Sunday, March 31, 2013

Invitation to the Independent People’s Tribunal on Police Torture Against Muslims

Invitation to the Independent People’s Tribunal on Police Torture Against Muslims

People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) in collaboration with Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) is holding an Independent People’s Tribunal on Police Torture against Muslims in Uttar Pradesh. The event is scheduled to take place on April 3 and 4, 2013 at Kamesh Hut Hotel in Varanasi
The specific objective of this event is to highlight and present a systematic account and assessment of the incidences of gross human rights violations suffered by the members of Muslim minority in the districts of Varanasi, Moradabad, Aligarh, Chandauli and Meerut in Uttar Pradesh.

Human rights groups have reported multiple cases of discrimination by police against Muslims within Uttar Pradesh. According to National Human Rights Commission’s statistics of 2009, over 50 per cent of the complaints of human rights violations is originated from Uttar Pradesh. Human rights organisations and other civil society groups working within Uttar Pradesh have shown increasing concerns on shocking and violent behavior of the state agencies, specially the atrocities and abuses by the police towards the marginalized unprotected sections of the society, particularly the Muslim minority in the state. Use of abusive language and ill treatment seems to have become a common practice on the part of the police whenever any member of Muslim community approaches them for justice. Muslims are victimized and targeted during the communal riots. They suffer due to the partisan attitude of the police towards them.

The people’s tribunal will consist of seven-member panel of prominent judges, academicians, former police officials in front of whom the victims would provide necessary testimonies about their cases. A total of 40 cases will be deposited along with the testimonies of 4 experts on the topic. We would be delighted if you could collaborate as a partner in this event.

Sincerely Yours

Lenin Raghuvanshi
Executive Director
Peoples’ Vigilance Committee on Human Rights

Mathew Jacob
Assistant Director
Human Rights Law Network

Concept Note

Background and Objective of the Independent People’s Tribunal
Uttar Pradesh is most populous state of India. The fourth largest state in terms of people living below poverty line, Uttar Pradesh constitutes more than 30 percent of the total population. In recent years, the state has acquired the dubious distinction of having most repressive administrative set-up which is well demonstrated by increasingly higher incidents of human rights violations. According to National Human Rights Commission’s data of 2009, over 50 percent of the complaints of human rights violations originated from Uttar Pradesh. Human rights organizations and other civil society groups working within Uttar Pradesh have shown increasing concerns on shocking and violent behavior of the state agencies, especially the atrocities perpetrated by the police on the vulnerable, marginalised and unprotected sections of the society, Particularly Muslim minority community.
There are mass scale violations happening in UP which include torture in custody, rape, extrajudicial killings, more often on flimsy grounds. This is the situation despite the fact that the state has a legally empowered State Human Rights Commission to protect the liberty and dignity of the people. Such violent behavior or violation of individual right to life and liberty as guaranteed under the constitution of free India is often justified to maintain law and order in the society, security or in the guise of tackling terrorism.

Muslims constitutes 18.5% of the population of Uttar Pradesh where they are the principle minority group. Muslims have not only suffered discrimination in social and economic development process historically but with the “tag of terrorism” in recent years they have also been subjected to worst forms of repression all over. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that innocent Muslims today not only fall victims of communal rioting but also suffer due to the biased attitude of the state agencies. Muslim victims are given selective treatment on their complaints and thereby denied the right to be treated equally getting equal protection before the law. Their rights, freedom and dignity are denied everyday just because they happen to belong to a particular religion.

The need to ensure dignity and justice to minorities in the state has motivated the human rights organisations, civil society groups, legal experts, and academicians to come together to a public platform to voice their concerns. With this objective the People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR), and Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) have joined hands to hold an Independent People’s Tribunal on April 3 and 4, 2013 in Varanasi with support of EU-JMN initiative for reducing police torture against Muslim Minority . The specific objective of this event is to highlight and present a systematic account and assessment of the incidences of gross human rights violations suffered by the minority Muslim community in the districts of Varanasi, Moradabad, Aligarh, Chandauli and Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. It is part of the systematic inquiry that seeks to identify and understand the patterns, its practices and the participants in the process of continued violation of human rights and discrimination against and torture of Muslim community members at the hands of state agencies like police.

