Human Rights activist and advocate A. Mahaboob Batcha of the Society for Community Organisation (SOCO) Trust, Justice Shivaraj V. Patil Foundation and Justice P.N. Bhagwati Foundation died following prolonged illness at a private hospital in Chennai on February 14th evening at the age of 64.

Mahaboob Batcha obtained his law degree from the Government Law College in Madurai and later completed his Masters in law from the University of Madras. Inspired by the judicial activism of former Supreme Court Judges Justice P.N. Bhagwati and Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, he dedicated himself to social work and for upliftment of the weak and the downtrodden. He had played an active role in the release and rehabilitation of bonded labourers.

He devoted himself to providing free legal aid to the needy and providing training to youth and volunteers to become social activists.

He had supported Lok Raj Sangathan in many of its activities.

Lok Raj Sangathan considers this as a great loss to the human rights movement.


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