Balagopal commemorative meeting on Sunday
The Human Rights Forum (HRF) is organising the 7th commemorative meeting of well-known human rights activist K Balagopal on October 9 (Sunday at the Sundarayya Vignana Kendram, Baghlingampally, Hyderabad, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Eminent people will speak on four important, contemporary topics. Umar Khalid, JNU scholar and an activist with the Bhagat Singh Ambedkar Students Organization (BASO), will talk about “The patriotism of defending difference and dissent”.
Manish Kunjam, national president of Adivasi Mahasabha, will speak on “The continuing outrage in Bastar”.
Prof KY Ratnam of the Centre for Ambedkar Studies, University of Hyderabad, will reflect upon “Caste discrimination in educational institutions”.
Zamir Ahmed, of the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), will speak on “Why is Kashmir bleeding again”.
Four publications, authored by Balagopal in Telugu, and a DVD — Democracy Dialogues — containing a video and audio of Balagopal’s speeches in Telugu, brought out by Article 21 Communications, will be released on the occasion. A HRF publication titled “Visakhakalo 7va number kalushya hetcharika” will also be released on the occasion, according to a HRF press release.