National Confederation of Humanrights Organizations(NCHRO) Karnataka chapter elected Prof Nagaragere Ramesh, Retd. Principal, National College Bangalore as it's President, Mrs. Ishrath and Suresh Bhatt as it's vice presidents at a function held at Darussalam, Queens Road, Bangalore today evening.
Advocate Asaharaf Agnadi, Managlore elected as General Secretary, Mrs Chandramma and Sangasena are secretaries. Treasurer Ahmed Usman Zakir Retd Police officer and lawyer. National coordinator of NCHRO Mr. Reni Ayline monitored the election proceedings.
Seminar on "Humanrights in India – New Realities, New Directions"
NCHRO Karnataka chapter conducted seminar on Humanrights issues soon after functionaries are elected. Afzal, NCHRO state committee member welcomed the gathering. Dr. A Lakshmi Narayan, PUCL, Mysore inaugurated the seminar.
S. Balan, Senior Advocate, Karnataka High Court presented a paper on 'Corruption in Judicial System' He mentioned. “Our country being one of the most corrupt in the world our city Bangalore is said to be the capital city of corruption. Every institution in our country is not free from it including Judiciary and very judicial system”
He also noted “The affidavit filed by the then law minister of India Shri. Shanti Bhushan indicates that about 60% of top judiciary were corrupt.”
He added “We can root our corruption by building a fence around judges – the fence is people's rule not corporate rule imposed by neo liberalization”
Advocate Clifton D Rosario, Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore presented paper on “Humanrights Law in India” He mentioned the famous quote of Martin Luther King Jr. “injustice anywhere is threat to justice everywhere” and being mute spectators of arrogance and violence is a mode of supporting the arrogant.
Mr. Kaleel of NCHRO, Bangalore presented a paper on “Justice for Innocents Accused and Jailed” Kaleel pointed “ Aseemanand confession on hindutva group's involvement in bomb blasts across India in Mecca Masjid, Malegaon, Samjotha Express and Ajmer Dharga are only the tip of the iceberg and in Karnataka it'self there are 14 people still in jail even after it's proved the hands of Ramasena in the Hubli court blast case”
Reni Ayilin presided the function and he exclaimed in his presidential address “Yedyurappa supporting Anna Hazare's struggle to pass Lokpal Bill is the mockery of democracy in our country”.
Shoaib, NCHRO, Bangalore district Secretary gave vote of thanks to the gathering. Prof. V.S. Shreedar, Vijaya college, Bangalore, Advocate Saduddin M Salih, President NCHRO Mangalore and Rev. Fr. William Martiz, president, NCHRO Udupi wre present as chief guests.