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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Dr. Lenin
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

 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: PVCHR ED <pvchr.india@gmail.com>
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,
cmdsec.calcutta@ucobank.co.in
Cc: gm.gad@ucobank.co.in, gmit.calcutta@ucobank.co.in,
hodit.calcutta@ucobank.co.in, hohrd.calcutta@ucobank.co.in,
hocompliance.calcutta@ucobank.co.in, gm.personnel@ucobank.co.in,
fgm.calcutta1@ucobank.co.in, fgmoffice.calcutta1@ucobank.co.in,
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.



--
*Dr. Lenin*
Executive Director-PVCHR/JMN
Mobile:+91-9935599333
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Executive Director-PVCHR/JMN
Mobile:+91-9935599333
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*Dr. Lenin*
Executive Director-PVCHR/JMN
Mobile:+91-9935599333
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Unless you are the addressee or authorised to receive for the addressee, you
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advise the sender by reply e-mail to pvchr.india@gmail.com and delete the
message. Thank you.*



--
Shirin Shabana Khan
Manager Communication & Fund Raising

PVCHR/JMN
SA 4/2 A Daulatpur, Varanasi
Uttar Pradesh
Email: cfr.pvchr@gmail.com
           shabana@pvchr.org
Skype: shirin.shabana.khan

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