Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Fortnight celebration in Bokaro



 

Peace camp to instil communal harmony

VARANASI: The Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR), in collaboration with the US-based Association for Communal Harmony in Asia (ACHA), is going to organise a two-day peace camp in the city on January 10 and 11.

Talking to reporters on Tuesday, PVCHR president Lenin Raghuvanshi said chairman, National Commission for SC/ST, PL Punia would come to attend a public hearing on dalit harassment at Paradkar Bhawan on January 11 and would also attend the peace camp. Around 20 persons from different communities would take part in the peace camp, he said and added the basic objective of the peace camp was to instil a sense of communal harmony and responsibility in youth. The PVCHR would also hold a discussion on the problems of madarsas on January 5.

Lenin was recently honoured with the 2010 Human Rights Award of the city of Weimar (Germany) on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day on December 10. He said PVCHR was going to begin a three-year programme to minimise police torture of those belonging to minority community from January 1. Four districts viz Varanasi, Aligarh, Moradabad and Meerut had been selected for the programme, he said and added during the period of three years, 1,500 cases of police torture would be documented.

According to him, the PVCHR and Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture victims (RCT) in Copenhagen, Denmark, had undertaken a pilot training project of testimonial therapy on torture victims in the past in Varanasi to investigate the usefulness of the testimonial method. The project involved the development of a community-based testimonial method, training of community workers, development of a manual and a monitoring and evaluation system comparing results of measures before the intervention and two to three months after the intervention. Twenty-three victims gave their testimonies under supervision. In the two first sessions, the testimony was written and in the third session survivors participated in a delivery ceremony. The human rights activists and community workers interviewed the survivors about how they felt after the intervention. After testimonial therapy, almost all survivors expressed satisfaction with the process, especially the public delivery ceremony. Besides Varanasi, the programme of testimonial therapy was also conducted in 50 villages on Sonebhadra, Ambedkar Nagar districts of UP and Nainital of Uttarakhand, he said.

In July last, the PVCHR and RCT organised a function to honour the victims of torture and organised violence. The testimony of 12 victims was read to the public. Though it was a small pilot study of testimonial method, it helped improve the well being in survivors of torture, he said and added a national alliance on testimonial therapy (NATT) had been constituted to expand it across the country. Around 100 organisations and individuals in 17 states joined hands to put a check on torture and organised violence, he said.


http://m.timesofindia.com/city/varanasi/Peace-camp-to-instil-communal-harmony/articleshow/7180353.cms

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Vacancies for various post

Jan Mitra Nyas/Peoples’ Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) announced various post for its project,"Reducing Police Torture against Muslims at the Grass-roots Level
by Engaging and Strengthening Human Rights Institutions in India"
for 3 years funded by European Union.

1.Post: Project Manager -01 full time
Location: Varanasi
Honorarium: 30,000 Rs.
Qualification: Post Graduate degree in Social/Political Sciences/Law/Social Work with 5 years of experience.
Job Description:Oversee the implementation of programs with close collaborations with financial management in accordance with objectives, activities and targets outlined within current donor proposals. Refine ways to improve its effectiveness and impact. Coordinating the M&E, Capacity building documentation and campaign at different level. Assist Project Director.


2. Post: District Co-ordiantor-04 full time
Location: Varanasi, Meerut, Aligarh and Moradabad
Honorarium: 10,000 Rs.
Qualification: Graduate with 3 years of experience
Job Description:Oversee the implementation in accordance with objectives, activities and targets outlined within the proposals. Responsible for timely submission of all project implementation reports to the Project Manager .

