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NCHRO EXCO Indian Social Institute – Bangalore 14th Aug 2016 – Sunday PDF Print E-mail
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NCHRO National Exco was held at Indian Social Institute, Bangalore on August 14th 2016.The meeting started at 11.30am and closed around 3.30pm.

Pro A Marx, Chairperson, Prof P Koya General Secretary, Adv K P Muhammed Shareef ,Adv Shabana Khan, Vice Chairpersons, Prof Babaya Former National Chairperson, , Reny Aylin, Adv. Muhd Yusuf ,National Secretaries ,state office bearers and special invitees were present.

National General Secretary Prof. P Koya warmly welcomed the delegates and said “NCHRO interventions had made a substantial impact in various parts of the country. The confederation offers assistance to the victims of rights violations. He also reminded the house that NCHRO will complete 20 years next year and it should be celebrated befitting the nature of the confederation at national level.

Prof A. Marx, the National Chairperson, in his opening remarks brought the attention of the delegates to the extreme riots violations in Kashmir. Many had lost their lives and hundreds had been injured in pellet gun attacks. He stressed the need to annul draconian laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and dialogue with Kashmiri people. He also added that there is widespread use of draconian laws such as UAPA in our country that slowly but steadily turning India into a virtual police state. He narrated various recent incidents of  grave abuses of human rights especially extra judicial killings, police atrocities and forced disappearances, violence against Dalits and minorities, prolonged pre-trial detention etc.

National Secretary Reni Aylin reported about the fact finding mission deputed by the Confederation to the Niamgiri Hills, Odisha. In response to the peoples struggle to preserve their habitat being taken over by  corporate company Posco, innocent tribals and adivasis were brutally tortured and killed in  fake encounters.
Mohamed Janib, the National Coordinator presented the compiled national report of NCHRO activities and interventions.  Kerala report was presented by Mr. Sharafudheen MK. Kerala chapter sought the help from national body to expose the people behind the heinous rape murder of Dalit girl student, Jisha. It is also reported that Kerala chapter published second issue of the human rights bulletin titled “Manushyavakasha Pathrika”.

Rajasthan report presented by R K Ankodia, Chapter President, includes many cases in which  the state chapter intervened.

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Adv. Yusuf the Legal in-charge presented a detailed report of legal aid to the ‘D’ voters in Assam, Juvenile prisoners in  West Bengal prisons, legal defence of  Muzaffar Nagar riot victims , various instances of police atrocities and efforts to give  compensation to the victims of police torture.

Adv. Balan the newly elected Karnataka Chapter President, expressed his solidarity and assured active participation in NCHRO activities. Adv Suresh from AP also expresses his concern over judicial delay in  certain cases  charged under UAPA.He said  extra judicial killings are increasing in AP.

Prof. Ramesh EXCO member said NCHRO has to study the New Education Policy. He also pointed out that industrialists are members of the new education policy committee rather than academicians..

Maharashtra newly elected chapter president Santhosh Saple said “The activities of the NCHRO have to be strengthened in grass route level because atrocities, violence against marginalized section of the society are increasing. He has requested national body to conduct a  human rights work shop in Maharashtra.

Rupali EXCO Member from Maharashtra said many  Kabeer Kala Manch  activists are languishing in the jails for merely singing songs in the street. They are booked under UAPA. She sought NCHRO intervention and campaign at national and state level on this particular case.

The afternoon session of EXCO witnessed the release of two books written by Mr. R K Ankodia and another book from by Kabeer Kala Manch. The EXCO meeting formed a sub-committee to organize nationwide special programmes to mark the 20th anniversary of NCHRO which falls in 2017. The sub-committee includes: - Prof A .Marx, Prof. Ramesh, Adv Shabana Khan, Prof P Koya and Reni Aylin.   Adv K P Muhd Shareef opined that an international seminar is to be organized as part of the anniversary with participation of delegates around the globe.

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Other decisions:-

Campaign to repeal draconian laws like UAPA including online petition to release all political prisoners.

Effective intervention on New Education Policy. Prof Ramesh will study and present a report.

