Hyderabad: The Human Rights Forum (HRF) is organizing the 10th commemorative meeting of popular human rights activist K Balagopal on October 13, Sunday at Sundarayaa Vigana Kendram Main Hall, Baghlingampally in Hyderabad.
HRF states in a media release that the Social Activists on this occasion would be speaking on various contemporary topics, HRF shall also be releasing a book titled ‘Vision-Vidhcamsam’, a collection of writing by Balagopal related to ‘Policies and destructive development’.
List of speakers and topics
- Sanjay Kak, a writer who is also a filmmaker will be speaking on “Kashmir: What has not been appeared in news”.
- Bezwada Wilson, national president of Safai Karmchari Andolan, will talk on “Struggles for human dignity”
- Teesta Setalvad, civil liberties activist and journalist will reflect upon “NRC and the question of citizenship”
- SP Udayakumar of the Peoples Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), will speak on “Say no to nuclear power”
Who is Balagopla?
Balagopal was a founder-member of the Human Rights Forum (HRF) and its general secretary for four years, from 2005 to 2009. A champion of the oppressed, he was a source of enormous moral strength to all democratic struggles. He relentlessly strove to build a vibrant, board-based and truly independent human rights movement.