Thursday, December 29, 2011
At the outset Mr. Sadique Mohammed Laskar, the Joint Secretary of BHRPC delivered the welcome address, and also gave a brief idea on Testimony Therapy. The president took chair and thereafter Mr. Imad Uddin Bulbul (Advocate), Ms Bithika Acharya (Advocate), Mr. Mujammil Ali (Advocate), Mr. Shourindra Kumar Bhattacharya (Lecturer, Cachar College), Mr. Abid Raja Majumder (Retd. Principal, Nehru College) Mr. Makabbir Ali Barbhuiya (PG Teacher) took chairs in the dais.
A printed booklet containing the Bengali translation of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights was distributed in the hall. Mr. Neharul Ahmed Ahmed Mazumder (Secretary General of BHRPC) elaborated some parts of the UDHR and informed the audience about various laws against torture. He added that democracy is possible in a torture free environment. Mr. Imad Uddin Bulbul says that BHRPC is working to make Barak Valley free from all forms of torture and ill treatment.
Mr. Faruk Ahmed Barbhuiya, member of BHRPC read the testimony of Mr. Ranjit Roy who is the victim of torture by the personnel of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). Mr. Ranjit Roy is a shopkeeper who survived from the jaws of death. Mr. Roy was called upon the stage and honored with garlands and Uttaria (Shawl), at the same time slogans against torture as well as slogans hailing Mr. Roy’s struggle for justice raised in the hall. Mr. Imad Uddin Bulbul handed over the beautifully printed testimony to Mr. Ranjit Roy. The hall was filled with claps and slogans. Ranjit also delivered a short speech.
Mr. Nehar Uddin’s testimony was read by Mr. Mrinal Kanti Shome. He was tortured by his neighbours and lost his mental and physical strength. He is a day labourer and a very poor person. His wife Safirun Nessa was raped by their enemy. But the police was allegedly negligent to their complaint. Safirun Nessa’s testimony was read earlier in private. Both of them were honoured with garlands and Shawls. Their testimonies were handed over by Mr. Manindra Sankar Gupta and Ms Bithika acharya. The hall filled with the loud sounds of claps and slogans.
Mr. Hussain Ahmed Laskar a poor mason apprentice, tortured by the personnel of the Indian Army in front of his family members and in Army camp. Hussain lost his physical and mental strength. His testimony was read by Asab Uddin Barlaskar and thereafter he was called upon the stage and honored. His testimony was handed over by Mr. Abid Raja Majumder. Mr. Choudhury Charan Gorh, an activist was tortured by an organized group of miscreants for protesting against corruption. His testimony was read by Aftabur Rahman and was handed over by Mr Abid Raja Majumder. Mr. Nurul Alom Laskar, a driver was tortured by the CRPF personnel. His testimony was read by Miss Sarmila Singha and was handed over by Mr Mujammil Ali Laskar. Mr. Ataur Rahman Majumder, a teacher was tortured by the Indian Army personnel. His testimony was read by Miss Nasim Akhtar Majumder and was handed over by Mr Mujammil Ali Laskar. Mr. Surman Ali Laskar, a farmer was tortured by the Indian Army personnel. His testimony was read by Miss Perbin Sultana and was handed over by Mr. Makabbir Ali Barbhuiya. Mr. Riaz Uddin Choudhury was tortured by the Indian Army personnel. His testimony was read by Mr. Najir Hussain Laskar and was handed over by Ms Bithika Acharya. Mr. Raju Kar was tortured by the Indian Army personnel. His testimony was read by Mr. Biswajit Das and was handed over by Mr Imad Uddin Bulbul. Mr. Alom Hussain Barbhuiya, a businessman was tortured by the Indian Army personnel. His testimony was read by Mr. Abdul Wakil and was handed over by Mr Shourindra Kumar Bhattacharya. Mr. Sams Uddin Laskar, a student was tortured by the Indian Army personnel. His testimony was read by Mr. Snigdha Nath and was handed over by Mr Manindra Sankar Gupta. Mrs. Kimati Rani Das a housewife and a victim of rape by her Father-in-law and torture by her in-laws. Her testimony was handed over by Ms Bithika Acharya. Each of them was called upon the stage and honoured with garland and Shawl. The audience loaded the hall with the sounds of claps and slogans.
