National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations/NCHRO, like Popular Front of India/PFI claims to be working towards promoting and protecting human rights and upholding the cause of human dignity. On the contrary, it serves PFI in disseminating subversive propaganda against ruling Governments and security agencies. Transformation of National Development Front of Kerala and Confederation of Human Rights Organisation to PFI and NCHRO in 2006 and 2007 respectively provides ample evidence of both of them working in tandem.
2. It’s a fact that on the platform of NCHRO, PFI has gathered pro-Left, pro-LWE, Muslim organisations, intellectuals, Human Rights activists and lawyers, who are expected to lend their support to the cause of PFI at the time of need. In the office of NCHRO, important decision-making posts are always held by senior PFI leaders. Prof. P. Koya who is a senior leader of PFI continues to hold the post of General Secretary in NCHRO for the last two terms (2017-19, 2019-2021). Besides, Adv. A. Mohammed Yousuf, and K.P. Muhammed Shareef, both senior leaders of PFI are Secretary and Treasurer respectively in NCHRO. Ansar Indori and M. Sharafuddin, leaders of PFI are members of Executive Council of NCHRO. Obviously, PFI sets the agenda of NCHRO.
3. This year, NCHRO remained engaged in anti-CAA campaign. In January 2020, it carried out a nationwide campaign ‘Kagaz Nahi Dikhayengey’ at the same time that Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI, political front of PFI) launched similar campaign with exactly the same name. Again, in January, it organised a thanks giving meeting with Christian activists, who ostensibly participated in the anti-CAA protests. Further, unknowingly most of these activists were made part of Samvidhan Suraksha Andolan, which is nothing but a protest platform propped up by PFI. Again, in a press conference in July, NCHRO criticized arrest of PFI members in Uttar Pradesh.
4. There cannot be more irony than a human right activist being associated with NCHRO, which is working in tandem with PFI as its front organisation. Considering the history of PFI including the infamous hand-chopping case of a Professor in Kerala, Narath Arms Training case, many of its members joining ISIS, etc. it is unacceptable to see any true Indian being associated with NCHRO, knowing fully well the credentials of the latter.