it took the extraordinary step of unilaterally ending the special constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir and splitting the state into two Union Territories. The regime  also enacted the new citizenship law which directly targeted the largest minority of our country,Prof Marx added.

Eminent human right activists like Adv Jaya Vindhyala of  PUCL-Hyderabad, Prof. Jenny Rowena from Delhi University, Dr. Ranjan Solomon  of Goa, Reni Aylin-National Secretary and Adv. MK Sharafudheen also participated in the seminar.

Delhi Chapter organized a webinar in which , human rights activist like Himanshu Kumar, Dalit  thinker and writer Anil Chamadia, Advocate Amit Srivastava of New Delhi  Ranjan Solomon NCHRO Goa Chapter President  spoke.

10  Dec 2020

International Human Rights Day

A webinar was  organized by Exco attended by Ravi Chandran,( Dalit Camera), Adv . S Balan, Reny Aylin and Ranjan Solomon(Goa) Prof A Marx,the Chairperson. 

Delhi Chapter organized a webinar on the topic Hindutva and the Assault on Human Rights. The coordinator of the Delhi chapter, Mr. Ishu Jaiswal moderated the discussion.

The UP chapter of the NCHRO organized the  webinar with special focus on rights violations  under the government of Ajay Singh Bisht, also known as Yogi Adityanath. Reeta Bhuiyar was the first speaker in the webinar. Himanshu Kumar began by outlining the way in which Islamophobia was institutionalized in the country. He said that Islamophobia was systematically purveyed so that the government could implement its neo-fascist programmes with no hindrance.

Book Release  

9  Nov 2020

1.On the first anniversary of the the SC verdict against Babari Masjid NCHRO  brought out  a book titled “When Injustice Comes Home to Hatch” edited by N P Checkutty, senior journalist from Calicut. Various chapters of the organization released the above on 8h and 9h November 2020 in different parts of the country.

2.In Chennai the  programme presided  over by by Prof A Marx. Former High court judge Hariparandhaman (Retd), senior lawyer Adv Bhavani Mohan and National Exco member K Sugumaran attended the webinar.

3. In  Calicut the editor  of of the book t NP Chekkuty released the book at 

4. In Thrissur-Kerala book  was released by Joly Chirayath   film actress, and  Adv. V R, Anoop activist, received the copy of the book

5.In Bangalore Karnataka Chapter President Adv Balan presided over the event. National Exco member Prof  N Ramesh and Paravateesha  Bilidale, President , Naave Karanataka and  Abdul Raheem S also spoke.

Protests

NCHRO Delhi Chapter attended the Farmers Joint Protest at Delhi

New Delhi   30 Nov 2020

NCHRO joined the protest held at the Sindhu border by the farmers and farmer unions collectively. 

Condemns the arrest of VS Krishna under UAPA

1 December 2020

NCHRO condemned and demanded an immediate stop to attempts to suppress dissent in Andhra Pradesh.The statement released by the Confederation, said that V S Krishna,the Convener  Human Rights Front was arrested for raising his voice against the  undue delay in pursuing the case against the perpetrators involved in the   rape of 13 Adivasi women  in Vakapalli, Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh in 2007. VS Krishnan was arrested for alleged links has been booked under UAPA and the HRF is being framed as having links with the banned Maoist party.

Award

8. Fr Stan Lourdeswamy Selected for Mukundan C Menon Award 2020

New Delhi 14 Dec 2020

Fr. Stan Lourduswamy S.J, a member of the Jesuit congregation and a tribals rights activist for several decades in Jarkhand has been selected for the Mukundan C Menon Award 2020 instituted by NCHRO in memory of Late Mukundan C Menon, the noted journalist and human rights activist. He was the first general secretary of the Confederation. The jury made up of Dr.J.Devika (Thiruvnanthapuram), IbnuSoud (Chennai) Prof. AmithBhatacharya (Kolkota), N P Chekutty (Kozhikode) and Adv..Jaya Vindhyala (Hyderabad)  selected Fr.Stans Swamy among many nominations received from different parts of the country. The award includes a cash prize of 25000/- and a citation. This is in recognition of people’s struggle for democratic and human rights of adivasis led by Fr. Stans Swamy, said NCHRO. 