Miss Mina Begum a victim already honoured delivered a short speech describing how she came out of trauma by testimony therapy. The eminent personalities and the activists delivered speeches on various aspects of human rights and the works of BHRPC. BHRPC also honoured Mr. Shyamendra Malakar a victim of torture by organized group of miscreants who were nourished by the political bigwigs and hence allegedly backed by the police. Shymendra recently approached BHRPC.
The meeting ended after thanks from and to the Chair.
Glimpse of testimony ceremony: https://picasaweb.google.com/104017757952983176993/SearchResultsForDesktop?authkey=Gv1sRgCPfp0Oitk87klQE#
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Public tribunal on child labour, child trafficking, abuses & child rights - about implementation of RTE, whats true on ground and fake operational systems.Today public and the administration talk face to face without any membrane & curtain.
I was married to Neeraj Soni son of Radheyshyam Seth on February 12, 2009 at Karmveer Susuwayee police station Lanka district Varanasi. For eight days after marriage the in-laws behaved well with me but when I visited the house for a second time after visiting my parents house there was a change in their behaviour. My mother-in-law Prabhawati, father-in-law Radheyshyam and the sister-in-law Kirti started making pranks upon me but I thought this happens in every house after marriage and then with time it subsides so will be the case with me, so I kept quiet.
My mother-in-law said that my father had given all fake items in marriage and she demanded those items should be given again. My in-laws sold off all that was given by my father in the marriage and demanded for again giving those items. When I asked my husband why things like fridge and cooler were being sold he started beating me and my mother-in-law said, “Beat her up properly she is insolate.”
I slept with tears in the eyes that night. In two months all that happened with me in my in-laws house had made my life hell. I became pregnant but they never thought of giving me relief. They made me work for hours and then offered less food that was not sufficient for me. I used to fall down out of weakness and hunger but they never used to ask why I was getting weak every passing day.
On top of this my mother-in-law used to comment I was trying to make fool of others by falling down. My husband joined her and used to ask me to go to my parents’ house if I were to behave like this.
I used to think my father had given so much of dowry and even then I get beating from these people. My mother-in-law used to feed my husband against me and my husband used to believe her. When I tried to tell him the truth and what all those women do with me, he never trusted me and always started to beat me. I could not do much about it and always though the child in my womb should not take birth in such a situation.
After some time my father came to take me. He said to my in-laws if he could take me to home for a few days. Hearing this, my father-in-law started abusing my father. For long heated words were exchanged between the two and then my mother-in-law stood up to say, “take away your witch, inauspicious daughter and I came back with my father weeping. Daughters always feel happy after coming back from their in-laws house but I never felt anything was making me happy.
I used to think what was the shortcoming in me that I got such a treatment from that family. Neither is my husband interested in me nor is he paying attention towards the child who is going to take birth soon.
After a few days a daughter was born to me and the information was sent to my in-laws house. But no one from came to see the child. I thought if not for me they could have come to see the child at least.
Whenever someone knocked at the door I used to run and see hoping it were someone from my in-laws family but when it found it was someone else I used to come back with tears. My mother and wife of my brother always consoled me saying things will get better soon.
Then on March 01, 2010 my mother-in-law and sister-in-law came to take me and my father told me to go with them. But when I came to my in-laws house they repeated the behaviour. My husnad never used to see my child for she was a girl. All of them used to say it was a girl child. What was the fault or that child or even mine if she was a girl child. They didn’t allowed her to have milk. My mother-in-law used to say, “give her flour with water instead of milk.”
Her words made me cry and I asked her, “She is just two months old and if I do this she will die. You may not give food to me but please allow my daughter to have milk.” It was then turn of my sister-in-law who said, “Your father hasn’t given money for her milk then how could you feed her.”
