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Activists demand repeal of UAPA in the grand seminar convened at Mumbai PDF Print E-mail
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13 March 2017, MUMBAI: At the time, when the trial of hundreds of cases charged under the draconian law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, UAPA is in pending and thousands of victims languishing in jails for a prolonged period, a host of activists, intellectuals, experts have called for the repeal of UAPA, here on Saturday (11th March) at Birla Matushri Hall.

altIn the grand seminar, organized by the “People’s Movement Against UAPA”, the common opinion that emerged was that the experience in India with respect to the clauses and operation part of the counter-terrorism laws is that, they violate the basic rights, alienate the marginal and minority communities.

The seminar with the theme of “Repeal UAPA Now” was inaugurated by justice Suresh Hosbet, former Justice of Bombay High Court. He expressed his views regarding the seriousness of the Black Laws in India. He spoke about invoking of the [Armed Forces (Special) Power Act], ASPFA Law in Kashmir and how it’s dangerous to the life of people living there. Every alternate day there is curfew; schools are closed almost all the time, every day innocent people are killed. He gave detailed information about the draconian UAPA Law. Under the UAPA, 2,150 people are detained for almost 10 to 15 years in jail. Any person raising their wise for Kashmir people he will be put in jail under this Law.

 

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NCHRO calls for immediate release of Professor GN Saibaba. PDF Print E-mail
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altNew Delhi: NCHRO is deeply shocked by the judgment delivered by a sessions court in Gadchiroli district, Maharashtra on Tuesday,07-March-2017 sentencing Delhi University Professor GN Saibaba and four others to life imprisonment. The judgment clearly shows that even thoughts can be considered a criminal offence in the country and it an affront to justice.

 

The court says that it is “proved beyond reasonable doubt” that the accused “hatched criminal conspiracy to wage war against the Government of India" and punished them under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Strangely it also holds that “merely because accused no. 6 Saibaba is 90% disabled is no grounds to show him leniency”.Dr Saibaba is a paraplegic right from school days and he cannot move about without assistance.It is patently clear that Saibaba was convicted to silence him as he has been vehemently opposed to some of the policies of the government especially those dealing with Adivasi land in central India’s mineral-rich corridor.

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Mukundan C Menon Award 2016, Handed Out - Dr.Suresh Khairnar PDF Print E-mail
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NCHRO - Mukundan C Menon Award  2016,  Handed Out - Dr.Suresh Khairnar presented with Award by Kuldip Nayar.


Saturday, 4th February 2017

New Delhi :  NCHRO instituted Mukundan C Menon Award– which honours outstanding civil society action in defence of human rights – has been awarded to Dr.Suresh Khairnar.

The award was presented by Kuldip Nayar, veteran journalist, author, diplomat, parliamentarian and human rights activist. The event was held on Saturday, 4th February 2017, at the  Indian Law Institute, New Delhi.

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NCHRO Online Petition :- Repeal Draconian UAPA Law PDF Print E-mail
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Repeal Draconian UAPA Law

Shri. Pranab Kumar Mukherjee,

His Excellency the President of India,

Rashtrapati Bhavan,

New Delhi.

Sir,

Misuse of draconian laws, either special or general, has become so widespread that one is inclined altto believe that these enactments are instruments of harassment and repression with political objectives.

The manner, in which Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) is being applied by the law enforcement agencies in various states of the country, clearly shows that it has been used indiscriminately. With UAPA, the authorities having unlimited power to arrest, detain and slap any punishment on anybody anytime merely on the basis of ‘suspicion’ and ‘surmise’.

 

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NCHRO Get-Together on ‘Challenges Facing the Constitution’ PDF Print E-mail
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19-Jan-2017, Thursday

altKochi:   At a get-together conducted by NCHRO Kerala Chapter  in Kochi , Former Bombay High Court judge, Justice Kolse Patil argued that RSS objective is to establish a state that derive on the principles and injunctions of  ‘Manusmrithi’  rather than the Constitution of India.

This state will be an enemy of Dalits, Tribals and all those who follow a different faith and opposite of the principle that all humans are born equal. It will be an inhuman, dangerous and perverted dictatorship governed by brute force than ever seen before.

 

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