Shafeeq Rehman Mahajir
The Muslim Bar Association (MBA) is excited to reported that starting on April 19, 2010 it will re-start its popular lunch & learn events to promote education and networking for its members and the broader legal community.
On Monday, April 19, 2010 the MBA will welcome Mr. Shafeeq Rehman Mahajir as its guest speaker. Mr. Mahajir is an advocate from Hyderabad, India and has been made available to the MBA thanks to the efforts of the Indian Muslim Council USA.
This is a brown-bag lunch event. Additional details are noted below:
Date: Monday, April 19, 2010
Place: Chicago Bar Association
(room assignment noted in the lobby)
321 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604
Cost: No Charge - bring your own lunch!
Title: "Protecting Secular Society & the Rule of Law in a Multi-religious India"
Speaker: Mr. Shafeeq Rehman Mahajir
Shafeeq Rehman Mahajir is one of India’s most prominent human rights lawyers having more recently appeared on behalf of victims in a commission hearing into the police firings and human rights violations at Makkah Masjid in Hyderabad.
He graduated from the University of London and Osmania University with degrees in Law and has over 25 years of experience working in international institutions. Through his writings and lectures he has contributed substantially to minority and human rights discourses. He has presented papers before select groups such as the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the issues of Wakfs (Endowments), Special Economic Zones, Interest Free Banking, Minority Rights in Educational and Employment Areas, participated in seminars on matters such as the Sachar Commission Report and the Ranganath Mishra Commission Report, and has also contributed to the proposed Communal Violence (Prevention, Control & Rehabilitation of Victims) Bill.
Mr. Mahajir will speak on the mosque bombings in Hyderabad, India and the legal advocacy of Mr. Mahajir and others to bring justice to the alleged victims of widespread illegal detentions and torture of Muslim youth by state officials and the implications of these and other, similar events on secularism and the rule of law in India.