10th July, 2012
The Chief Reporter/Bureau Chief
People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) and National Alliance on Testimonial Therapy (NATT) is jointly organising 2-day National Consultation on 'Testimonial campaign contribute to eliminate impunity for perpetrators of torture in India' from 12th to 13th July 2012.
On 12th July 2012, the National Consultation would begin at 10.30 a.m. in Magnolia Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. Hon'ble Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission would be the Chief Guest. Mr. Pavel Svitil, Minister-Chargé d'affaires, Delegation of the European Union to India would grace the occasion as guest of honour. The session would be chaired by Mr. Gautam Navlakha, Consultant Editor-Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) and the speakers Mr. Sankar Sen, Ex- Director General, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Dr D. Roy Laifungbam, Chairperson, Human to Humane Transcultural Centre for Torture Victims (H2H) and Mr. Mathews Philip, Executive Director, SICHREM.
The key Speakers in the session would be human rights defenders from Manipur, Assam, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and New Delhi etc.
On 13th July 2012, the National Consultation would chalk out a future plan and sessions would be held at Indian Social Institute, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
On the 1st day of the National Consultation, PVCHR is honouring Mohammad Aamir Khan with the Jan Mitra Award, who was released in January 2012 after 14 years of incarceration and was named as main accused in 20 low-intensity bomb blasts which took place between December 1996 and October 1997 in Delhi, Rohtak, Sonepat and Ghaziabad
We would earnestly request you to send a reporter and photographer/crew for due coverage of the 2-day programme.
On behalf of PVCHR