Human rights groups have reported numerous cases of discrimination by police against Muslims within Uttar Pradesh. In fact, people of Muslim community pass through a physical and mental trauma on a daily basis. Any act of terrorism brings enormous amount of stress and misery for ordinary Muslims because they are the ones who become the prime suspects. It is not only the state police which targets them but even common people tend to look at Muslims with suspicion. Today a large number of Muslim youths are being trapped in bogus cases under a planned conspiracy. Several media reports expose the fake encounters or extra judicial killings where Muslim youth were reported to be killed. Even the state treats its Muslim citizens vindictively. Talking to any Muslim youth on the bylanes of any city in Uttar Pradesh, one can know the horror tales that they have to pass through. They can be picked up by the police any time, day or night, for questioning. Being a Muslim or having a Muslim identity is or can be threatening because one is likely to be dubbed as a terrorist or having links with terrorist group and so on. This is how the state police treat anyone who has a Muslim name and is confronted by police. Use of abusive language and ill treatment seems to have become a common practice on the part of the police. The social pressure is so much that today Muslim youths are compelled to adopt Hindu names such Pappu, Pintu and so on. Keeping beard, wearing cap and loongi can invite trouble anytime.

Muslims in India face double dilemma. On the one hand they are labelled as anti nationals who have to prove their national loyalties and at the same time they are blamed, as being appeased as a community, by the right wing Hindutva groups. They are victimized and targeted during the communal riots.

The chronology of communal riots in Uttar Pradesh clearly demonstrates that such disturbances have taken place in cities and town where Muslim middle class have attained some degree of economic self sufficiency in the field of small and medium scale industry sector. Rioting not only takes heavy toll of life and property but official data show that it is the minority Muslims who become the major victims, riot after riot. Muslim community feels that the police and security agencies have a partisan attitude. In Uttar Pradesh, PAC has been accused of blatant misuse of power against the minority community. In case of any violent incident, FIR is registered in the name of unidentified persons and then gradually the entire Muslim community is harassed and ill treated in the name of questioning. In the course of investigation even children, elderly and physically handicapped are not spared; all have to bear the brunt of police brutality. In recent years a new trend is visible, that is, even the lawyers who are taking legal cases on behalf of Muslims are being threatened. Crime record data shows that the percentage of Muslims in jails is much higher than their percentage in total population. Though, voices are often raised even in the Indian Parliament that innocent Muslims should be freed. But the question remains that even if they are out of jails, would those innocent be able to live in the ‘outer’ world with the same dignity? Will the society accept them and permit them to live as part of their family? These are the issues which require scrutiny in contemporary times.

Cases and Expert Opinions
For the purpose of organizing this people’s tribunal, we have selected about 40 cases of victims, which have been documented and would be deposed before the jury members in the IPT. These are representative cases clearly representing a pattern, a reflection of a reality which is much bigger than these 40 cases. In some cases FIR has been lodged but no action has been taken by the police. In some cases, it has been found that police authorities have avoided registering the cases. In some cases it was found that when victims tried to take the help of police to seek justice, but instead they were falsely implicated by the police and their harassment by the police authorities continued. Almost all the cases, to be deposed in the IPT, have been previously submitted by the victims to various state authorities and institutions like SSP, DGP, Minority Commission, Women’s Commission and National Human Rights Commission but so far they have not been able to receive any relief in their quest for justice. These cases represent violations committed all over Uttar Pradesh. These violations refer to crimes or negligence committed by the state institutions such as police inaction after an FIR, no action after FIR, false investigation report, torture, ill treatment of the victims etc. The nature of violation covers civil and political rights of the victims.

