Advocate from Karnataka set to take up challenge as head of New York bar committee


Bengaluru, Oct 10 (IANS): Ramya Jawahar Kudekallu, a 32-year-old advocate from Bengaluru, who has been appointed as the Chairperson of New York City Bar's International Human Rights Committee, is all set to take up big challenges in terms of addressing community hardships and getting "impact" in the system to ensure changes.

"I was nominated for the Committee after the background checks and I am extremely happy for being confirmed with an esteemed honorary title. The Committee did not have a woman of colour as the Chairperson all these days. They have also picked a non-white young woman. I am ready to take risks involved with this responsibility. Fighting for human rights is always challenging, whether it is in India or anywhere. New York is comparatively safer," Kudekallu told IANS.

Her role includes leading the committee's work, continuing the ongoing work, seeing how it can intervene with the issues of the oppressed, and how to spotlight legal analysis.

Kudekallu has done her schooling in Ooty and Dubai and studied law at Bishop Cotton Women's Christian Law College, Bengaluru. She did her masters in International Law and Human Rights at Fordham University, New York. She currently teaches at Cardozo Law School, New York.

Her mother, Dr Amitha Malaki, is a gynaecologist in Kodagu. "My father was a senior advocate from Sullia. I lost him to Covid at the same time when the new assignment came through," she said. Her appointment was made on September 18, 2021.

She said her association with the Alternative Law Forum (ALF) has been extremely influential. "Here I learned what 'representation' is. The perspective shift of placing 'community hardship' happened here.

"Presently refugees are landing in the US from Afghanistan. We need to account for their situation and contextualise their difficulties. There is resettling process and funding process are involved," she adds.

Kudekallu also notes that the "situation of the common man in India and the US is similar as far as inequality is concerned, though context may appear to be different.

"The US may be a developed country and India may be on route to towards development disparity, but inequality is the same. The plight of have-not's are also similar. In India, predominantly caste and class-based inequalities are found. Oppressed classes and tribals are fighting in India. Whereas in the US, it is African Americans, Native Americans and others who are fighting for their rights."

Asked about the movement by farmers back in India, she said that India has signed international treaties as far as human rights are concerned, and needs to adhere to them. If there are individuals and organisations fighting for human rights or raising concerns over the issue, it is the duty of the government to address the issue, she stressed.

Her advice for youngsters is that "If you have a path which is the public interest, engagement should continue despite whether appreciation comes or not. The drive to have the commitment of transforming society must continue."

"My mind is very much in India though physically I am in the US," Kudekallu said. She underlines that forgoing power and class privilege is the need of the hour. Her views are well received by the committee though opinion is mixed when it comes to a larger audience.

 

 

  

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    o so nice... her dad from sullia and mom from coorg... close to mangalore... she is a mangalurean... proud of you...

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  • Manav, Jeppu

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    If a Person does something Nice...then "'She is a mangalorean', if Not '' Aal Ghatta daalu"' !!!! Kalla Kbr :)

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    Based on your educational qualifications in International Law and Human Rights and your association with the Alternative Law Forum (ALF) see how can you improve women's safety & security, especially the worsening rapes situation & torture on Indian females.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    next kamla harris.....

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  • Vivek, Hirebyle / abu dhabi

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    Modi will rush to meet her... Does America has lack of talent??... Trump had better vision for their nationals.....

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  • A M. Tani, Gopal Puram

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    Congratulations and wish you all success in your new assignment, All the best Ramydo

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  • Vivek, Hirebyyle / Abu Dhabi

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    Is America Having Any Lack of Talent Issue........anyone can be anything there ..Trump had a nice grip over there ..at least for Americans

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  • ajith, Barakur

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    eer ora pandaratta inden. kuda-kuda enchina aine....

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  • Marle, Kudla

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    Areg Marepuna problem undu ge. ...

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    Human right commission. Please look at your mother land.

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  • Manohar, Udupi

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    In India saffronisation of government and educational institutions must stop .

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  • Valson Mendonsa, Mangalore/USA

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    Congratulations!! To Advocate Ramya, wish you all the best for your career path. May God Bless You Alwayz.

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  • A Concerned Citizen, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    There is inequality everywhere in the world. But in India, it is more pronounced and deep rooted, and seen at every level of society.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    Mera Karnataka Badal Raha Hai ...

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    mr saldanha, pls worry about naalasopara, thane and MH....

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  • Rama, USA

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    Another Kamala Harris playing the race card to maximize benefits

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  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    Good professional beginning for a young Advocate, Ramya Jawahar Kudekallu. Let success and good fame be yours...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    Congratulations to the responsible Post .Wish you all the best ,and wish go further higher.