How to apply:
The Application and the resume typed on a A4 size sheet and post it to "Manager HRD, Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR)/ Jan Mitra Nyas, SA 4/2 A Daulatpur, Varanasi – 21002 Uttar Pradesh or email your resume to pvchr.hr@gmail.com, so as to reach on or before 10th Jan, 2011

Friday, December 17, 2010

weimar award to Lenin



Message on Gloden book of Weimar, Germany on International Human Rights Day,10 December 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

State joins International Human Rights Day observance

http://www.thesangaiexpress.com/fullstory.php?newsid=2179

IMPHAL, Dec 10: Narration of ordeals by victims of security forces' high-handedness, startling revelation on the State machinery's reliance on brute force to crack down protestors and renewed calls for concerted campaigns to expose atrocities committed by uniform personnel marked the observance of international human Rights Day held today at Manipur Press Club and elsewhere in the State.

The observance at Manipur press Club was organised separately Life Watch Kangleipak and Wide Angle under the aegis of Varanasi-based People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights and Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims, Denmark.

At the observance hosted by Life Watch, Commandant (Home Guards) Sarangthem Manaobi along with advocate Angomcha Araba and former Minister kh Jibon were the chief guest, president and guest of honour respectively.

Speaking at the occasion, Manaobi noted that from innocent civilians to Ministers/MLAs no one is safe from the brutal conducts of security forces as there had been instances of Minister/MLA detained by Central forces.

Emphasising that students too need to be aware about human rights for they are the future pillars of the society, the chief guest pointed to the recent case lack of information about RK meghen's whereabouts after arrest from Dhaka as another incident of human rights violation.

Manaobi further claimed that when he was Commanding Officer of 1st Manipur Rifles, a top police officer ordered opening of fire at a group of protestors who were agitating against a Central Government decision.

Explaining that he declined to heed the particular order as such an action would have either killed or injured in terms of hundreds, he also claimed that directive of the top officer to tender an apology was also not heeded.

While contending that for showing such dissent he held DSP rank for over 15 years, Manaobi suggested that righteousness always triumphs even though the experience is sometimes excruciating and demoralising.

As part of the observance held with MLA Dr Ng Bijoy and former member of Manipur State human Rights Commission Y Laba, two individuals who suffered brutalities of security force personnel and ordeals being endured by a lady whose husband was allegedly killed in a stage managed encounter shared their personal experiences.

The lady in question namely Kongkham (O) Gangarani of Kwakeithel claimed that her husband K Deban was gunned down by police commandos on March 23, 2008 at Khongjom area.

Conveying that Deban unwittingly agreed when some individuals hired his Maruti Van which was intercepted by police commandos.

As the vehicle hirers later turned out to be activists of a Kuki UG group all the vehicle occupants including Deban was slain, she maintained while alleging that her husband was shot dead as the police feared he would disclose recovery of huge amount of money from the possession of the UG suspects.

apart from the mental trauma of losing her husband at an early age, the fact that Gangarani had lost her eyesight during birth of the first child in 2002 put a huge question mark on the survival of the Kongkham family. She also gave birth to another son before her husband fell prey to the security personnel, Gangarani added.

Another victim namely Moirangthem Rakhesh of Moirang said he was severely tortured by security forces after being whisked away from home in October this year.

At the time of his arrest, Rakhesh insisted that arrest memo be handed over to his mother to which the security team rained blows and kicks for his 'awareness' and inquisitiveness, he maintained adding that after being taken to a police station the assault continued.

As thrashing alongwith third degree interrogation failed to yield anything, Rakhesh said he was forced to sign on a blank paper before being released.

In his narration the third victim namely M Ratan of Kwakeithel said he was forced out of home by Central security force personnel even as his mother pleaded that Ratan was innocent.

A teacher by profession, Ratan was asked to dress up after thorough search of the house did not yield anything incriminating, shoved inside the army vehicle with blind fold and taken away to an undisclosed location where the torture continued for hours.

neither could the perpetrators assign reason for his arrest nor was his guilt, if any, established at the time of his release, Ratan said and described the incident as the most gruesome.

Earlier, in his address as the chief guest, Dr Ng Bijoy suggested that NGOs working for protection of human rights will have to work in a cordial manner so that brutal face of security forces could be exposed and the guilty ones punished in a befitting manner.

