This October it will be seven years since Balagopal left us.
The Human Rights Forum is organising a commemorative meet on October 9 (Sunday) from 10 am to 4 pm at the Sundarayya Vignana Kendram, Hyderabad. We invite you to join us in remembering Balagopal on the occasion.
There will be talks on four important, contemporary topics:
Umar Khalid, JNU scholar and an activist with the Bhagat Singh Ambedkar Students Organisation (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”.
We’ve attached posters and a pamphlet for all the talks to this email for your reference.
We shall be releasing four publications on the day. Written in Telugu, all of them were authored by Balagopal. They are:
• Visthapana –Vidhvamsam (displacement-destruction) — HRF publication.
• Adivasulu : Chattalu- Abhivrudhi (Adivasis: Development and the Law) – Perspectives publication.
• Konni Telangana Vyasalu (A few essays on Telangana) – Matti Mudranalu publications.
• Kashmirpai Balagopal – Hyderabad Book Trust.
and a DVD — Democracy Dialogues — containing a video and audio of Balagopal’s speeches in Telugu – brought out by Article 21 Communications.
A HRF publication titled “Visakhakalo 7va number kalushya hetcharika” will also be released on the occasion.
We have made lunch arrangements for all participants at the venue.
We hope to see you on the 9th..
Human Rights Forum (HRF)
Maanava Hakkula Vedika
our website: http://www.humanrightsforum.org
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