When I used to give her breastfeed they snatched her from me and put her on the floor and compelled me to work. My sister-in-law used to spit upon me and made me clean her footwear. When my husband was at home they used to feed him against me and made him beat me up. They thumped my child on floor instead of playing with her and cursed my parents. My father-in-law used to say, “We are the court and your father will not be able to do anything.”
Even then I used to think that things will get better soon. But nothing got better but became worse.
One night my husband brought me down from the first floor while thrashing me and all other family members including my mother-in-law and sister-in-law too came there. Father in-law tried to make me drink acid kept in a bottle while my husband kept on beating me. I was crying and asking mercy at the feet of everyone. None had sympathy for me. My father-in-law said, “go and get money from your father else we will kill you.” I replied, “Father, how would my parents bring more money.”
Listening to my reply he dragged me by the hair and beat me up.
On May 22, 2010 my father came for vidai to take me home. When he asked them to allow me to go with him my husband pushed my brother as a result of which his head got bang with the wall. He said no one is going from this house unless you people bring money. Hearing this my father left the house.
I was afraid and though if my father left the house who will then save me from these demons. They will kill me. I rushed and picked up my child and went behind my father crying, “father take me along with you else these people will kill me.”
At present I am living with my parents and my husband is planning his second marriage. My father did an FIR in this regard but nothing has happened so far. I am unable to understand what sin have we mother and daughter done in the past life that we are suffering in such a situation.
Though I am narrating my plight to you but feat even if understanding is made between us they might still repeat the same behaviour with me as they have been doing in the past. I want I should go back to that house with respect. My husband may not give love to me but should give affection to my daughter. My daughter should get the love of her grandparents and other family members.
People in both the families should respect each other. I feel relaxed after narrating my woes to you. But my head is paining excessively. I feel so bad that do not want to go to anyone or any place. Never feel like attending marriage or any other function. I feel like repenting in a corner of the house, as I fear whether I will get justice or not.
Testimony taken by psycho-social community worker Ms. Chhaya Kumari and Jyoti was brought to PVCHR office by PVCHR member Ms. Pinky Singh.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
पीवीसीएचआर ने मनाया मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ता दिवस
समय Dec 11, 2011 | टिप्पणी दें
उपेन्द्र कुमार की रिपोर्ट
आज पराड़कर स्मृति भवन में मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ता दिवस पर मानवाधिकार जननिगरानी समिति द्वारा आयोजित सम्मेलन में मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ताओं के असुरक्षा और हमलों की चिंता की गयी। वही उनके अमूल्य योगदान के लिए जनमित्र सम्मान से सम्मानित किया गया।
