“Citizenship and Its Discontents” NCHRO held seminar at Guwahati
Guwhahati, 23rd September: The National Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO), Assam chapter held a Seminar at Gauri Sadan, Satya Borah Lane, Guwahati, with the theme of “Citizenship and Its Discontents”. This seminar was part of the NCHRO 20th Anniversary seminar series.
Senior advocate Hafiz Rashid Ahmed Chaudhury -patron of NCHRO, Guwhati program presided the program and delivered the keynote address and Vice president of NCHRO advocate K.P.Mohmd.Shareef delivered the inaugural speech. Abusama Ahmed, NCHRO activist welcomed the gathering and Adv. Jinnah Mohammad delivered the vote of thanks.
The other dignitaries who spoke in the Seminar were Adv. Mohmd. Yusuff, Secretary, NCHRO, Adv. Abdur Rahman Sikdar,Convenor, NCHRO-Assam Chapter, Kazi Nekib Ahmed, Social activist , Dr. Abul Bashar, Professor, B.P.C. College, Aminul Haque,Assam State President, Popular Front of India and Comrade Kantimoy Dev, Exco member, SUCI(C) Assam State Committee.
We believe such seminars are essential for the advancement of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The seminar addressed current and future challenges for human rights work in our country especially regarding the D-voters and NRC updation the burning problem in Assam and the meeting has taken three important resolutions as below-
- Minority people are scared because of threads on their citizenship in Assam especially for D-voters and NRC updation which is not prevailing in other state in the country. This matter shall be carried to national level.
- The problems related to citizenship are not only political or judicial. It is also a problem of social and humanity. Hence people individually, groups, social organizations as well as secular political parties those believe in democracy shall be strive together on the matter.
- Neither a foreigner should be included nor shall a genuine citizen be excluded in the NRC. For that the complete NRC should be prepared not in segregated form in updation process directed by honorable supreme court.
NCHRO has put together a seminar series in various cities across the country as part of its 20th anniversary, exploring various aspects of the human rights. Former Supreme Court Justice, N Santosh Hegde inaugurated the Opening Seminar themed “Terror Laws & their Implications” at a ceremony on 21 May 2017 at SCMI House, Bengaluru.
The culmination “National Conference on Human Rights” being held on October 28-29, 2017 at New Delhi. This anniversary conference will gather human rights defenders, activists, former political Prisoners, courageous dissidents and victims of rights violations from all parts of the nation and they will join hands to plan action strategies for a positive social change.
The National Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO) function as a collective body of human, democratic and civil rights organizations/ non- governmental bodies as well as of the concerned Individuals to act against all forms of violations perpetrated against the basic rights, whether natural or constitutional, of the traditionally oppressed, suppressed and exploited sections within the society. It is apolitical and is concerned with rights violations of all hues.