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  • John, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    Currently New York itself in a danger zone ? or US East Coast including New York, a possible tsunami coming from an earthquake / volcano in the canary islands? Following Divine Message to John Leary dated Monday, September 20, 2021: warns ..... Jesus said: “My people, I gave you a message back on 10-11-11 about a possible tsunami coming from an earthquake in the Canary Islands. Now this possibility is getting closer to happening with some strong volcanic eruptions in the Canary Islands. With another severe earthquake there, you could indeed see a fast tsunami travel across the Atlantic Ocean into your East Coast. Your people need to pray and repent of your sins that this does not happen. I will still be protecting My refuges, even against such a tsunami.” Ref: http://www.johnleary.com/index.php/page/2/?cat=3&order=DESC

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  • John, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    Two days back update..... "There is presently no tsunami and no need to panic. Prudence, however, dictates it is time to PLAN." ...... October 9, 2021 – Article Link: La Palma Update – Entire North Quarter of Island Lifted 10cm (4 inches) Overnight – Suggests Magma Moving Underground To Northern (Main) Volcano (Caldera de Taburiente) – While Southeastern Flank Lifted 5-8cm (2-3 inches) Overnight OCTOBER 9, 2021 ...... HAL TURNER ARTICLE LINK: FLASH: ISLAND OF LA PALMA – ENTIRE NORTH QUARTER LIFTED 10CM TODAY ..... Here is a map (refer article link) from the computer model at FLOODMAP.net showing how much of the east coast would be totally under water if a fifty meter tsunami struck: ..... https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/flash-island-of-la-palma-entire-north-quarter-lifted-10cm-today

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  • John, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    Above link pictures, Looks like La Palma island itself due to earthquake and volcano and ready to explode.... more Divine warnings on it at following link. .... https://maryrefugeofsouls.com/2021/09/28/urgent-important-september-28-2021-prophetic-warning-from-god-the-father-and-jesus-christ-prepare-for-the-mega-tsunami-caused-by-the-erupting-volcano-on-la-palma-canary-islands-commentary/

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    What on earth Ms Ramya's becoming head of NY bar has to do with the disasters that you are forecasting for God's sake? Kuch bhee in the name of prophesy ?

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  • John, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    During these disaster times people be ready to move away from seas or oceans or coastal areas at short notices.... (God says HE has not asked anyone to stay near the coasts)..... Following around 7 hrs ago in US West Coast in your communist chinese controlled cali fornia side Alert. In Above mentioned Socialist Russian East Coast side things are still boiling up..... Divine Mercy / Rosary Prayers needed to keep them cool or controlled or less severe...... "Breaking: "Tsunami Alert Hawaii 6.2 Powerful Quake" / Danger Concerns" ..... https://youtube.com/watch?v=AItJbiPzN3U

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  • John, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 11 2021

    Divine message on Prepare to move inland if such a wave comes. This is why I have warned My faithful not to live near rivers or oceans to John Leary dated Monday, December 31, 2018: (St. Sylvester I).... Jesus said: “My people, this vision has two meanings for the end of the year. As with St. John’s beginning when he spoke of Me as the Word, you are all waiting for My return, or your death, whichever comes first. You still are busy saving souls, but your waiting is also cause to have a pure soul with frequent Confession. The other sign of waiting are the poor souls in purgatory, who are anxious to be with Me in heaven, and get out of the punishment of purgatory. Souls in purgatory do suffer not having My love, but they are promised one day to be with Me in heaven. Some souls in lower purgatory even suffer flames, a little as in hell. This is a true burning all over their soul bodies. This is also why I ask you to pray for the souls in purgatory, and have Masses offered for those souls who you know. You could even have Masses said for yourself in your will to help those in your family to remember your soul. The souls, who have been separated from their bodies, want you to have pictures of them, so you can remember to pray for them to get out of purgatory.” ........ Jesus said: “My people, I told you that America would suffer much from natural disasters. In the vision you are seeing a large tsunami wave come against your East coast. This could flood many of your coastal cities, and it could be more damaging than a power outage. Your prayers could minimize the damage, but America will be seeing more devastation, as your storms will continue to intensify. Prepare to move inland if such a wave comes. This is why I have warned My faithful not to live near rivers or oceans. Be prepared to leave for My refuges when your lives are threatened.” Ref: http://www.johnleary.com/index.php/2019/01/page/2/?cat=3&order=ASC

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