Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The entire PVCHR family members express profound sorrow and condolences. We pray to the Almighty Lord to give courage, strength and support to her family. On behalf of the PVCHR please accept our silent prayers.
Monday, September 26, 2011
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Open letter to Prime Minister of India for witch hunting practice in Mayourpur block of Sonbhadra district
Saturday, September 24, 2011
But please see the five year strategy of PVCHR from 2010 - 2014 which consitute hunger as an important issue:
PVCHR Five-Year Strategic Plan
Friday, September 23, 2011
xi. Dr. Ruth Manorma
NGOs core group of NHRC
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Please find PVCHRs'memorandum:
Receipt letter on memorandum on the Lokpal Bill,2011:
Memorandum on the Lokpal Bill,2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
There has been no breakthrough in the Shehla murder case as of now. Masood, who was a prominent Right to Information Activist, was shot dead outside her residence while on the way to attend anti-corruption campaign in support of Anna Hazare at the Bhopal Club on 16 August. Murder of RTI activist Shehla Masood continues to be shrouded in mystery as it gets more entangled with each passing day.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
From: PVCHR ED <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 6:50 PM
Subject: Upper caste Hindus are playing the game of plan against Dalit Musahar in Eastern part of UP, India
To: PVCHR <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A three-member fact-finding team of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development 'FORUM-ASIA' visited the residence of slain RTI activist Shehla Masood on Saturday afternoon.
The team will document a report about the conditions in which the RTI activist was living and threats she was facing after filing the RTI applications in various department.
Shehla was found murdered in her car in front of her residence on August 16. The district police investigated the case for around 16 days and later the CBI started probe.
The report will be shared with the United Nations Organisation (UNO) to gauge the conditions in which human rights activists work in India.
Commenting over the fact-finding report, Managing Trustee of Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) Shruti Nagwashi, who is one of the members of the team, said that the team has documented some information shared by the father of Shehla Masood and there is nothing investigative in that information.
"Since, the CBI has announced `5 lakh reward for providing any evidence in the murder case, Shehla's father has lost all hope in the probe," Nagwanshi said.
OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL
A team of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development ( FORUM- ASIA) on Saturday held discussion with the family members of slain RTI activist Shehla Masood, at her residence in Koh- e- Fiza. The exercise is a part of the Forums fact finding mission ( FFM) in India.
Talking to Free Press Shruti Nagvanshi of FORUM- ASIA said the defenders of freedom of expression and RTI activists are in dire need of protection from the state to carry out their activities, exercising right to information which has been enshrined in the Constitution of India, the international human rights instruments ratified by India, UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders as well as the Right to Information Act 2005 respectively.
She said the FFM is assessing overall situation of defenders of human 3rights, including RTI activists in India, and gathering information of selected cases besides documentation of the human rights violation and abuses.
The case study of Shehla Masood is a part of fact finding report to further enhance advocacy capacity towards the protection and promotion of human rights in India. The report would be forwarded to NHRC and other institutions and demanded them to investigate the cases of murder of human right defenders in the country, said Nagvanshi.
The team includes Kundan Aryal from Nepal, Shruti Nagvanshi and Bal Krishna Basant from Bangkok besides a number of local activists.
The team is assessing the situation of RTI activists in India and gathering information of select cases
Saturday, September 17, 2011
From: shabana khan <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 2:01 PM
Subject: re: Dhanbad Ecosystem is at peril as illegal mining going with impunity
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, Lenin Raghuvanshi <email@example.com>
DHANBAD - An independent fact finding team visited the different sites of Coal India Limited (CIL) in the back drop of Performance Audit of Coal India Limited by Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.
CAG has revealed that CIL mines are being undertaken without environmental clearance. This has been corroborated even by the Jharkhand Pollution Control Board which ordered the closure of 22 mines operated by Bharat Coking Coal Limited, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Coal India. However, the team was dismayed to note that on 26th August, 2011, the Jharkhand court had ordered a status quo till August 30, 2011 despite this illegal mining is going on with impunity.
