20 Years of NCHRO: Two-day National Conference on Human Rights Inaugurated by Delhi Minorities Commission Chairperson Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan at National Capital








20 Years of NCHRO: Two-day National Conference on Human Rights Inaugurated by Delhi Minorities Commission Chairperson Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan at National Capital

Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan – Delhi Minorities Commission Chairperson – Inaugural Address


Inaugural Session – Stage


New Delhi, 28 Oct: The two-day National Conference on Human Rights organized by National Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO) was inaugurated by Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan, Chairperson of Delhi Minorities Commission inaugurated at Indian Social Institute, New Delhi.

The chairperson of the NCHRO Prof. A. Marx presided over the session.   Prof. P. Koya, General Secretary, NCHRO welcomed the gathering.  E. Abubaker, Chairman, Popular Front of India delivered the felicitation address.

“Global Conflicts & Return Of Cold War”,  “UAPA, An Instrument Of Political Suppression”, “Nationality Question”, “Extra Judicial Killings And The Judicial Response”, “AFSPA And Other Security Laws: What They Really Serve?”, “Adivasis And Fight For Living Space, Rights Of Refugees And Stateless People”, “Universities & Academic Freedom” etc. were the topics discussed in the conference.

Prof. G. Haragopal, Visiting Professor, NLSIU, Adv. K.P. Mohamed Shareef, Vice Chairperson, NCHRO, Reny Ayline, Secretary, NCHRO, Adv. Bavani. Ba. Mohan, State President, NCHRO, Tamilnadu, Gopal Menon, Documentary Film Director, E.M. Abdul Rahman, People’s Movement Against UAPA, K.K. Suhail, Quill Foundation, Prof. Hany Babu, Associate Professor, Delhi University, Vidya Bhusan Rawat, Human Rights Activist, Parvez Bari, Journalist, Bhopal, Narendra Mohanthi, Treasurer, NCHRO, Parveena Ahangar, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons, Kashmir, Elyas Muhammad Thumbe, Committee Member, Alliance for Justice and Peace, Dr. Shamsul Islam, Exco Member, NCHRO, Zamrooda Habib, Writer & Activist, SriNagar,Ravi Nair, South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre (SAHRDC), Madhuri Krishnaswami, Activist, Bhopal, Adv. A. Mohamed Yusuff, Secretary, NCHRO, Mohammed Janib, Coordinator, NCHRO, NCHRO, R.K. Ankhodia (Rtd. Judge), State President, NCHRO, Rajasthan, Ko. Sugumaran, National Exco Member, NCHRO, Adv. Saifan Shaikh, National Exco Member, NCHRO, Fr. Savio Fernandes, State President, NCHRO, Goa etc addressed in the programme.

The cultural programme of Nishanth Natya Manch lead by Neelima Sharma and Sangwari Theater Group lead by Kapil Sharma was also conducted.


Inaugural Day Sessions:-

  1. Session 3: UAPA, An Instrument Of Political Suppression | National Conference on Human Rights:-http://nchro.org/2017/12/08/session-3-uapa-an-instrument-of-political-suppression-national-conference-on-human-rights/


2.  “Global Conflicts & Return of Cold War” – 2nd Session of National Conference on Human Rights:-http://nchro.org/2017/12/08/global-conflicts-return-of-cold-war-2nd-session-of-national-conference-on-human-rights/


3. Prof. G. Haragopal, Prof. Hany Babu & Vidya Bhusan Rawat enlightened the 4th Session of National Conference on Human Rights – “NATIONALITY QUESTION”:- http://nchro.org/2017/11/29/prof-g-haragopal-prof-hany-babu-vidya-bhusan-rawat-enlightened-the-4th-session-of-national-conference-on-human-rights-nationality-question/


4. National Conference on Human Rights – Session V: “Extra Judicial Killings & The Judicial Response” :- http://nchro.org/2017/11/23/national-conference-on-human-rights-session-v-extra-judicial-killings-the-judicial-response/


5. 6th Session of the National Conference on Human Rights – “AFSPA & Other Security Laws: What they really Serve?” :- http://nchro.org/2017/11/21/6th-session-of-the-national-conference-on-human-rights-afspa-other-security-laws-what-they-really-serve/


6. 7th Session of the National Conference on Human Rights – “Adivasis & Fight For Living Space”, “Rights Of Refugees & Stateless People”:- http://nchro.org/2017/11/16/7th-session-of-the-national-conference-on-human-rights-adivasis-fight-for-living-space-rights-of-refugees-stateless-people/


Adv A. Mohamed Yusuff, Secretary, NCHRO – Introductory Remarks


Prof. P. Koya, General Secretary, NCHRO – Welcome Speech


Prof. A. Marx, Chairperson NCHRO who Presided the Inaugural Session


E. Abubaker, Chairman – Popular Front of India


Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan – Delhi Minorities Commission Chairperson – Inaugural Address


VT Rajshekhar – Eminent Journalist & Founder Editor of Dalit Voice


Prof P Koya, Zafarul Islam Khan & Prof A Marx










Media Coverage



Business Standard:-


Muslim Mirror:-




Milli Gazette




YouTube Videos uploaded by Delegates:-

1) Prof. Nivedita Menon, JNU on Universities and Academic Freedom :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifv633-H_WM

2) Umar Khaild, JNU on Universities and Academic Freedom :-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhwpC0BqRMc

3) Vasantha Kumari Wife of Prof. Saibaba :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYtm_gNOrKQ

4) Shadaf Mushraf (Sister of missing JNU scholar Najeeb) :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2-4OtJsyYY

5) Cultural Program by Sangwari Group :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTC_rjwu4h8

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