The meeting appointed Adv.Shareef to help Adv.Shabana to file appeal for the accused who were given death penalty in Mumbai train blast cases.

The meeting will initiate a joint campaign with the help of other human rights associations for a strong witness protection and victim compensation act.

This meeting passed resolutions against atrocities in the country especially in Kashmir and Basthar.

The meeting ended at 4.00pm with vote of thanks by Adv Yusuf Madurai .

 
NCHRO - Two-day Human Rights Workshop for Activists Held in Chennai PDF Print E-mail
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altCHENNAI :  The National Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO) hosted a Two-day Human Rights Workshop for Activists. NCHRO chairperson Prof. A. Marx inaugurated the workshop held at Madras Reporters Guild, Chepauk , Chennai on 30 and 31 July 2016.


altAbout 60 people, including Human Rights Activists, Volunteers and Lawyers participated in the workshop. Ibrahim Badusha, Vice-President, NCHRO – Tamilnadu Chapter was the overall in-charge of the workshop.

Adv. Shajahan, General Secretary, NCHRO – Tamilnadu Chapter opened the workshop by welcoming everyone and thanked them for their attendance.



The topics covered in the workshop were:-

1)    Human Rights Situation in India and Need of Human Rights Activism by Adv. Bhavani Ba. Mohan, State President, NCHRO, Tamilnadu Chapter.

2)    UDHR and International Human Rights Conventions by Reny Ayline, National Secretary, NCHRO (Translation by Tanveer).

3)    FIR to Trial: Procedures and Documentation in Regular Penal and Draconian laws by Adv. Bhavani Ba. Mohan, State President, NCHRO, Tamilnadu Chapter.

4)    Documenting Human Rights Violations and the illegal Practices of the Police against Citizens by Mrs. Krishnaveni, Rights Activist, Chennai.

5)    Fact Finding Modalities by Prof. A. Marx, Chairperson, NCHRO.

6)    Defending Women’s Rights and Domestic Violation Act by Adv. Rajni, PUHR, Madurai.

7)    Media and Human Rights by Mr. Peer Mohamed, Senior Journalist, Chennai.

8)    Effective use of RTI by Adv. A. Mohamed Yusuf, Madurai.

9)    Human Rights Laws in India and National & International Human Rights Organizations - How to Approach them by Adv. Karunanithi, Human Rights Activist, Madurai.

10)  How to be a Firm and Steadfast Defender of Human Rights by Adv. K.P. Mohamed Sheriff, Vice-Chairperson, NCHRO  (Translation by Adv. Alaudeen ).

11)  Assignments to the Participants - Adv. A. Mohamed Yusuf.

12) Conclusion- M. Mohamed Shaik Ansari State General Secretary, Popular Front of India, Tamilnadu.

 

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NCHRO joins World in marking Day of Support for Torture Victims - "TORTURE IN ANY FORM IS A CRIME. PDF Print E-mail
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altThis Year Theme: TORTURE IN ANY FORM IS A CRIME.  PREVENT TORTURE
26-June-2016, Sunday, New Delhi  :-
International community annually commemorates the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Every 26 June providing an opportunity for human rights defenders and survivors to speak out against the crime of torture and to remember and support victims and survivors of torture throughout the world.
The NCHRO on Sunday joined the worldwide observance of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. In India this year, the NCHRO have adopted the theme: ‘TORTURE IN ANY FORM IS A CRIME.  PREVENT TORTURE.”
The focus this year is on "PREVENT TORTURE" since Torture is flourishing because rather than respecting the law by refusing to tolerate torture, governments are either actively using torture, or turning a blind eye and lying about it to their own people and to the world. Torture is widely used  as a weapon against dissent, creating a climate of fear.
Although the scale of torture varies among states, a systemic culture of impunity in which perpetrators are rarely punished and justice for victims is elusive is common to all. Perpetrators tend to be powerful state actors including police, military, and security personnel. Leaders fail to condemn these horrific crimes. Judges and police lack the capacity—or the will—to pursue torturers. Victims are isolated and have no trusted, safe place to report torture. And those who pursue justice, accountability, and redress often face the threat of reprisals.
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