The team comprised of Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Shekhar Agarwal, Rajnish Kumar, Gopal Krishna and Ashok Agarwal. The team visited several sites including Ghanuwadih, Boka pahari, Jairampur, Tisra, Siding no. 9, Sudamdih, Patahardi, Lodana, Jharia. The team met activists of Jharia Coalfield Bachao Samiti. The team carried out the visited during September 11-12, 2011.
The team also met the veteran parliamentarian Basudev Acharya who was here to protect RSP College where he studied in 1960-62 due to underground fire region near Bhagatdih. The college was started in 1951. It is believed that the underground fire is about 60 metres from the college and is inching towards it at the rate of 2.2 metres/ month. There is anger among the residents because of the criminal callousness of Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), a subsidiary of CIL. The coming 20 months or so appears to be crucial for Jharia which faces an impending ecosystem disaster if central and state governments do not act with unprecedented urgency to avert it.
The team witnessed BCCL management's lackadaisical approach in saving the college by digging trenches at very slow pace. The residents alleged that the company was deliberately delaying the action to get hold of these plots for its mining projects unmindful of human cost. The team met the activists of Jharia Coalfield Bachao Samiti who are demanding that open cast mining be stopped immediately, resettlement and rehabilitation policy of BCCL be revised and all endangered areas of Jharia Coalfileds be urgently stowed and rendered safe.
The team in its preliminary observation feels that CAG should conduct an environmental audit at the earliest and suggest remedial measures to arrest the ongoing decline of the Dhanbad's ecosystem to avoid catastrophe in near future. The team will release its final observations in the coming days.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
It's my pleasure to share that Front Page publication published the book "Justice, Liberty, Equality: Dalit's in Independent India" on the discourse based on grass root works of the PVCHR.
SILCHAR, Sept 13: Barak Valley Human Rights Protection Committee (BVHRPC) since its inception in 2002 has been fighting for upholding the cause of human rights and its protection. Whenever, there is report of violation of human rights, the Committee through its fact finding team after thorough investigation takes up the case at the national and international forums for effective check and initiation of action against the guilty and justice to the victim of torture, pointed out Neharul Ahmed Mazumdar, secretary general of the Committee, while addressing the gathering on the occasion of the ‘honour ceremony of the torture victims’ held at Banga Bhavan here today in association with the People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR), Varanasi, and Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victim (RCT), Copenhagen, Denmark.
BVHRPC has been working against all odds, but it is universally acknowledged that ‘truth ultimately prevails’. With the active support of PVCHR and RCT, Barak Committee after receiving specific complaints goes deeper into the circumstances and related facts to unravel the truth and works out strategy to give justice to the victims. At this ceremony, ten men and women who were victims of domestic violence, torture by security forces as well as other forms of human rights abuses were honoured. These victims of torture were enlisted after their ‘testimonial therapy’ in a eight-day-long session for point to point scrutiny and examination of their statements.
Neharul Ahmed Mazumdar added to say that the sense of security infused in them, in fact, empowers them to the bold and assert their rights for self-defence. He pointed out most of the victims are from the economically backward and minority communities. It is most unfortunate, as he said, laws are used and misused for oppression and suppression. Security forces are often misguided and misused by persons with malafide intentions to score personal gain. The ‘Honour Ceremony’ pointed out Manindra Shankar Gupta, chairman of BVHRPC, said would embolden the victims to join the fight against injustice and torture caused by the various forms of violence. Chief Guest on the occasion Lenim Raghuvanshi, secretary general PVCHR, and Shirin Sabana Khan of PVCHR, addressing the assembly said that with the cooperation of people in general, the crusade against violation of human rights could be more strengthened and a world could be created through mass awakening and resolve free from torture and violence. It was their optimism that with the world wide voice against such criminal acts, it could become a reality, and not remain a dream.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Mr. Pancham Patel (father of deceased Santosh Patel) recieving compensation
Our descendents would get lesson out of it. While narrating the testimony I feel quite relieved and relaxed. Whenever I think about my brother I cannot sleep. It makes me restless. In the search of justice, we knocked to many doors but there was no meaningful response. Even we were contesting it in the court also. Then my father filed a complaint with National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), New Delhi and on 10th February 2011, NHRC directed Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh to release a compensation of Rs. 5,00, 000/- (Rupees Five Lakh). Still now the UP Government has not acted upon NHRC's directive of 17th March 2011. My father did not file his complaint to NHRC for compensation but was seeking justice. NHRC's directive makes it amply clear that my brother was killed by police on false encounter and erring policemen should be given exemplary punishment. Still now policemen are putting pressure on our family members. I am quite scared while venturing out. On the one hand I happy at NHRC's directive for compensation and fear and despondency grips my mind seeing the guilty policemen moving scot-free.