सामाजिक न्याय एवं इंसानी गरिमा के लिए संघर्षरत मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ताओं के योगदान को जहाँ एक तरफ दुनिया के सभी देश स्वीकार करते हुए सम्मान दे रहे है। वहीं दूसरी तरफ मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ताओं पर विभिन्न प्रकार के हमले, फर्जी मुकदमे, जान – मारने की धमकी, शारीरिक व मानसिक यातना राज्य व असमाजिक तत्वों द्वारा लगातार दिया जा रहा है।
संयुक्त राष्ट्र संघ में मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ताओं पर स्पेशल रिपोर्टियर सुश्री मारगे्रट सेकेग्गया ने संयुक्त राष्ट्र संघ के साधारण सभा में कहा – मानवअधिकार कार्यकर्ताओं पर संयुक्त राष्ट्र घोषणा को ज्यादा से ज्यादा प्रचारित करने की आवश्यकता है। उन्होंने कहा कि 12 सालों बाद भी अधिकांश सरकारें और मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ताओं को यह पता नही है कि कार्यकर्ताओं की जिम्मेदारी एवं सुरक्षा के लिए अन्तर्राष्ट्रीय कानून भी बनाये गये हैं।
16 मार्च, 2011 को वाराणसी में आयोजित प्रान्तीय सम्मेलन में 09 दिसम्बर, 2011 को राष्ट्रीय मानवाधिकार आयोग ने मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ता दिवस के रूप मे मनाने का निर्णय लिया गया था। जो 9 दिसम्बर, 1998 को ही संयुक्त राष्ट्र संघ द्वारा मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ताओं के घोषणा – पत्र को पारित किया गया था। इस अवसर पर राष्ट्रीय मानव अधिकार आयोग भी स्वीकार करते हुए एक सन्देश जारी किया है की आयोग मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ता के सृजन करने मे समर्थन के लिए प्रतिबद्ध है, जो अधिकारो के प्रति जागरूकता और नागरिक समाज के सम्मान का निर्वाह करता है ! आज वाराणसी सहित देश के विभिन्न स्थानों पर मानवअधिकार कार्यकर्ता दिवस मनाया जा रहा है।
इस अवसर पर आशियान इंटरगोर्वेंटल कमीशन आन हृयूमन राइट्स के कमीशनर एवं पूर्व अध्यक्ष रफाण्डी राजमीन ने भी शुभकामनायें दी है। इस अवसर पर पूरा जीवन मानवाधिकार हनन के खिलाफ संघर्षरत उड़ीसा से श्री दुर्योधन रेड्डी को जनमित्र सम्मान से सम्मानित किया गया। वही जौनपुर से श्री महातिम मुसहर, वाराणसी से श्री मंगला राजभर, मुरादाबाद से जनाब मो0 सलीम अंसारी, अम्बेडकरनगर से श्री रामकृपाल एवं जनाब मुर्हरम अली और महोबा से श्री मंगल सिंह को अपने क्षेत्र में विभिन्न तरह की चुनौतियों और हमलों का सामना करते हुए मानवअधिकारों और लोकतंत्र के मूल्यों को स्थापित करने की दिशा में उनके अमूल्य योगदान के लिए "जनमित्र सम्मान" से सम्मानित किया गया। साथ ही सरकार से उन्हें सुरक्षा प्रदान करने की माँग की गयी।
सम्मेलन में मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ता डा0 लेनिन रघुवंशी को जान से मारने की धमकी की भर्त्सना करते हुए मुख्यमंत्री – उत्तर प्रदेश, राष्ट्रीय मानवाधिकार आयोग – नई दिल्ली एवं संयुक्त राष्ट्र संघ को पत्र भेजा गया है। इस मामले पर आयरलैण्ड की मानवाधिकार संगठन फ्रन्टलाइन ने अर्जेण्ट अपील जारी की है। वही राष्ट्रीय मानवाधिकार आयोग ने पुलिस महानिदेशक को नोटिस जारी कर सात दिन में जवाब देने को कहा है, साथ ही वाराणसी के डी0आई0जी0 ने जाँच का आदेश दिया है।
कार्यक्रम के मुख्य अतिथि एवं पी0यू0सी0एल के प्रान्तीय अध्यक्ष श्री चितरंजन सिंह ने कहा – " कानून के राज को स्थापित करने के लिए राज्य एवं लोकतांत्रिक ताकतों को मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ताओं को सुरक्षा व संरक्षण देना चाहिए। मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ता दिवस व अन्तर्राष्ट्रीय मानवाधिकार दिवस को जन – जन तक पहुचाया जाय, जिससे आमजन अपने अधिकारों को लेकर जागरूक हो सकें। "
