14-Mar-2015: The I G Khan Memorial Trust organized the tenth IG Khan Memorial Lecture at Kennedy Auditorium, Aligarh Muslim University.
Delivering the keynote address, Ms. Vrinda Grover, noted human rights activist and Supreme Court Advocate spoke at length on growing cases of human rights abuse in India.
Ms Grover, while drawing inferences from the cases of human rights abuse and misuse of state machinery, said that in several cases state has appeared to be inclined to erase memories of abuses and injustices from the public memory by intimidating victims or erasing evidences.
Ms. Grover said that the recent Delhi High Court Judgment in Priya Pillai case speaks a lot upholding people's perception regarding misuse of state machinery. She however expressed satisfaction that victims and a number of non-governmental organizations were playing a very positive role in ensuring the cases reach to the courts of law and justice is delivered.
Ms Grover said that the most pressing need of the hour was to encourage people to become informed citizen, be compassionate towards the victims of these abuses, continue asking pertinent questions and hold institutions accountable.
Mr Jawed Naqvi, noted journalist and Prof Parvez Talib of Department of Management Studies were other notable speakers.