Saturday, November 21, 2009

Mockery of the State Government of Uttar Pradesh in the case police firing on Muslims

The Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human rights (PVCHR), a human rights organization has immediately intervened in the Bazardiha police firing case; after few hours of incidence India Today published on its online edition What is bigger tragedy: Clash or penury? Please visit the URL for the complete article

On 23rd March, 09 letter was sent to Chief Election Commissioner, New Delhi with plea take the matter seriously and urgently and allow the government to provide appropriate compensation to the family of deceased and injured people so that they could be provided some relief. Please see letter on given below URL

 After several months of the incidence Police had been forcing Mr. Mukhar Ahmad to change the statement. If do not fall in line then they would implicate his son Mr. Mobin in false case. Constant threats are given to him and he had dared to take up the cudgels on behalf of the deceased and survivors.                                                                                     

PVCHR with the collaboration of danish organization Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims (RCT) provides psychological support through testimonial therapy to Mr. Mukhtar Ahmad and Mr. Salim, the father of the deceased two youngsters Mr. Moin Akhtar and Mr. Khali-uj –Jama whose life gulp in the police firing.

Please see Mukhtar's testimony in Hindi on give below URL:  and of Mr. Salim: 

On 18th November, 09 Mr. Mukhtar Ahmad and Mr. Salim were honored by Dr. Sayeda Hameed, Member of Planning Commission, Government of India in the People's Tribunal on the situation of Muslim minority" at the Paradkar Smriti Bhawan press club in Maidagin.  

 The tribunal was organized with the joint collaboration of People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR), Bunkar Dastakar Adhikar Manch (BDAM), Voice of People (VOP), Education Resource Centre (ERS), Citizen Front and Jaradoj Dastakar Union and supported by Sir Dorabji Tata trust (SDTT) at the Paradkar Smriti Bhawan press club in Maidagin, Varanasi. 

Dr. Sayeda Hameed, Member of Planning Commission, Government of India chaired the tribunal. The other jury members were Muniza Rafiq Khan, Registrar, Gandhi Vidya Sansthan, Mr. Mohan Lal Panda, Mr. Kamlesh Chandra and Mr. R.B Pal, Chief Secretary, Voice of People.  

When the testimony was read the sign of grief was noticed on the face of the people present in the hall. While being honored Mr. Salim hold tears in his eyes and Mr. Mukhtar Ahmad was feeling proud from inside. Eight other injured survivors of police firing were also present there.  

However Prime Minister's New 15 Point Programme for Welfare of Minorities declared in 2006 includes the Prevention & Control of Communal Riots i.e. Prevention of communal incidents, Prosecution for communal offences and Rehabilitation of victims of communal riots. Although on 24th March, 09 National Minority Commission in letter no. PS/14/1/2009-NCM wrote to District Magistrate of Varanasi, the Hon'ble Chairperson of this Commission has desired that the incident may please be enquired into and a report may please be to this Commission for his perusal. Still the hapless survivors of Bazardiha police firing have not been given any compensation and justice.

Please see complete petition at:


 Shirin Shabana Khan
Assistant Director (Communication)

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