अध्यक्षता करते हुए इकानोमिक टाइम्स – उड़ीसा के वरिष्ठ पत्रकार नागेश्वर पटनायक ने कहा – " भारत के 65 साल की आजादी के बाद भी मानवाधिकार हनन की बहुलता है। सुरक्षा बलों के जवाबदेही की कमी वंचित तबकों की पुलिस द्वारा अत्याचार व फर्जी मुठभेड़ व यातना में न्याय का न मिलना या न्याय की देरी देश के लोकतंत्र पर सवालिया निशान लगाते है। सबसे ज्यादा दुःखद एवं आश्चर्यजनक है कि मानवाधिकार पर काम करने वाले कार्यकर्ताओं को प्रताडि़त किया जाता है, यातना दी जाती है और झूठे मुकदमों में फंसाया जाता है। "
इस अवसर पर फ्रन्टपेज लंदन द्वारा प्रकाशित डॉ0 लेनिन रघुवंशी की किताब 'जस्टिस, लिबर्टी, इक्विलिटीः दलित इंडिपेन्डेन्ट इंडिया ' का विमोचन चितरंजन सिंह एवं नागेश्वर पटनायक ने संयुक्त रूप से किया।
कार्यक्रम मे शहीद मानव अधिकार कार्यकर्ताओ की आत्मा को शांति के लिए एक मिनट का मौन रखा गया ! इस कार्यक्रम मे वाईड एंगल, ह्युमन राइटस ला नेटवर्कस, रोजा संस्थान, वायस आफ पीपुलस, सावित्रि वाई फूले महिला पंचायत, पीपुल युनियन फार सिविल लिबर्टी, एकता परिषद ट्रस्ट, वादा फाण्डेशन, नेशनल एलायंस आन टेस्टीमनी थेरेपी, परमार्थ, सखी केन्द्र, ग्राम्या, बुनकर दस्तकार अधिकार मंच, बराक ह्युमन राइटस एण्ड प्रोटेक्शन कमेटी, सेंटर फार पीस एण्ड हार्मोनी, संग्राम, इंस्टीटूट आफ सोशल डेवलपमेंट ट्र्स्ट संगठन शामिल हुए. संचालन मानवाधिकार जननिगरानी समिति के महासचिव डा0 लेनिन व सीनियर मैनेजर अनूप श्रीवास्तव ने किया। स्वागत एवं धन्यवाद ज्ञापन संस्था की मैनेजिंग ट्रस्टी सुश्री श्रुति नागवंशी ने किया।
Saturday, December 10, 2011
विभिन्न ग्रामीण ईलाकों से आये जन समुदाय यातना अब और नही, कहीं नहीं, कभी नहीं। यातना रहित जीवन मानव का अधिकार है। यातना के विरूद्ध संघर्ष करें, यातना व संगठित हिंसा मुक्त समाज बनाये। 10 दिसम्बर विश्व मानवाधिकार दिवस जिन्दाबाद आदि नारे बुलन्द कर अपनी आवाज सरकार तक पहुँचाने की पुरजोर कोशिश की।
इस मौके पर महामहिम राष्ट्रपति को सम्बोधित माँग पत्र हस्ताक्षर अभियान भी चलाया गया। 50 हजार हस्ताक्षर युक्त माँग पत्र भेजा जा रहा है, जिसमें निम्नवत् मांगे है:-
यातना पर संयुक्त राश्ट्र कन्वेंषन ;न्छब्।ज्द्ध का अनुमोदन किया जाय। यातना और संगठित हिंसा के षिकार पीडि़तों की पुनर्वासन नीति बनायी जाय। संयुक्त राश्ट्र कन्वेंषन UNCAT के मद्देनजर यातना पर घरेलू कानून अविलम्ब बनाया जाय। पुलिस हिरासत में हुई मौतों की जाँच सी0आर0पी0सी0 की धारा 176 (1) (ए) के तहत् न्यायिक मजिस्ट्रेट द्वारा कराई जाए।
महामहिम राष्ट्रपति को भेजा जा रहा है। वंचितों के अधिकार पर उत्तर प्रदेश चुनाव में सभी राजनैतिक दलों को जनता का घोषणा पत्र भेजा जा रहा है।http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
रैली का नेतृत्व पी0यू0सी0एल0 के प्रान्तीय अध्यक्ष श्री चितरंजन सिंह एवं इकोनामिक टाइम्स के पत्रिका के वरिष्ठ पत्रकार श्री नागेश्वर पटनायक ने किया। वही मानवाधिकार के संघर्षो को बढ़ाने वाले कई सम्मानित दुर्योधन रेड्डी, महातिम मुसहर, मंगला राजभर, मो0 सलीम अंसारी, रामकृपाल, मुर्हरम अली, डा0 लेनिन, श्रुति, जय कुमार मिश्रा, अजय सिंह, शिरिन शबाना खान, उपेन्द्र कुमार, अनूप श्रीवास्तव, राजीव कुमार सिंह, मृत्युंजय सिंह, आसीफ जावेद खान, विजय कुमार, सत्य प्रकाश देव पाण्डेय, मनोज कुमार सिंह, शिव प्रताप चैबे, मीना, छाया, ओमकार, तुकनरायन, कात्यायिनी, चन्द्रशेखर, रोहित आदि मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ता शामिल हुए।
PLease see the glimpse: https://picasaweb.google.com/104017757952983176993/10December?authkey=Gv1sRgCM243Mqa1p3EOg&feat=email
Friday, December 9, 2011
VARANASI: On the eve of Human Rights Day (December 10), a convention of human right defenders was held at Paradkar Bhawan by the People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) on Friday.