Monday, September 12, 2011
From: PVCHR MINORITY <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: दिल्ली बिश्वबिधालय मे दलित छात्रा को ज्योतिष नही पढाये जाने के समबन्ध में
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सेवा मे, 12 सितम्बर 2011
राष्ट्रीय मानवाधिकार आयोग
विषय:- दिल्ली बिश्वबिधालय मे दलित छात्रा को ज्योतिष नही पढाये जाने के समबन्ध में।
मै, आपका ध्यान 12 सितम्बर 2011 की दैनिक जागरण की खबर 'डीयु मे दलित छात्र नही पढ सकते ज्योतिष' पर आकृष्ट करना चाहता हुँ।[i] http://in.jagran.yahoo.com/news/national/crime/5_18_8198195.html
लेख है कि, दिल्ली बिश्वबिधालय मे दलित छात्रा सविता को संस्कृत विभाग द्दारा जाति के आधार पर ज्योतिष पढने पर मना कर रहा है।
महोदय, इस सम्बंध में निवेदन/मांग है सविता को ज्योतिष पढने से रोकने वाले के बिरुध कार्यवाही की किया जाय। कृपया अतिशीध्र आवश्यक कार्यवाही करने का कष्ट करे ।
मानवाधिकार जन निगरानि समिति
एस.ए. 4 /2 ए,दौलतपुर,वाराणसी
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Your presence is solicited to strengthen the fight for elimination of torture and violence.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Condemn the killing of people and terror with remembering Ken from Norway on Norwegian Killing
From: Ken Opprann
Subject: RE: our prayers
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 11:08:58 +0530
Subject: Fwd: our prayers
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
From: PVCHR MINORITY
Subject: वाराणसी के काशीबिधापीठ ब्लाक के 11 गाँवो मे कुपोषण के खतरे के समबन्ध मे
सेवा मे, 6 सितम्बर 2011
राष्ट्रीय मानवाधिकार आयोग
विषय:- वाराणसी जिले के काशीविद्यापीठ ब्लाक के 11 गाँव मे कुपोषण के बढते खतरे एवम प्रशासन की उदासिनता के समबन्ध में।
मै, आपका ध्यान 6 सितम्बर 2011 की अमर उजाला की खबर ' काशी विद्यापीठ के 11 गाँवो मे कुपोषण का खतरा'पर आकृष्ट करना चाहता हुँ।[i] http://www.amarujala.com/city/Varanasi/Varanasi-38015-140.html
लेख है कि, वाराणसी जिले के काशी विद्यापीठ के 11 गाँवो लोहता बाजार, रहीमपुर, महमूदपुर, केराकतपुर, चुरामपुर, धमहापुर, हरपालपुर आदि मे कुपोषण का खतरा बढ गया है । 13 अक्टुबर 2010 तथा 3 फरवरी 2011 को बी.एच.यु. लैब मे जांच के बाद चिकित्सको की टीम ने शासन को इस समबन्ध मे लिखा भी परंतु अभी तक कोई कार्यवाही नही हुई ।है.भुगर्भ जल के प्रदुषित होने की वजह से बच्चो के साथ ही बडे और बुजुर्ग भी गम्भीर बिमारियो से ग्रस्त हो रहे है।
महोदय, इस सम्बंध में निवेदन/मांग है ग्रामीण परिवारो को अतिशीध्र सहायता उपलब्ध करायी जाय,स्वच्छ पेय जल हेतु संचालित योजनाओ की जांच की जाय तथा दोषियो पर कार्यवाही की जारी किया जाय।कृपया अतिशीध्र आवश्यक कार्यवाही करने का कष्ट करे ।
मानवाधिकार जन निगरानि समिति
एस.ए. 4 /2 ए,दौलतपुर,वाराणसी