Fact-finding

17 Dec 2020

Fact finding report by NCHRO  on the attack by Bajrang Dal goons a couple on pretext of love jihad.

A fact finding team of NCHRO went to the Kanth city, Muradabad district in UP , where in the name of love jihad, a woman was so tortured  that she suffered a miscarriage and her husband and brother-in-law were  taken into custody instead of the culprits. 

When the team of NCHRO reached the house of the victim’s family, the victim had just come back from the hospital. The alleged victim Muskan alias Pinky told the team that she “had married Rashid on 24 July in Dehradun. They had gone to Kanth (Muradabad) to register their marriage. They were going to the registrar’s office for registration when near Ravidas mandir, people from a Hindutva organisation surrounded them and abused her and her husband, and physically assaulted them. They then called the police. The police took the victim and her husband and brother-in-law to the police station. On 5 December at 2 am, she was sent to Naari Niketan. Muskan told the team s that she had been pregnant since 7 months ago. In Naari Niketan, she was tortured mentally and physically to the extent that she had a miscarriage.

The team also met Rashid’s aunt who told them that they were scared. Their two sons are in jail even though they had not committed any crime. The team tried to get the police’s side of the story but the station head could not be reached out!

The fact finding team included Ad. Masroof Kamal, (joint convener of NCHRO, West UP) J.A. Faizy, Irfan Ansari and Mohammed Afzal.

2021

Calicut: Jan 11

Press Conference as regards the cases against CAA- NRC Protesters.

In the press conference the office bearers of the e state committee released the list of cases booked by Kerala Police against people who participated in protest against CAA. It is to be recollected that the CM of Kerala denied that any case was registered in connection with the protests.

Thiruvanathapuram: Jan 12

Joined the dharna organized in front of Kerala Secretariat to press the state government to intervene for the release of Siddik Kappan. Raihanath, wife of Kappan along with the representatives of many rights organizations and political parties participataed in the dharna.

26 April 2021

NCHRO demands the international community to intervene urgently for the immediate release of all political prisoners in light of the corona virus pandemic.

NCHRO Made an attempt to inform international organizations like Amnesty International- UK and Human Rights watch to intervene to release the political prisoners in the second wave of Covid-19 in India has been found to be more disastrous to the poor and he marginalized people.

Mr. Kappan is a symbol of what is really happening in India under the rightist regime. Many political prisoners, including the ones who have been jailed in the infamous Bhima Koregaon case, have been languishing in jail since last two years. No crime has been proven and they are kept in jail forpolitical reasons. The fundamental rights of people like Mr. Kappan are trampled upon. Mr. Kappan’s Covid-19 infection was a testament to the condition under which people are kept in jails. In the same prison in which Mr. Kappan is held, around 50 other inmates have also tested positive for corona virus. 

Press Statements 

14 July 2021 

The Indian Army’s use of religious symbols and myths ts not conducive to the diversity of our nation.  ( Vetrivel Veeravel incident in Kovai TN).National General Secretary sent  letter on this matter. Times Now,  NDTV and other leading print and online media covered that matter while it created anger and abuse among some retd army personnel.

26 June 2021

International Day against Torture

Poster campaign went viral on social media.

22 May 2021 Webinar

Tamil Nadu Chapter  

Leave Lakshadweep! BJP! Don’t Poison Lakshadweep with Hate Politics! 

Salma Mymoona, Granddaughter Of Ali Manik Fan,the veteran environmentalist fro Lakshadweep, and Sashikandh Senthil IAS, Prof A Marx, Dahlan Baqavi, national vice president of SDPI and others  attended.. Adv. Bhavani Mohan State chapter president chaired  the session. There 23000 viewers  in  webinar . 

3 June 2021

Webinar on Release of 7 Tamils and all Muslim Life Prisoners.