While pledging his personal contribution in the rehabilitation works initiated by NGOs, for the torture victims, the MLA called upon responsible officers to reign in rogue elements within the security establishments.

He also expressed that people of Manipur has been enduring severe hardships with the situation getting even more complicated as there had been cases of surrendered UG cadres accompanying security teams and singling out even innocent persons with a vengeful agenda.

Wide Angle secretary Montu Ahanthem said the organisation was formed had been working in close coordination with the Varanasi and Denmark-based rights bodies under the objective of highlighting plight of the torture victims and help them live a normal life through rehabilitation programmes.

In his presidential address, Y Laba expressed concerned that cases of rights violation had been continuing for the past many decades inspite of a number of NGOs working in the field exposing atrocities involving security force personnel.He strongly suggested that NGOs need to provide counselling to the victims to help them overcome the fear psychosis.

At Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen highlight of the observance was staging of dance composition entitled 'Stormy Journey Retour', release of Manipuri version book about UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and obeisance to victims of human rights violation.

The observance was jointly organised by Action Committee for Tipaimukh, All manipur Muslim Development Organisation, Chanura Lamjinglen Kangleipak, Citizens Concern for Dams and development, Committee on Human Rights, Centre for Organisation Research & Educa tion, Extra-judicial Execution Victims' Families Association Manipur, Families of the Involuntarily Disappeared Association Manipur, Human to humane Transcultural Centre for Trauma & Torture, Human Rights Alert, Human Rights Initiative, Indigenous Perspectives, Nachom Arts of Contemporary Dance Kampni, Peace Core Team Manipur, Rongmei Lu Phuam, Threatened Indigenous Peoples' Society and United NGOs Mission, Manipur

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

fortnight celebration 10th December International Human Rights Day

National Alliance on Testimonial Therapy (NATT) with its members organizations and individual is celebrating 10th December International Human Rights Day as a special honor ceremony of the survivor of TOV and also specific focus on right to rehabilitation, ratification of UNCAT and also on repeal of AFSPA.

1. 9th December, 2010 - PVCHR, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
2. 10th December, 2010 - Wide Angle, Manipur,
- SICHREM, Banglore,
- Weimar, Germany
* http://pvchr.blogspot.com/2010/11/10-december-in-weimargermany.html
* http://www.southasia.fnst.org/Presentation-of-Weimars-2010-Human-Rights-Award- to-Dr-Lenin-Raghuvanshi/358c17541i/index.html

3. 18th December, 2010 - PVCHR,Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
4. 20th December, 2010 - Institute of Social Development, Chitrakoot
5. 22nd December, 2010 - PVCHR, Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh
6. 23rd December, 2010 - Yoga Purity & Jan Madhyam, Bokaro
7. 24th December, 2010 - DASHRA, Bihar
8. 25th December, 2010 - PVCHR, Nainital, Uttarakhand

Human Rights Education in 50 schools

http://www.scribd.com/full/44438680?access_key=key-1suvbt048ijo4dm6qsnu

HRE

Interface with stakeholder in Sonbhadra Bar Association, Sonbhadra

http://www.scribd.com/full/44438416?access_key=key-3qvamtrfotl1w7dhq27

Stake Holder Interface

Presentation of Weimar’s 2010 Human Rights Award to Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi, FNF Alumni

http://www.southasia.fnst.org/Presentation-of-Weimars-2010-Human-Rights-Award-to-Dr-Lenin-Raghuvanshi/358c17541i/index.html

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Invitation for Social Audit of Jan Mitra Nyas/PVCHR


Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings from PVCHR/JMN. 
                

 Jan Mitra Nyas (JMN)/ People Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) is going to organize social audit of Balance Sheet, Vouchers and Progress report(CRY, SDTT & RCT) in front of the public, media, government, donor and media.

 

Therefore you are cordially invited to participate to mark your valuable presence to strengthen the democracy and transparency and also assist in the struggle of Human Rights.

