Friday, June 29, 2012

26th JUNE UN INTERNATIONAL DAY IN SUPPORT OF VICTIMS OF TORTURE

http://sichrem.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/26th-june-un-international-day-in-support-of-victims-of-torture/

Invitation for National Consultation “Testimonial campaign contribute to eliminate impunity for perpetrators of torture in India”

Sanchetana​, Allahabad observe 26th June Internatio​nal Day in Support of Victims of Torture as a special honor ceremony of the survivor

संग्राम झारखंड व मानवाधिकार जन निगरानी समिति के तत्वावधान में एचपीडीसी में आयोजित सेमिनार में यातना से मुक्त होकर यातना के खिलाफ संघर्ष करने का आह्वान किया गया।

यातना के खिलाफ करें संघर्ष रांची, जासं : संग्राम झारखंड व मानवाधिकार जन निगरानी समिति के तत्वावधान में एचपीडीसी में आयोजित सेमिनार में यातना से मुक्त होकर यातना के खिलाफ संघर्ष करने का आह्वान किया गया। इस दौरान झारखंड ह्यूमन राइट लॉ नेटवर्क से अहमद रजा उपस्थित थे। उन्होंने कहा झारख्ंाड में मानवाधिकार का हनन सबसे ज्यादा है। आंकड़ों के माध्यम से उन्होंने दिखाया कि झारख्ंाड में पुलिस टार्चर के शिकार लोग सबसे ज्यादा हैं। मानवाधिकार जन निगरानी समिति से उपेंद्र कुमार ने सेमिनार के उद्देश्यों पर प्रकाश डाला। यातना व संगठित हिंसा की स्थिति पर श्रुति नागवंशी ने अपने विचार रखे। एकल महिलाओं को संगठित होने की जरूरत

Monday, June 25, 2012

Observing International Day in Support of Victims of Torture


National Alliance on Testimonial Therapy (NATT) is observing 26th June International Day in Support of Victims of Torture as a special honor ceremony of the survivor and focus on right to rehabilitation and the ratification of UNCAT with its members organization in 5 states of India.

 

The detail about the celebration as follows:

Uttar Pradesh:

 

·         Model Block Robertsganj: PVCHR

·         Allahabad: Sanchetana

·         Chitrakoot: Institute of Social Development Trust

 

Bihar:

 

·         Samastipur: Jawahar Jyoti Bal Vikas Kendra

Jharkhand:

·         Ranchi: Sangram

Karnataka:

·         Bangalore: SICHREM

 Assam:

·         Silchar: Barak Human Rights Protection Committee

 

Therefore it is a kind request if you are in any of the above mentioned place on that day please participate in program and provide solidarity to the survivors of torture and organized violence. 

 

Thanking You

 

Sincerely Yours

 

Lenin Raghuvanshi

Secretary General

 

 

 

 

 


Friday, June 22, 2012

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Monday, June 18, 2012

re; immediate action

--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Shabana - <shabana@pvchr.asia>
Date: Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 3:05 PM
Subject: re; immediate action
To: covdnhrc@nic.in, jrlawnhrc@hub.nic.in
Cc: akpnhrc@yahoo.com, Lenin Raghuvanshi <pvchr.india@gmail.com>, Mathews Philip <mathews.ashok@gmail.com>


To, 
The Chairperson
National Human Rights Commission
New Delhi

Dear Sir, 

I want to bring in your kind attention towards the information recieved from SICHREM, a human rights organization based in Bangalore. Mathews Philip, Executive Director SICHREM and Member NGOs Core Committee of NHRC along with Human Rights Defenders were peacefully protesting in front of french consulate against the Pascal Mazurier, a deputy head of Chancery in French Consulate, Bangalore who is allegedly sexually abused his daughter were arrested by the high ground police. http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/bangalore-french-diplomat-child-sexual-abuse/1/200885.html  

Therefore it is a kind request please take immediate action for their release, provide security and  ensure the rights of Human Rights Defenders. 

Thanking You 

Sincerely Yours

 
Lenin Raghuvanshi
Secretary General
Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights
Sa 4/2 A Daulatpur, Varanasi
Uttar Pradesh
Mobile No: +91-9935599333







Thursday, June 14, 2012

Invitation for National Consultation “Testimonial campaign contribute to eliminate impunity for perpetrators of torture in India”


Invitation

National Consultation

"Testimonial campaign contribute to eliminate impunity for perpetrators of torture in India"

 

I am glad to invite you in National Consultation for two days i.e. 12th – 13th July, 2012 in New Delhi on "Testimonial campaign contribute to eliminate impunity for perpetrators of torture in India"  jointly organized by Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) and National Alliance on Testimonial Therapy (NATT). We are aware that the fear and phobia due to torture and organized violence (TOV) is imparting culture of silence and testimonial therapy as a psycho legal support to the survivor is breaking silence against impunity. 

 

Chief Guest: Hon'ble Justice Shri K.G. Balakrishnan, Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission

 

Guest of Honor: Mr. Pavel Svitil, Minister-Counsellor and Deputy Head of Delegation of the European Union to India

 

Chair: Mr. Gautam Navlakha: Consultant Editor-Economic and Political Review

Speakers:

Mr. Sankar Sen, Ex- Director General, National Human Rights Commission

Dr D Roy Laifungbam, Chairperson, Human to Humane Transcultural Centre for Torture Victims (H2H)

Mr. Philip Mathew, Executive Director, SICHREM

 

Key Speakers in session: Human Rights Defenders from Manipur, Assam, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jammu & Kashmir, 

Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and New Delhi etc.