Webinar attended by Chairperson, Ex Highcourt judge Hari  Parandhaman attended and signed the joind petition and delivered a lecture on this subject. Joint Petition

A joint petition  was submitted to  the chief Minister of Tamilnadu with regards to the release of 7 Tamil  and Muslim prisoners who are languishing in prison more than 10 years.83 activists  from different organizations  signed the petition. Among them two sitting MPs: VAIKO and Thirunamalavan. 

19 Mar 2021

Demands action against police for allegedly fatal assault to students.

The NCHRO President, Advocate S. Balan, has called for action against the Mangalore 

police for attacking students  fatally assaulted the students who were coming  to 

the station after taking part in an educational awareness programme. The three students were returning from Mangalore, Delakatte, on a bike and  when they 

reached r Thokkottu-Kallapu there was an argument with  some other group regarding 

overtaking  of their bike. The other group, allegedly using  ganja (drugs) 

assaulted the students. The police took both the assailants and the students to the police station instead of hospitalizing the students and  booked a case against the students and the attackers.. 

Advocate S. Balan has demanded that the false cases filed against the students  be withdrawn 

As it  could have a serious impact on the future of the students. A complaint has been filed before the  State Human Rights Commission.

15 June 2021

Meeting of the Chapter  Secretaries  from The North 

On June 14, 2021, a Google Meet  of the chapter secretaries  with regard to the procedure for  filing complaints before  the National and State Human Rights Commissions was organised. Ishu Jaiswal, the coordinator of the Delhi chapter  shared a powerpoint presentation with the attendees and laid out the procedure, and answered many questions. Qazi Mujeeb from Telangana, Adv. Jahoor from Andhra Pradesh, Adv. Farooq from Karnataka, Sanjay from Bihar, Md. Iftiyaaz from Goa, and Shanawas from Kerala, among others, attended class.

16 June 21 

 Youth granted bail in “love-jihad” case in Bijnor after NCHRO’s intervention

A Muslim youth in the Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh was granted bail after NCHRO legally intervened on his behalf. Adv. Masroof Kamal, said in a press release that the individual was wrongly imprisoned last year jailed last year in December after he was hounded and beaten up along with his partner, who was a Dalit. The couple were beaten up by a group of men with sticks who then took them to the police state after finding out that they were from different religions. Afterwards, he was booked under the anti-conversion law as well as under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences.

 A member of the UP chapter , Adv. Ramesh Kumar,  appeared on his behalf and on  June 15, the Allahabad High Court granted him bail..

Adv. Masroof Kamal said that the anti-conversion law is used in the state to target Muslims and deny women their agency. Notably, in most of the cases, It is the thugs from the saffron brigade, who create problems when they spot an interreligious marriage.

19 June 2021

 Review Meeting of Activities

A Google Meet was organized by Exco to review the activities during the four previous months.State secretaries attended the meeting  which began  with an introduction by the National Secretary, Reny Ayline. Professor A. Marx, the Chairperson  invited the delegates attention to the serious threats to human and civil rights  in the country created by neo-fascist forces. The state secretaries shared with others info about  the work done by the Confederation  in the state. Wasid Khan from Bhopal, Ranjan Solomon and Md. Iftiyaaz from Goa, Adv. Ansar Indori from Rajasthan, Adv. Sharfuddin from Kerala and  Adv. Shaizuddin from Assam attended the meeting.There was a proposal  about submitting a monthly report to the organisation by the state committees and it was approved in the meeting.

9  July  2021


Webinar on “Murder by the State” in Memory of  Fr. Stan Swamy

Following the death of Fr. Stan Swamy, who was imprisoned in the infamous case of Bhima Koregaon, NCHRO organized  a webinar to  highlight the seriousness of the issue. 

The webinar was conducted on July 08, 2021 on Google Meet. It began with an introductory note by Reny Ayline, the National secretary of the NCHRO.

Following it, Madhuri Krishnaswami talked about the way in which Fr. Stan Swamy was kept and treated in prison, and how it all amounts to a murder by the Indian state. She said Fr. Stan Swamy as a gentle soul  but also a source of courage and inspiration for others fighting force of injustices.

