About Us

Who We Are

A group of like-minded advocates, driven by a zeal to fight for restoring human dignity and create awareness among public officials, the staff of public institutions, professionals from different fields, and common people, established the HURT Foundation in 1992. This is more significant in the view that the Protection of Human Rights Act was passed one year later in 1993, which laid the foundation of the National Human Rights Commission and provided for the establishment of State Human Rights Commissions in different states.

Board of trustees

Ms Zarina Y. Farooqui

Trustee and Course Coordinator

Dr Abeda Khan


Mr Abde Mannan Yousuf


Mr Samar I. Farooqui


Our patrons

Late Dr C. M. Madan

Founder President, Hurt Foundation

Late Justice Hosbet Suresh

Former Judge, Bombay High Court

Advisory Board

Mr M.A. Sayeed – Former Principal Law Secretary & R.L.A., M.S.

Dr Ajay Nathani – Principal District Judge (Rtd.)

Ms Prameela Rao – Former Principal, Government Law College, Mumbai.

Dr Ruchi Sinha – Associate Professor, Centre of Criminology and Justice, S.S.W, T.I.S.S, Mumbai.

Course Advisory Committee

Mr Subhash Awate – Former Additional Director General of Police.

Mr Kumar Ketkar – M.P. Rajya Sabha, Former Editor-in-Chief, Lok Satta.

Ms Kannamma S. Raman – Former Faculty, Dept. of Civics and Politics, University of Mumbai.

Dr Frazer Mascarenhas S.J. – Former Principal , St. Xaviers College, Mumbai.

Mr Mahesh Bhagwat – Associate Professor, Mithibai College, Mumbai

Ms Anuradha Maheshwari – Adv. & Consultant

Dr Ruchi Sinha – Chairperson, Centre for Criminology and Justice, School of Social Work, T.I.S.S, Mumbai.