In addition to the victims’ testimonies, five experts working on the issue of rights of minority community will share their experiences of working in the field of human rights. This panel of experts is comprising of prominent members of civil society organizations and academicians who have been involved in studying and understanding the plight of the marginalized sections of the society at the grass root level as well as at the policy level. Today, the paradox of human rights is that even while proclamations are made, the rights are denied to large section of the people.

Mission of the jury members
Jury members are requested to make their observations on the state of human rights in Uttar Pradesh and the role of various state agencies and institutions in fulfilling the objectives of constitution which assures right to life and liberty to all its citizens without discriminating on the basis of caste, class, gender or religion. After hearing the testimonies of the victims and making further enquiries with them, the jury members will issue interim observations and recommendations at the end of the event. A report will be prepared on the basis of the details of the testimonies along with jury’s recommendations. The reported document will be submitted to the National Human Rights Commission, National Minorities Commission, National Women’s Commission, Director General of Police, Uttar Pradesh, Ministry of Minority Welfare, Chief Minister of UP, Prime Minister of India, different political parties, Home Department and Chief Justice of India. It will also be released to the press. For the advocacy of these cases, RTI applications will be filed so that victims get justice and rule of law is established.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter that says: freedom is rising again.

Every day we move from slavery to freedom, spreading our wings to search the road that will lead humanity on the journey towards full equality without discrimination for women and men alike, the road to recognize the humanity of the other as our own.

This week is special for follower of Jesus Christ all over the world -- the Passover that says nevermore! And Easter that says: freedom is rising again.

It is the time for MOVING FROM CHARITY TO DIGNITY - Free from fear and free from want.

Vote for Sapana Chaurasiya for Hindustan Times woman 2013

Sapana Chaurasiya nominated for Hindustan Times woman 2013. It is a request to the people residing in Uttar Pradesh please vote to her by sending SMS HTW 51(HTW space 51) at 54242 by your mobile. People outside Uttar Pradesh please email in her support to Ms.Sunita Aron,Resident editor:Hindustan Times at her email number:


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Lenin Raghuvanshi

Lenin Raghuvanshi

Lenin Raghuvanshi
Rights of the Marginalized in India
Lenin Raghuvanshi is the Secretary General and Executive Director of the Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR). His human rights work focuses on advocating for the basic rights of marginalised groups in Indian society.
An Ayurvedic physician by profession, he has been working for the rights of bonded and child labourers and other marginalised people in Varanasi and eastern part of Uttar Pradesh, India.
In 1996, he and his wife Shruti founded the PVCHR, a community-based organisation, to break the closed, feudal hierarchies of conservative slums and villages by building up local institutions and supporting them with a high profile and active human rights network.
He has become the symbol of nonviolent resistance among millions of Dalits fighting for dignity. Due to his commitment on behalf of the marginalized, he has periodically suffered death threats.
As well as being an Ashoka Fellow, Lenin was the President, United Nations’ Youth Organisation (UNYO),Uttar Pradesh (India) Chapter. Lenin’s work has been recognised with Gwangju Human Rights Award for 2007.
In 2009, in collaboration with the Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victim (RCT), Denmark, Lenin developed Testimonial Models for torture survivors in India. The City Council of Weimar in Germany selected Lenin Raghuvanshi for theirInternational Human Rights Award for 2010. He was nominated for Roland Berger Human Dignity Award 2012.
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Monday, March 25, 2013

My son was born of the kicks given by boots of the cops

My name is Dulari, 28, and my husband is Ram Surat. I live with my family in the village Rup Ghausia, post Sahijan kalan, police station Robertsganj district Sonebhadra. By caste I am Ghasia, a scheduled tribe. I have four sons and three daughters. It is with hard work and in great difficulty we are able to earn our daily bread and feed our children.