 

 

 Date: 27th October, 2010                                          Time: 11 am

 

Place: Hotel Kamesh Hut, near Veer Studio, Varanasi, India

 

With Best regards

 

Jai Kumar Mishra, Ajay Singh, Lenin Raghuvanshi, Shruti Nagvanshi, Upendra Kumar, Anup Srivastava, Shirin Shabana Khan, Umesh Kumar

 

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Contact:

Dr. Lenin
Executive Director-PVCHR/JMN
Mobile:+91-9935599333
 
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

letter 2 CPI(M) on prevention of Torture Bill, 2010(PTB)



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From: Communist Party of India (Marxist) <cc@cpim.org>
Date: Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: letter 2 CPI(M) on evention of Torture Bill, 2010(PTB)
To: PVCHR ED <pvchr.india@gmail.com>


Dear Dr. Lenin
 
This is to acknowledge receipt of your mail addressed to Com. Brinda Karat.
Currently, she is abroad. Though the mail is being forwarded to her, I am not sure whether she would be able to respond before she returns.
 
Greetings & regards
 
Muralidharan
for CPI(M) Central Committee Office
 
----- Original Message -----
From: PVCHR ED
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2010 9:36 PM
Subject: letter 2 CPI(M) on evention of Torture Bill, 2010(PTB)



To                                                                                                                                                      9.9.2010

Ms Brinda Karat ji

Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

Member, Select Committee, Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010

 

Respected Madam,

 

Sub:  Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010(PTB)

 

We are thankful to you for setting the agenda for legislative reform that truly protects the rights of the poor and marginalized people of this country. True to your belief, unlike many others, you showed great solidarity with the civil society groups who have been voicing the plight of the survivors of torture.

 

Comrade, we believe, the primary concern of legislations  must be  to devise mechanisms to manage what are believed to be the disruptive consequences of physical and psychological  torture for victims and the family(majority of them are tribals, dalits,  women and religious minorities).  However, the effect of this management on the person whose life and affairs are being managed has not been a legislative concern.  UNCAT and the need to adhere to its standards provides a historic opportunity to initiate forward looking discourse on the rights of the victims and especially, 'right to rehabilitation'. The PTB, 2010 has provided the possibilities for adopting a victim's right regime which would acknowledge, amongst others, deprivations endure by survivors of torture and recognize rights which would prevent further denials. Victim's need for support should be seen as an inevitable consequence of human interdependence. PTB is not just about adherence to a set of international guidelines and making law for here, it is also setting direction for the future. These directions have to be necessarily aspirational, to go beyond the present shortcomings and limitations. We think the present text of PTB, legitimizes the present deprivations and closes opportunities for near future.  Our study, with Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims (RCT), Denmark has actually intended to explore the opportunities for improvement of the present bill. The bill must ensure that the arrogance and misuse of power by state agencies must not trample the life of any other person. Impunity, in all forms should end.

 

House of Lords and House of Commons, Joint Committee on Human Rights, while accepting oral and written evidence on UN Convention Against Torture(UNCAT) on Monday 21 November 2005, gave an  opportunity to (1) Special Counsel, Human Rights Watch, (2) Director, REDRESS and (3) Researcher, Amnesty International for providing global as well as country specific experiences. So, we request you to provide PVCHR an opportunity for making submission before the honorable members. May I request you to consider the above cited international practice and allow the Executive Director, PVCHR and the legal head or representative of RCT for the purpose. Worth mentioning that RCT steadfastly maintains its secular and non- political character in the research world while working for the survivors of torture. Both the organizations have been working together for the last four years primarily, in Uttar Pradesh.

 

In solidarity,

  

Dr Lenin

Executive Director, PVCHR




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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Open letter to Civil society organization of India on Prvention of torture Bill,2010

Open letter to Civil society  organization of India on Prvention of torture Bill,2010

Our organization, Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) has been working in the field of Human Rights, particularly, dedicated to protection of victims' rights through constitutional means.  PVCHR, like many civil society groupsconsider the need of a 'Prevention of Torture Bill' (Lok Sabha has already passed it) but not in the present form. The bill's passage in the lower house has disappointed us as we work with the victims through handholding and  not just representing them in Delhi for political gain, expected a wider and better parliamentary scrutiny. However, we are happy that, the combined opposition and ruling party in their collective wisdom has referred the bill to the select committee.