Venue:

§  On 12th July, 2012 at Magnolia hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi at 10 am

§  On 13th July, 2012 at Indian Social Institute, 10, Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi at 10 am

 

You are cordially invited and your kind presence will certainly make the program successful and also encourages us to proceed in our mission.


For more information about this program please contact to Ms. Shruti Nagvanshi on her mobile no. + 91-9935599330 and Ms. Shirin Shabana Khan on her email: shabana@pvchr.asia, mobile no: +91-9453155296

 

Please visit given below link to know more information about testimonial therapy.


Concept note:


http://www.mynews.in/News/_testimonial_campaign_contributes_to_eliminate_impunity_for_perpetrators_of_torture_in_india__N458579.html


http://www.testimonialtherapy.org/2012/06/concept-note-of-national-consultation.html


Article on Testimonial Therapy:


http://tps.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/05/25/1363461512447138.full.pdf+html


http://www.scribd.com/doc/24223064/Testimonial-Therapy-A-Pilot-Project-to-Improve-Psychological-Wellbeing-Among-Survivors-of-Torture-in-India

 

 

With regards

Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi

Executive Director

PVCHR

Gwangju Human Rights Award – 2007

Association of Cultural Harmony in Asia (ACHA) Star Peace Award – 2008

Director of ACHA - Since 2009

International Human Rights Award of Weimar (Germany) - 2010

Contact no: +91 – 9935599333

Email: pvchr.india@gmail.com, lenin@pvchr.asia

 

For information about PVCHR

 

http://issuu.com/elias.schmidt/docs/brochure_pvcrh_2011?mode=window&backgroundColor=%23222222

 

www.pvchr.asia

www.pvchr.net

www.testimonialtherapy.org





Concept note of National Consultation “Testimonial campaign contribute to eliminate impunity for perpetrators of torture in India”

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

NHRC public hearing in Tamil Nadu on complaints of atrocities against Scheduled Castes

PRESS RELEASE
NHRC public hearing in Tamil Nadu on complaints of atrocities against Scheduled Castes
New Delhi, 6th June, 2012
A delegation of the National Human Rights Commission headed by Mr. Justice K.G. Balakrishnan will be at Chennai in Tamil Nadu from 7th to 9th August, 2012 to take up at a 'public hearing' the complaints relating to atrocities against Scheduled Castes and the problems faced by them in seeking justice from the State Government agencies. Complaints of atrocity or discrimination by a public servant against Scheduled Castes or of negligence by a public servant in prevention thereof may be sent to the Commission by Registered Post or by Speed Post at the following address:
Registrar, 
National Human Rights Commission, 
Faridkot House, 
Copernicus Marg, 
New Delhi-110001

The complaints should reach the Commission latest by 25th June, 2012.
Such complaints as are deemed fit for enquiry shall be taken up at the public hearing. The parties shall be informed in due course about the date and venue of public hearing.
The Commission after the 'public hearing' will also meet with the representatives of NGOs and hold discussions with the Chief Secretary, DGP and senior civil, police and jail officials on the issues of human rights violations.
The Commission has decided to hold such open hearings to reach out to the Dalits and hear their complaints about violations of their rights by the public authorities as part of the recommendations given by Mr. K.B. Saxena, IAS(Retd) in his report commissioned by the NHRC on the continuing problems faced by the Scheduled Castes .
The report is available on the NHRC website: www.nhrc.nic.in Among the recommendations Mr. Saxena made was one that the Commission organise at least one open hearing a year "where the victims of major atrocities can present their experiences and grievances in seeking justice from Government agencies and human rights bodies/non-governmental organizations/social workers and activists may apprise the Commission of difficulties encountered by them in taking up their complaints. In the interaction with the State Government subsequent to the hearing, the Commission may convey its observations and advice on various actions to be taken for effective enforcement of law, sustaining confidence of victims and, where required, looking into the conduct of officials coming in for adverse reference during the hearing. The follow up action on the hearings may be monitored."
This will be the third 'open hearing' of complaints on the grievances of members of Schedules Castes and representatives of prominent NGOs of the State. Prior to this two 'open hearings' have been held in April and May, 2012 in Odisha and Gujarat respectively.
The National Human Rights Commission, set up under the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 with a mandate to promote and protect human rights in the country, has always paid particular attention to the needs of the weakest sections of Indian society, among whom the Scheduled Castes are among the most vulnerable. Their human rights have been systematically violated for centuries, and, despite the protection now formally afforded to them by the Constitution and the law, including the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, they continue to suffer discrimination, while their socio-economic condition remains a matter of the gravest concern. 
Special care is both needed and justified for them, and therefore the Commission takes suo motu cognizance of reports of atrocities committed against or problems faced by these communities, deals on priority with complaints it receives of human rights violations committed against them and works closely with other key stakeholders, including the NGOs who champion their cause, to try to get them justice and to bring them redress.
Because the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes suffer from a prejudice that is so deeply entrenched, both the general public and public servants need to be made aware of the scale of the problem, and of their responsibilities under the law to protect and promote their rights. The Commission therefore holds regular training programmes and workshops, and has published booklets, to encourage all stakeholders to work together to ensure that there are no atrocities committed on these communities, that there is no discrimination against them, or any other violation of their human rights.