The incident took place at 8 am on January 9, 2012 when my husband came back from Lucknow by train. He had come back after performance at a programme “Rhythm of North India.” Cops entered our house at around 8.30 am and they were ten of them. I got afraid when I first saw them as they immediately started asking where was Ram Surat. I asked them what “was the matter gentlemen” but instead of giving response four of them started beating me, they kicked me with boots and abused me with the worst of abuses. Hearing me cry my husband, who was sleeping, came out and shielded me by covering me but the cops continued beating both of us.

Then they took my husband dragging till the fields while I was crying and screaming. I was pregnant then by nine months and could not even walk properly. I again asked the cops why they were dragging my husband in such a manner as he had returned back from Lucknow a few minutes before. The cops beat me up, abused me and threatened me to go away.  I could cling to my husband and pleaded the cops to leave him. I asked them where were they taking my husband but instead of giving a reply they continued beating him up at the fields and then turned towards me. They threw me on the ground with a bad thump and four of them kicked me in my stomach.

I was pregnant by nine months then. As the kick touched my skin I screamed out of pain as if someone had taken soul out of my body. I pleaded them with folded hands to let me go but my cries landed on deaf ears. All the cops and their senior officers could see I was pregnant but they paid no attention this fact and continued beating me though any untoward incident could have happened with me. They showed no mercy upon me. Two of them hit me hard on my abdomen and that kick resulted in to severe pain and uneasiness. The baby came out of the kick that cops gave me again and again. The baby was premature. There was blood all around and with blood on my entire body I was feeling unconscious. I don’t really knew what happened to the child at that time as I was near total unconscious and was surrounded by cops then. Perhaps the day was a a history that delivery was happening in presence of the cops surrounding a woman. The protectors were there as demons for the mother and the child.
In the entire episode when I was screaming in pain some of the neighbourhood women came to help and pleaded before what they had done by risking the lives of both mother and the child. They said both of us should be taken to hospital. After my father made a phone call two human rights workers came and I along with my child were taken to hospital. Some of the cops also then said I and the child be taken to hospital but their Circle Officer said I should not be taken to hospital neither the child and no one should take them to hospital. He had asked the doctors that none from Raup Ghasia basti be given any treatment. The government hospital doctors made excuses that FIR be first lodged before treatment and I was crying in pain. They were not moved with my screams. My family thought my child will not survive hence they brought us back home. Then with donation from villagers I was taken to a private hospital and somehow the child was saved.

Having suffered major blood loss due to delay in treatment and wandering from one place to another in pain I was unconcious completely when I reached hospital. I thought it was the last day of my life. On the one side I was afraid about my husband and my child thinking what cops might have done with my husband and when I regained senses I asked  about my child and my husband. The basti people told me cops had taken my husband to Robertsganj police station. Even today it gives me chills when I remember that day of my life. I used to remain afraid every moment after that incident. I used to fear cops might come anytime and beat up me and my husband and put us in jail. Me and my family members fear for that incident. I went to Robertsganj police station but none of the cops listened to me and then I went to senior officials including the SP but could not get justice even there. Now even the neighbours have started making joke on us despite we remain afraid all the time. But having told you all this I feel relaxed as no body had ever asked me about the incident like this in details. Having talked to you hope for justice has come to me.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Life of the poor people is waiting the mercy from Hon’ble President of India

Peoples’ Vigilance Committee on Human Rights is concerned about the death by hanging of Mr. Suresh Chuahan & Mr. Ramji Chauhan of Varanasi under section 302, 307 and 449. This is MERCY PETITION to the President of India to save the lives of... these two people. Please write to the Hon’ble President of India ( and also ask your friends & colleagues to do so.

For sixteen years my eyes searching for son

Even today our society and the law and order system is such a blind that nothing can be said about it where the guilty wanders free and the innocent is languishing behind the bars. Here is a case of a mother who has been waiting for her son like a dead person. Let us go through her story.
My name is Mula Devi, 70, years and my husband is Late Shobhnath. I am Chauhan by caste. I have five sons Ramji, Laxman, Bharat, Shatrughan and Shyam. My daughter-in-law is Usha Devi. I am a resident of 51/12 Nawapura, police station Kotwali, district Varanasi.