 

Immediately, after Lok Sabha passed the bill on 6 May 2010 in a hurried manner, Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) sent an open letter  to the Prime Minister, India,(http://pvchr.blogspot.com/2010/07/prevention-of-torture-bill-2010.html) and all members of the Parliament(http://testimony-india.blogspot.com/2010/07/open-letter-to-member-of-parliament-on.html), citing a comparative analysis done by PVCHR and Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims (RCT), Copenhagen-Denmark showing what the present bill offers and what the UNCAT desires. The analysis, clearly proved how the bill not only falls short of the specifications of the UNCAT but also greatly replaced protection of perpetrator instead of victims.

 

While meeting several Members of Parliament and important leaders of the national and regional political parties, PVCHR came across stories of torture suffered by some members.  Not surprisingly, they still carry the sense of humiliation suffered in the hand of state agencies.  There is a huge relief to know, that the present bill has come under scrutiny. PVCHR feels, that people who are instrumental  in drafting such a bill, perhaps have not internalized the growing anger rooted in the state's inability to give 'justice' to the victims, across the country. The bill in its present form would have further alienated the victims and undermined the common man's trust in the state.

 

PVCHR in association with Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims (RCT), Denmark, has come out with a study that identifies short comings in the present bill on two accounts; one, far less adherence in the legislative standard provided in the United Nation's Convention Against Torture, to which Indiais a signatory; second, strengthening the hands of perpetrator, in this case, representatives of the agencies of the state, who are already armed with several legal protections. These serious lapses would isolate the victims, who already stand isolated. Tardy judicial processes and inherent problems in the existing social dynamics have given opportunity to non state actors, who in turn have effectively projected the failure of institutional justice delivery mechanisms created by our law makers. We hope, this study will be a useful resource for your organization for intevention before select committee.We would also request you to consider  to demand that 'Right to Rehabilitation'  so far, only provided to persons with disabilities must include 'victims of torture', while recognizing that torture includes both physical and psychological aspects as per UNCAT.(Please see: http://www.scribd.com/doc/34430163/Prevention-of-Torture-Bill-2010-RCT-Comments)

 

 

PVCHR on its part will continue to inform the Honorable Members about its understanding of the Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010 and suggest areas that need greater attention as well press for a wider public consultation, so that, the bill helps preventing torture effectively.

 

According to the Rajya Sabha website, (at http://164.100.47.5/newsite/press_release/bill_committee.aspx), the last date for sending suggestions to the Select Committee on the Prevention of Torture Bill is 22 September 2010. 

 

 

 

National Alliance on Testimonial therapy and its member PVCHR request to CSOs in India to write to:

mtiwari@sansad.nic.in

 Shri Mahesh Tiwari

Joint Director, Rajya Sabha Secretariat

Room No. 212-A

Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi 110001.

 



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Executive Director-PVCHR/JMN
Mobile:+91-9935599333
 
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Assaults journalist is in dire need of money for his treatment



Nimesh Rai is facing terrible pain and doctor advised for four expense injection with cost of each injection is 8,000 Rupees. Therefore PVCHR with joint support of RCT is providing medical support of 16,000 Rupees to him.

Working Group on Communications of the HRC has taken up Nimesh Rai case as G/SO 215/1 IND 26 (13. Dec. 2007) India to consider whether the facts of the case would divulge consistant pattern of gross human rights violation in India under the complaints procedure of the Human Rights Council.