Addressing the convention, the speakers expressed concern on the increasing threats to human right defenders. The state president of People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Chittaranjan Singh, advocated for proper security to human right activists and said the state and democratic forces should come forward for their protection and establish rule of law. The people should be informed about the Human Rights Day and Human Rights Defender's Day to know their rights, he said. Speaking on the occasion, other speakers also pointed out the cases of human rights violation by police. They also condemned the life threat given to PVCHR general secretary Lenin Raghuvanshi.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in its message believes that December 9, which is the day when the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders was adopted by the United Nations on December 9, 1998, be declared as Human Rights Defenders Day to acknowledge and pledge continued support to the human right defenders who are working for the creation and sustenance of a rights aware and rights respecting civil society.
The message of NHRC was also circulated on the occasion. According to NHRC message, the nation as well as international community around the world are increasingly realising and acknowledging the role and contribution of human rights defenders in strengthening the human rights regime throughout the globe. The NHRC considers the human rights defenders as its partners in the endeavour to fulfill its role as an institution for promotion and protection of rights of common man. The NHRC understands that there are many security risks for human rights defenders and they have to tread a very risky and difficult path to perform their tasks. The problems and harassment of the human rights defenders are in the knowledge of the NHRC and it has always made sincere efforts to ameliorate the problems.
The inaugural session was followed by the testimonials of human rights defenders. Many human rights defenders including Duryodhan Reddy from Orissa, Mahatm Mushahar from Jaunpur, Mangala Rajbhar from Varanasi, Mohammed Salim Ansari from Mordabad, Ram Kripal and Muharram Ali from Ambedkar Nagar and Managal Singh from Mahoba were also felicitated on the occasion for their works. The PVCHR will also organise rally and a march at the district headquarters on Saturday on the Human Rights Day.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
India: Death threats to human rights defender Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi
Issue: Intimidation, right to life with dignity, threat to human rights defender
Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) Secretary General / Executive Director Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi received a threatening call from by mobile phone. He is pursuing the case of Sohrab killing in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh, India. The caller was also saying he is resident from the same district. He abused and given threat to life to Dr. Lenin.
On 29th November, 2011 around 5:27 pm Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi[i], Secretary General / Executive Director of Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) received threatening call from mobile number +94757251733 on his mobile No. +91-9935599333. The caller was abusing by using filthy words after using the words Human Rights. He also threat to life saying "You will be towed" and "if you speak too much you will be shot out". During that time Dr. Lenin was busy in the meeting with its associates in his office and he became distracted.
At mean time around 5: 42 pm Dr. Lenin immediately released an urgent release in facebook. Around 6:22 pm Dr. Lenin rang on same number but he did not receive any response from that side. Then again he ranged this time he succeed to know the identity of the caller. The caller said, "My name is J.P Mishra, I am resident of Gorakhpur. You did not know about my power. I can do anything. Son, I have relation with many person you know Tulsi Singh. Now you understand what type of person I am. I lived in Mumbai I can do anything. If you are Governor or Chief Minister of the state, understand I have worth to do anything. Then he threat what is your worth monthly earning of only 10 thousand and 20 thousand". The caller was speaking in Bhojpuri mixed Hindi language.
Immediately letter through email was sent to Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission and Director General of Police and on 30th November, 2011 same letter was sent through post.
