This October 8, it will be three years since Balagopal passed away. On Sunday, Oct. 7th, we are organising a day-long commemorative meet in
Hyderabad. The venue is Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in King Koti. The meet will begin at 10 am.
In the forenoon, A Chandrasekhar, HRF vice-president will speak on Balagopal’s contribution to the human rights movement.
This will be followed by Ashish Kothari of Kalpavriksh who will speak on ‘Globalisation, biodiversity and alternatives”.
Post-lunch, writer and social activist Nityanand Jayaraman will speak on “Nuclear power–the Kudankulam struggle”.
The 4th talk is by Supreme Court lawyer Nitya Ramakrishnan on “Role of the law in social change”.
Two books will be released on the occasion:
1. ‘Of Capital and Other Punishments’ by K Balagopal (a compilation of articles in English on the death penalty). Published by HRF
2. ‘Manishi, Marxism’ (Reflections on human agency, social movements and Marxism) by K Balagopal. Published by Perspectives.
We warmly invite you and friends to be with us on the day.
Human Rights Forum (HRF)