Please visit given below URL for more information about Nimesh Rai:

http://www.ahrchk.net/ua/mainfile.php/2007/2696/

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Open letter to member of Rajya sabha on Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010


23.07.2010

Hon'ble Member of Parliament

New Delhi

 

Respected Madam/Sir

 

SUB: Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010

 

People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) congratulates you and your party for passing The Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010 in the lower house of the Parliament during the Monsoon session, 2010.  This also testifies your commitment for the right to live in dignity for the common man. This bill has generated some hope among the dalits, tribals and other marginalized and poorer sections of the society including women and children who are victims of torture at the hand of the state or due to the nexus between state and private perpetrators.

 

The sense of victimhood coupled with denial of justice always alienates people from the process of nation building. Recently, a study has projected the number of torture cases in India per year at 1.3 million. The present bill will empower the victims.

 

However, among the prominent omissions in the bill are (1) It attempts to protect the public servant who are accused of committing torture, (2) Psychological torture must be included in the definition of torture and (3) The victims of torture must have Right to Rehabilitation. 

 

Madam/Sir, PVCHR with research support from Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims RCT has analysed compatibility between The Prevention of Torture Bill in its present form and UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT). It has also proposed the desirables to be included in the present bill for making it more human and used for protecting the right to life with dignity of your countryman.

 

Thanking you.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

DR LENIN RAGHUVANSHI        

Executive Director, PVCHR    

 

DR MOHANLAL PANDA

 Advisor, PVCHR

 http://pvchr.blogspot.com/2010/08/prevention-of-torture-bill-2010-few.html

 

 http://testimony-india.blogspot.com/2010/07/open-letter-to-member-of-parliament-on.html

 

Encl:1. Analysis paper (one) as attachment
 

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Executive Director-PVCHR/JMN
Mobile:+91-9935599333
 
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Friday, August 27, 2010

Stray bullets coming from 39 Gorkha Training Centre plague villagers


The stray bullet menace from the firing range of 39 Gorkha Training Centre (GTC), Varanasi continues to create havoc in adjoining villages like Pissure, Danialpur, Bhagwanpur, Kadipur, Indupur etc, following recent incident in Pissure village under Shivpur Police Station.

 

According to Haricharan, a resident from Pissure village, on 25 August 2010 at around 3 pm a bullet coming from firing range of 39 GTC hit his daughter Suman aged about 14 years old on her chest, while the victim was playing at her door. According to Haricharan there were other bullets came from firing range of 39 GTC, Two bullets, close to his house, have been found and collecte by him.

 

According to Haricharn, next day on 26 August, he took his daughter to a private hospital for X-ray. After the X-ray the bullet was found trapped inside the victim's chest and the incident was reported to the Shivpur Police Station on the same day in the afternoon. After registering an FIR regarding the incident, the police of Shivpur Police Station took the girl to Dindayal hospital, Pandeypur, Varanasi and got her admitted in the hospital for the medical treatment. Today at around 11.30 am after an operation the bullet was removed from the victim's chest but it would be too early to suppose that the girl is out of danger.

 

Peoples Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR), a local NGO has reported that the cases of stray bullets from the firing range of the 39 GTC have been causing grave injuries and deaths to villagers and cattle for over last 25 years, despite that fact that these villages fall far away from the declared acquired range of the Army. The chronology of stray bullets incidents is attached with this write up.

 

It ironic to note that each time the GTC authorities have denied the incidents alleging that no report has ever been lodged with the police. The police on the other hand has showed each time after an incident of stray bullet indifferent attitudes as far as the remedy to a victim is concerned.

 

The Villagers has made several time representations to the Commissioner of  Varanasi Division, ADM (City) Varanasi, District Magistrate Varanasi and other officials regarding the incidents of stray bullets coming from firing range of 39 GTC to ensure their security .Even the then Sub Divisional Magistrate Mr. Yogeswar Ram Mishra conducted a survey and admitted in his report on January 27, 1996 that stray bullet from the firing range of 39 GTC had caused injuries to some villagers in 1994 and 1995 and suggested some security measures to prevent the stray bullets incidents, but no measure was taken to protect the villagers because of apathetic attitude of the GTC administration.                
 