It is noted that high level enquiry is going in the Soharab[ii] killing case in Gorakhpur. In this matter on the behalf of organization he made complain. In which the name of Sri Aditya Yogi Nath[iii] (Member of Parliament, Bhartiya Janta Party) also came. The caller was also telling he was resident of Gorakhpur. Through his dialogue it seems he was near to the Sri Aditya Yogi Nath ji, because he was assuming Dr. Lenin as any Government officer. He was telling he is making call from South Africa and sometime America.
PVCHR wrote letter to all relevant authorities to provide security and financial assistance to the family of Sohrab under European Union project "Reducing Police Torture against Muslims at the Grass-roots Level by Engaging and Strengthening Human Rights Institutions in India". On 12th August, 2011 DGP office[iv] and on 20th August, 2011 National Human Rights Commission[v] took cognizance (case no. 33098/24/34/2011) on complains. On 15th September, 2011 Governor of Uttar Pradesh in its letter no. p-2115/G.S directed to Special Secretary, Home department to take appropriate action in this matter. On 12 November, 2011 PVCHR receive the investigation report from Mukesh Shukla, DIG, Gorakhpur
Sub: Please take immediate action in death threat to Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi
I want to bring in your kind attention towards the incidence happened with Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi Secretary General / Executive Director of Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) that on 29th November, 2011 around 5:27 pm he received threatening call from mobile number +94757251733 on his mobile No. +91-9935599333. The caller was abusing by using filthy words after using the words Human Rights. He also threat to life saying "You will be towed" and "if you speak too much you will be shot out". During that time Dr. Lenin was busy in the meeting with its associates in his office and he became distracted.
I am informed that at mean time around 5: 42 pm Dr. Lenin immediately released an urgent release in facebook. Around 6:22 pm Dr. Lenin rang on same number but he did not receive any response from that side. Then again he ranged this time he succeed to know the identity of the caller. The caller said, "My name is J.P Mishra, I am resident of Gorakhpur. You did not know about my power. I can do anything. Son, I have relation with many person you know Tulsi Singh. Now you understand what type of person I am. I lived in Mumbai I can do anything. If you are Governor or Chief Minister of the state, understand I have worth to do anything. Then he threat what is your worth monthly earning of only 10 thousand and 20 thousand". The caller was speaking in Bhojpuri mixed Hindi language.
Immediately letter through email was sent to Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission and Director General of Police and on 30th November, 2011 same letter was sent through post.
I am also informed that high level enquiry is going in the Soharab killing case in Gorakhpur. In this matter on the behalf of organization he made complain. In which the name of Sri Aditya Yogi Nath (Member of Parliament, Bhartiya Janta Party) also came. The caller was also telling he was resident of Gorakhpur. Through his dialogue it seems he was near to the Sri Aditya Yogi Nath ji, because he was assuming Dr. Lenin as any Government officer. He was telling he is making call from South Africa and sometime America.
Therefore it is a kind request to conduct a high level enquiry against the alleged perpetrator and provide security to the Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi and the witness.
PLEASE SEND YOUR LETTERS TO:
1. Chief Secretary
Government of Uttar Pradesh
Shri Lal Bhadur Shastri Bhavan
Lucknow 226001, Uttar Pradesh
Fax: +91 52 2223 9283
2. Director General of Police
1-Tilak Marg, Lucknow
Fax: + 91 522 220 6120 / 220 6174
3. Chief Minister
Government of Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister's Secretariat
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Fax: + 91 52 2223 0002 / 2223 9234
4. Inspector General of Police
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
5. Senior Superintendent of Police
Varanasi, SSP Office
Kachahari, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
6. Mrs Margaret Sekaggya
Special Representative of the Secretary General for human rights defenders
Att: Ben Majekodunmi
C/o OHCHR-UNOG, 1211 Geneva 10,
Tel: + 41 22 917 93 88
Fax: + 41 22 917 9006
National Human Rights Commission
Faridkot House, Copernicus Marg,
New Delhi, PIN 110001
Fax No. 23384863
Attn: Focal point Human Rights Defender