Saturday, May 26, 2012

Honor Ceremony with Lenin Raghuvanshi

Lenin Raghuvanshi is a Dalit rights activist from Varanasi, India. In 1996, he and his wife, founded People's Vigilance Committee on Human Right (PVCHR), a community-based organization, to address the injustice of the Indian caste system. He has become the symbol of nonviolent resistance among millions of Dalits fighting for dignity. For his commitment in favour of marginalized people, he has periodically suffered death threats. His work has been recognized with awards like Gwangju Human Rights Award (2007), the ACHA Star Peace award (2008) and the International Human Rights Prize of the city of Weimar (2010).

Women and children of the Dalit caste, survivors of atrocity and police torture at the Honour ceremony organized by PVCHR, non-governmental organization founded by activist Lenin Raghuvanshi. Regarded as "untouchables" the Dalit people belong to the lower caste of the caste system in the Hindu culture.

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