Please write to Prime Minister of India at pmosb@pmo.nic.in

Friday, August 20, 2010

Victims of Bazardiha indiscriminate police firing honored | TwoCircles.net

Victims of Bazardiha indiscriminate police firing honored | TwoCircles.net

Fwd: again return back of the fund transfered from Danish organization Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims (RCT)


Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi Executive Director, Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR)/Jan Mitra Nyas is going for indefinite hunger strike from 25th August, 2010 in front of UCO Bank, Pandeypur, Varanasi India due to the mental and financial harassment after twice return back of grant from the Danish organization Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims (RCT) for the project "Promoting Psycho-legal support to reduce TOV in India".

Dr. Raghuvanshi has decided after not getting any appropriate solution and answers on the several email sent to the concerned bank (UCO Bank, Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, HSBC). One hand UCO Bank stated the grant is lying in the HSBC bank and RCT informed that grant has return back. The matter was even taken up to the Reserve Bank of India, Prime Minister of India, Mr. Rahul Gandhi and Ms. Sonia Gandhi.

·        On 27th July, 2010 RCT transferred first installment of 250,000 DKK and it was return back. On 10th August, 2010 Zonal Office, UCO Bank wrote letter to HSBC for the transfer of the fund

·        Again the same grant was transferred on 10th August, 2010 on the request of its partner organization JMN, we immediately informed to the UCO Bank & HSBC for tracing and transfer of fund, but unfortunately RCT informed that grant return back from UCO Bank, Pandeypur. Now on 18th August, 2010 the Zonal Office informed that Treasury Branch need MT-103 to trace the fund. It is a type of harassment of the customer.

 

Prior to this JMN/PVCHR and RCT successfully hold three pilot project "Capacity building for testimonial therapy in India" the grant was transferred through the same process. During that time only one time grant was return back to them.

It is very pathetic that staffs/consultants are working and not remunerated with any single penny and the activities of the project have also started. The organization is not in the financial conditional to easily face such condition.

Satyagrah of Mahatma Gandhi is the way to seek the truth so, he is going for hunger strike to remember father of nation.

Therefore it is kind request please provide support to Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi

 

In solidarity

Shirin Shabana Khan

 

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Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 19:19:06 +0530
Subject: Fwd: again return back of the fund transfered from Danish
organization Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims
(RCT)
To: gm.tims@ucobank.co.in, hoidiv.calcutta@ucobank.co.in,
hotims.calcutta@ucobank.co.in, Delhi-Prime Minister's Offi
<pmosb@pmo.nic.in>, office@rahulgandhi.in,
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fgm.newdelhi@ucobank.co.in, fgmoffice.delhi@ucobank.co.in,
fgmoffice.mumbai@ucobank.co.in

Dear UCO Bank,

Again third time our fund return back to the donor organization RCT
from HSBC and this time HSBC informed that UCO bank deny to recieve
the fund with the unidentified reason. Even after getting information
from Zonal Manager UCO Bank (enclosed as last annexure). This is the
mental and financial harrasment of the customer.

Therefore it is kind request for the immediate high level inquiry. We
are going to take this matter with Reserve Bank of India and Ministry
of Finance. We copy this email to the office of Prime Minister of
India and Member of Parliament from Uttar pradesh Mr. Rahul Gandhi to
show the banking system of India and creating wonderful image before
the european client.

Please inform all development day to day to us under right to information act

Thanking You

Sincerly Yours

Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi
Executive Director
Jan Mitra Nyas
SA 4/2 A Daulatpur, Varanasi
Mobile no. +91-9935599333





