NCHRO Conducts National Convention against Anti-People Laws lows PDF Print E-mail

NCHRO welcomed the government decision to ratify the United Nations Convention against Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or Punishment [UNCAT]. But the ministry of Home Affairs has not facilitated any public opinion on this vital Bill, or called for Public submissions on its provisions. The bill falls exceedingly short of national and international human rights standards as well as the Bill fails to establish a strong, credible legal frame work for the prevention of torture.

Adv. N M Siddique felicitated PDF Print E-mail

altKozhikkode: Noted human rights activists and vice president of National Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners Prof. A Marx called for the immediate repeal of black laws like Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). He was inaugurating a convention against excessive laws such as UAPA and AFSPA here organized by National Confederation of Human rights Organizations (NCHRO) at Nalanda Auditorium.
It’s dangerous to keep silence against such draconian laws and it is the duty of all people who believe in democratic principles to fight against it, he added.
He also said that the existing laws in the country which were made by the British government to suppress its colony were enough to tackle any law and order problem arising here. Still the central government is spearheading the human rights violations through these kinds of ‘highhanded’ laws.
Acts like UAPA and AFSPA were rejected by the international community on the grounds that there are inhuman and undemocratic sections in these laws such as the power given to the security forces and investigating agencies to arrest or kill people on the basis of mere suspicions and to keep them in illegal custody without bail or trial even for months. More than 20,000 innocent people were arrested in the country under draconian laws like TADA and POTA which were the earlier forms of UAPA and AFSPA. And it should be noted that all these laws were enacted in the name of national security,  he added.

NCHRO general secretary Adv. K P Muhammed Shareef presided over the function. He alleged that the left front government in Kerala was trying to suppress organization it didn’t like using the laws like UAPA.
Adv. N M Siddique, who was released from jail after 52 days of unjust custody, was felicitated at the function. Human rights activists A Vasu present

Adv. N M Siddique Released PDF Print E-mail

altKochi: Noted human rights activist and writer Adv. N M Siddique was released from jail here after 52 days of ordeal. Siddique who was also the Ernakulam district president of National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO) was picked up by the police along with Abdussalam, office in charge, from here following a raid in its office. Police had alleged that they got some incriminating material including those are anti national in nature in the raid. But the only things police presented in the court were some CDs and books which are available in open market. 
Though the Kerala High Court had granted them bail on 2nd of this month, it was with a condition that they could be released only on 13th. 
It was alleged that Siddique was arrested as part of revenge from the part of police for sending complaints to national human rights commission against Muslim witch-hunt by the authorities towards Muslims under the guise of investigation in the teacher assault case. The Commission had sought a report on it from Kerala DGP.
Adv. Siddique, after coming out of jail at Mattanchery, said that from then onwards he had to fight for safeguarding his own human rights. Human rights activity in the state has become dangerous now. If you are speaking against state terrorism the chances are more for you to be put behind bars under one pretext or another, he added.

Human Right Activists' Arrest: NCHRO Holds Secretariat Dharna PDF Print E-mail

Dr. J Devika,writer and social activist, inaugurates secretariat dharna organised by NCHROThiruvananthapuram: National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO) organised secretariat dharna in Kerala, to protest against the unwarranted arrests of human rights activists Adv. N M Siddique and Abdussalam from Kochi. Dharna was inaugurated by writer and social activist Dr. J Devika. She said that it was unbecoming to intellectuals and writers of Kerala to keep mum when this kind of police atrocities became far and wide even to the human rights activists. She also called for resistance against the attempts from the media to tarnish the image of certain organisations and sections in the society. Meghnath, documentary maker and human rights activists from Jharkhand, Kantha Meghnath, Reni Ilin, national co-ordinator, NCHRO, Karamana Rasaq, Pravachambalam Ashraf Moulavi also spoke.

Kochi police had arrested Siddique and Salam last week alleging that they had seized objectionable materials from NCHRO district office here. Both are in judicial custody now.Meanwhile Siddique and Salam moved bail application to the High Court yesterday, which will be heard tomorrow by Justice Hema.

Independence will not Achieve its Goal until Power Reaches the People:Justice Hosbet Suresh PDF Print E-mail

Prominent Human Rights activist and President of NCHRO,  Justice Hobset Suresh said that the Independence would not achieve its goal until power reaches the people. He was inaugurating the Human Rights Defenders Meet held as part of the 3 day long Popular Front National Political Meet here today.

Laha Gopalan gets Mukundan C Menon award PDF Print E-mail
Kozhikode Nov 10 2008

Activist Laha Gopalan has been chosen for the third Mukundan C Menon award instituted by the Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (CHRO). He has been selected for the award for his inspiring leadership to the Chengara land movement spearheaded by ''Sadhujana Vimochana Samyukthavedi'' for the last one-and-a-half years, award jury told reporters here today. The award, carrying a purse of Rs 10,000 and citation, would be presented to him on December ten, the International Human Rights Day.
National Convention ’Countering Fascism: Defending the Idea of India’ PDF Print E-mail

NCHRO office bearers Adv K.P Mohamed Shariff General Secretary NCHRO, Dr Abdul Salam Secretary NCHRO participated in National Convention ’Countering Fascism: Defending the Idea of India’. NCHRO was one of the organisers of the conventionThe urgency to intervene in defence of democracy, secularism and justice has never been more pressing than in the conditions prevailing in the country today. The rise of communal fascism has emerged as a threat not only to its immediate victims but to the very long-term survival of India as a unified nation of diverse religious, linguistic and ethnic groups.

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