Late Dr. C.M. Madan

Founding Member, Hurt Foundation

Driven by his unwavering belief in a society guided by the principles of “justice for all,” Dr. Madan envisioned a world where human rights were cherished and practiced. His profound commitment to creating a society free from fear and inequality inspired the birth of Hurt Foundation, a realization of his dream to foster a just and harmonious world.

Despite encountering numerous challenges and roadblocks along the way, Dr. Madan’s determination and refusal to accept impossibility propelled the progress of Hurt Foundation. His relentless pursuit of justice and unwavering resolve continue to guide our endeavors. Dr. Madan’s vision and passion have instilled in us a deep sense of purpose and commitment. We honor his memory by carrying forward his dream of a world where every individual’s rights are respected, valued, and protected.

Late Adv. Suhela T. Farooqui

Founding Member, Hurt Foundation

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, with its profound preamble, recognizes the indispensable role of education in fostering respect for human rights and freedoms. It is a torch that guides us towards a world where the dignity of every individual is acknowledged and upheld. Through our relentless efforts in “teaching and education,” we have strived to be the catalysts for change, the mentors for those eager to understand the very essence of what it means to be human.

As we move forward, let us continue to be the voices that echo the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Let our endeavors be driven by the belief that through education, we can transform societies and shape a future where human rights are not just words on paper, but living realities for all.

Message from Late Hon’ble Justice Hosbet Suresh

Honorary President, Hurt Foundation

“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in its Preamble urges every individual and every organ of society, (keeping the Declaration in mind) to strive by “teaching and education to promote respect for these rights, and freedoms” for that is the only way for achieving effective recognition of human rights for all. HURT Foundation is doing this, “teaching and education” human rights, for the last 18 years, for those who are eager to know the basics of human rights. That is the essence of this awareness programme objective is to make them Human Rights Defamers.

Not that every individual has to raise his voice against human rights violations, which are prevalent on a large scale, but he should always take a stand in solidarity and say “No, Never” to any such violations to anyone, anywhere. I wish HURT Foundation success in this venture.”

Justice H. Suresh

Board of Trustees

Ms. Zarina Y. Farooqui

Dr. Abeda Khan

Mr. Abde Mannaan Yusuf

Mr. Samar Ilyas Farooqui

Advisory Board

Mr M.A. Sayeed – Member, Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission

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

Course Advisory Committee

Justice Dr. S. Radhakrishnan – Former Judge, Bombay High Court, Former Chairman, Mah. Adm. Tribunal

Mr Subhash Awate – Former Additional Director General of Police.

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

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 and Associate Professor, Centre for Criminology and Justice, School of Social Work, TISS Mumbai.