---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: PVCHR ED <pvchr.india@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 20:45:53 +0530
Subject: Re: again return back of the fund transfered from Danish
organization Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims
(RCT)
To: customercare.calcutta@ucobank.co.in, gm.gad@ucobank.co.in,
hogad.calcutta@ucobank.co.in, hopgr.calcuta@ucobank.co.in,
zo.mumbai@ucobank.co.in, gm.mumbai@ucobank.co.in,
cmdsec.calcuta@ucobank.co.in, hopgr.clcutta@ucobank.co.in,
esec2cmd@ucobank.co.in, hoidiv.calcutta@ucobank.co.in,
bo.treasury@ucobank.co.in, ucovaranasi@sify.com,
zo.lucknow@ucobank.co.in, zo.varanasi@ucobank.co.in,
edsec2.calcutta@ucobank.co.in
Cc: Erik Wendt <EW@rct.dk>, PVCHR <pvchr@yahoo.com>

Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings from Jan Mitra Nyas, a public charitable Trust.

Jan Mitra Nyas is starting customer of your UCO bank, Pandeypur Varanasi;
earlier we had a saving account no. 768 and current account no: 55 these two
accounts are for the national contribution and saving account SB -1170 is
registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) for the foreign
contributions.

I want to draw your attention towards again return back of the fund
transferred from the Danish organization Rehabilitation and Research Centre
for Torture Victims (RCT). On 27th July, 2010 they transferred 250, 000 DKK
in the given below bank address. (Please see the *Annexure 1 & 2* as
attachment) When fund was not transferred than on 5th August, 2010 we sent
complain letter to
zo.lucknow@ucobank.co.in,,hogad.calcutta@ucobank.co.in,zo.varanasi@ucobank.co.in,
edsec2.calcutta@ucobank.co.in<zo.varanasi@ucobank.co.in,%20edsec2.calcutta@ucobank.co.in>(
*Annexure no 3*).

But we did not get any response from the concerned emails mentioned above
and the fund was returned back to RCT from Hongkong and Shanghai Banking
Co-operation (HSBC). (Annexure as forwarded email)

The organization is facing the financial problem in managing the two grand
activities Supervision and orientation workshop & Training of Trainer on
Testimonial Therapy from 7th August, 2010 – 20th August, 2010 with the cost
of 172600 Rupees

*Name of Bank: UCO Bank*

*Address of Bank: Pandeypur, Varanasi, U.P India*

*Swift Code: UCBAINBB106*

*Bank Account number: 20110100001170*

*Bank account name/beneficiary: Jan Mitra Nyas*

* *

Jan Mitra Nyas faced same problem on 23rd March, 09 50,000 DKK was returned
back to RCT from UCO Bank Moradabad. The UCO INTERNATIONAL WING
hoidiv.calcutta@ucobank.co.in assured us of looking into the earlier
remittances (Please see *annexure no. 4 &5*) and 85640 Rupees was deducted
as remittance amount. (Please see annexure no. 6)

Therefore it is kind request please seriously consider the above matter and
it will also take up with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). As organization
is financially not in condition to bear the return back of amount and
deduction of the remittance amount.

Thanking You

Sincerely Yours

*Lenin Raghuvanshi*

(Executive Director)

Jan Mitra Nyas

SA 4/2 A Daulatpur, Varanasi

PIN -221002 (U.P)


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Erik Wendt <EW@rct.dk>
Date: 2010/8/9
Subject: Re. Transfer problems - urgent delivery to Lenin - from erik
To: PVCHR ED <pvchr.india@gmail.com>
Cc: Stina Thurøe <ST@rct.dk>, Dorte Hessellund <DH@rct.dk>


 Lenin,



As mentioned the money was returned to our bank account.



Thanks for your text message. This is from the agreement:

* *

*1)      **The grant will be transferred to:*

* *

*Name of bank:                       UCO bank***

*Address of bank:                    Pandeypur, Varanasi, U.P India*

*Swift Code:                             UCBAINBB106*

*Bank account number:                       20110100001170*

*Bank account name/beneficiary:       Jan Mitra Nyas *

* *



*Please confirm that we should forward to the above!! This is really
important – and we shouldn't make another mistake*



Best – and sorry for inconvenience.



Erik



Ps. Tomorrow I will sent you copy of the bank transfer letter.



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