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NCHRO Holds Biennial General Assembly-2017 in Bengaluru PDF Print E-mail

altBengaluru: The National Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO) held its Biennial General Assembly-2017 on Sunday, May 21, at the SCMI House, Bengaluru.   

Participants of the General Assembly
Apart from office bearers of national and state NCHRO chapters, executive council members and special invitees attended the General Assembly.

Adv. Muhammad Yusuf, the national secretary welcomed the delegates. Prof A Marx chaired the sessions. The assembly discussed in detail the current human rights situation in the country and the delegates expressed their anguish in the increase in vigilantism and violence in the name of cow. They observed that in most of states the authorities work hand in glove with violent groups and do not take punitive legal action against the mobs that attack Dalits or Muslims on one excuse or other. There is pall of fear and silence throughout the country which calls for better coordination among rights bodies and secular groups.
The house also discussed and approved the 2017 – 2019 strategic plans and finalized state level programmes of 20th Anniversary of the Confederation.

NCHRO General Assembly-2017 Elects New Office Bearers PDF Print E-mail

altBengaluru, May 21: The Biennial General Assembly of the National Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO) elected its new office-bearers for a three-year term (2017-2019) here at the SCMI House, Bengaluru on Sunday. The delegates representing NCHRO State chapters, Exco members and Special invitees elected NCHRO’s leadership and Executive Council.

The elected national office bearers are: -

“Criminalizing Political Beliefs: Black Laws & Political Prisoners ” Gathering for Human Rights. PDF Print E-mail
New Delhi: The gathering was hosted by the Democratic student Discussion forum at Delhi University, under the theme of “Criminalizing Political Beliefs: Black Laws & Political Prisoners ”.
We should at least realize that the issue of political prisoners raises questions of immense ethical and social significance in front of the nation. How can a democratic state imprison thousands of its citizens solely on the basis of their political beliefs and actions, or for just trying to live in dignity and peace?  Recently we saw the conviction of cases in Dhaar Madhya Pardesh, Prof. G.N. Saibaba and four others by Gadchiroli court for their political beliefs .
Gautam Navlakha of People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR)  pointed out that the Saibaba judgement reveals how the UAPA is a weapon that allows the government to enter into a conspiracy against those who dissent or have political opinions against it. we try to understand what need to make this type of black laws by government. The banning of organisations, proscribing their literature, punishing the membership of banned organisations ensures that information about the war the state is waging against its own people in different parts of India – in Kashmir, Manipur or Chhattisgarh – is suppressed under the guise of  penalising “terrorist acts” and “terrorist organisations”, he stated. Navlakha also showed how the vast swathe of offences named in the UAPA, and the modus operandi prescribed by it, fell afoul of fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution.
Malem from CRPP said,  we demand immediate release of all political prisoners, most of whom from the marginalized sections of the society like Religious Minorities, Dalits , Adivasis who are branded as ‘Maoists’, ‘terrorists’, ‘jihadis’, 'anti-nationals'  etc. From journalist K.K. Shahina to student Jyoti Babasaheb, From activist Arun Ferreira to teacher Wahid Sheikh, the list of people who have been tortured under UAPA is a long one.
Inauguration of a New NCHRO Office in New Delhi PDF Print E-mail

altOn 17 May 2017, Gautam Navlakha together with the activists, inaugurated the new NCHRO office, in New Delhi.

Gautam Navlakha, prominent journalist and human rights activist has said We need to Unite to protect our Rights.
In the wake of growing atrocities against the historically deprived and marginalised groups,  we need collective action leading to people’s movements that results in social change, he added.

Ravi Nair, Executive Director of the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre, E M Abdul Rahiman, Chairman of the Empower India Foundation,  AS Ismail, Popular Front of India National Executive Council Member, Ashok Kumari, NCHRO Delhi Chapter President and Ansar Indori, NCHRO Exco member also spoke at the inauguration ceremony, which was attended by invited guests.

Atrocities committed against Dalits of village Balu, Dist Kaithal,Haryana -NCHRO Fact Finding Report PDF Print E-mail


altOn 5th may 2017, a team of human rights organization NCHRO from Delhi visited the dalit basti of village Balu. Its purpose was to investigate the ground reality of the incident of dalit oppression that was committed on May Day. Team remained in Gadra patti of village Balu between 12 noon and 3 pm. The team members of human rights organization NCHRO consisted of President of Delhi Unit Mrs Ashok Kumari, member Khalid, member Ansar Indori. Besides them, President of Jan Sanghrash Manch Com. Phool singh, Sh Ajay Swami and Jagwinder of Naujwan Bharat Sabha, independent journalist Raj Kumar Taraksheel, Dilsher Mandi and Advocate Rajesh kapro also participated in the investigation.

Team members visited the Dalit basti. They talked to victim families. They made audio and videos of eye witnesses. They talked with police personnel present there regarding security arrangements of dalit basti. They also investigated from police officers regarding steps taken against the perpetuators of this heinous crime of dalit oppression. Investigating officer Mr. Satish Gautam DSP, SHO PS kalayat and police personnel in civil dress accompanied the team during the whole proceeding of inspecting the site and talking with people. Eyewitnesses presented their views to the team right in front of police officers. Team members tried to contact accused sarpanch Ramesh Kumar to know about his version of the incident but he did not turn up before the team members. Team members also met Sanjeev and Sandeep admitted in Civil Hospital kaithal who were injured in this incident.

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