Professor Harish Tharayil spoke about the need to fight  the attacks on justice-loving people by the Indian government. He also pointed out that the government was taking advantage of COVID19  to impose ruthless control on dissent. Fr. Jose Vallikkaatt read over a poem  in memory of  Fr. Stan Swamy. He spoke at length about him and remembered him as a dedicated activist.

Prof. N. Ramesh from Karnataka warned that the democratic set up is  being tampered with by the current regime.

Dr. Ranjan Solomon then spoke about  NCHRO public programmes and mourned the murder of Fr Stan Swamy by the state.

The Karnataka NCHRO chapter President Adv. Balan spoke about draconian laws of the country, and UAPA being misused by the authorities to suppress the dissidents and justive-loving people of the country. He also talked about the corporate-State nexus and said that it is a copy cat model of German fascism. 

23July 2021


NCHRO joined the joint protest at Jantar Mantar against repressive laws

NCHRO  joined the  massive protests  organized by various rights groups at Jantar Mantar on July 23, 2021 against repressive laws like the 

The protest call was given by a host of  organisations including those of students, civil societies, and human rights organisations. The institutional murder of Fr. Stan Swamy a few days ago,attracted a large number of people to Janta Mantar as  protest was a sign  of anger as well as bereavement.

The protesters  demanded  immediate release of  all the political prisoners including the ones jailed in  the Bhima Koregaon case. The speakers alleged that the government is desperate to silence anyone who speaks against their undemocratic and authoritarian tactics. They are either forcibly gagged or falsely implicated  in made-up cases.The govt would resort to any dirty tricks like hacking  of the computers seized by the police and inserting false evidence as in the case of Rona Wilson and Surendra Gadling..

04 Sept 21


NCHRO participated in convention against state repression 

The convention organized by People Against State Repression – a  new forum against state repression and repressive laws It was held at the Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi.

The convention had delegates from various political organisations  NCHRO itself. The speakers included Prashant Bhushan, Soumyabrat Choudhary, Natasha Narwal, Gazala Jamil Asad Hayat and  Ad Ansar Indori ..

10 Sept 2021


NCHRO lends its support to US conference “Dismantling Global Hindutva”

Scholars and academics from various American and international universities  organised a major online conference on Hindutva on 10-12 Sept. 

The conference was s cosponsored by more than 53 Universities’ departments and centres, most of them from the US, including Harvard, Stanford, and Princeton. The conference, named “Dismantling Global Hindutva”, discussed serious threats posed by the Hindutwa  supremacist ideology in India and elsewhere. The speakers from India  including Prof. Nandini Sundar, Anand Patwardhan, Meena Kandasamy spoke about various forms of 

NCHRO) extended lends its unequivocal support to the conference and condemned  in the strongest terms the intimidating and hateful tactics used by the right-wing Hindutva lobby in US  to the digital.

Present state chapters

  1. Kerala 
  2. Tamil Nadu 
  3. Karnataka
  4. Andhra Pradesh 
  5. Telengana 
  6. Goa 
  7. Maharashtra 
  8. Gujarat
  9. Rajasthan
  10. Delhi
  11. Punjab
  12. Uttar Pradesh 
  13. Bihar
  14. West Bengal 
  15. Assam 
  16. Manipur
  17. Madhya Pradesh 
  18. Maharashtra
  19. Telengana
  20. Andhra Pradesh

New state chapters  (2019-21) 

  1. Assam 
  2. West Bengal 
  3. Manipur 
  4. Bihar 
  5. Gujarat
  6. Punjab

Rest in Peace

June 12  2020

1. Former judge of the Bombay High Court and first Chairperson Person of NCHRO Justice Hosbet Suresh passed away at the age of 90. He was born at Hosabet in Surathkal, Karnataka.and  was  permanent judge of the  Bombay High Court  and retired on July 19, 1991. After retirement, he was instrumental in investigating human rights violations during the 1991 Cauvery riots in Bangalore, the 1993 anti-Muslim pogrom  in Mumbai after the demolition of the Babri Masjid and the Gujarat riots in 2002 under Narendra Modi .

2. Maharashtra Chapter President and Marathi Film ‘Court’ Actor Vira Sathidar passed away due to COVID-19.

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