The economic condition of my family is not good. My younger son sells paper toys that he makes. We somehow manage our daily bread. At present I am living in a rented shed. I had never thought that I will see such a day in my life. The incident happened on June 05, 1996. My daughter was married in Khojwa police station Bhelupura and at her in-laws house murder of my daughter’s brother-in-law, his wife and three kids took place.

On October 06, 1996 cops came at my residence early in the morning and asked for my son Ram ji. They had canes in hands and were abusing and immediately they asked, ‘where is murderer Ram ji.’

I resisted their move and said why are you talking like this how can my son be murderer. But they pushed me and entered the house to search.

I started crying and the cops beat up my son and took him away forcibly in a jeep.

At that time the entire family was in a state of shock and my daughter-in-law and granddaughter started crying. I was unable to understand what should I do. My son was not asked any question at the police station, told my younger son. The entire family was unable to think how have we been trapped in such a case and whose fault it is. I felt unconscious. The situation did not changed and sixteen years have passed. My son did not came back. Day and night I fear for my son and in attempt to save him we have sold off everything that was in the house. And ever since I have come to know that my son has been sentenced death penalty I feel the law may give the penalty to me instead of my son. Now with what hope I should live. I feel I will die. For the entire night I cry and pray to god that he may send back my son but who will in this world listen to me.

Somehow my son gets back is my wish. This is a true story of sixteen years and I don’t feel satisfied even after sharing it with you.

I still fear at heart. Having met you people I feel relaxed. Please save my son from the death penalty. He is innocent person.


Interviewer: Chaya Devi


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Children's home running in inhuman conditions raided in Jaipur, 29 girls rescued

PVCHR Communication <> Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 10:09 AM
To: jrlawnhrc <>, covdnhrc <>
Cc: lenin <>
Bcc: akpnhrc <akpnhrc@yahoo
The Chairperson
National Human Rights Commission
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

I want to bring in your kind attention towards the news published in NDTV on 13th March, 2013 
Children's home running in inhuman conditions raided in Jaipur, 29 girls rescued

Children's home running in inhuman conditions raided in Jaipur, 29 girls rescued

Reported by Harsha Kumari Singh, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Updated: March 13, 2013 09:23 IST
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JaipurOver 600 empty liquor bottles, rotting vegetables in the store, one broken toilet and just one room. Such are the conditions that the police found 29 poor tribal girls living in when it rescued them in a raid at an illegal child home in Jaipur on Tuesday. Aged between five and 14, these girls were brought from the north east to Grace Home in the Rajasthan's capital with promises of education, food and care.
But in this institution, not only were the children never sent to school, no teacher ever visited them at the home. What's more shocking is that instead of a female warden, a 14-year-old boy was in charge here.
The children were not allowed to call their families; even their parents were also not allowed to call them. Belonging to poor Christian families, the parents had been promised food, education and lodging for their children at this Christian institution.
After one child died at this home, parents complained, and the Child Rights Commission, after surveying this home for a month, on Tuesday carried out a raid with the help of the police. 29 girls were rescued and the man who single-handedly ran this home, Jacob John, was taken into police custody. He is being questioned.
"They stay in the hall and study by themselves. The older children teach the younger ones... there is no female warden or domestic help to take care of them... no registration papers," said Deepak Kalra, Chairperson of Child Rights Commission, Rajasthan.
Grace Home was being run illegally and had no paperwork. All such institutions are meant to be registered with the government so that monitoring committees can oversee functions and check that children are being taken care of.
Neighbours say they never saw the children go out to play in the park in front of their home, which is a rented two-bedroom house in a colony in Jaipur.
Mr Jacob John, who ran the home, also runs a similar home for boys in another part of Jaipur. 15 young boys have been rescued from there. 
The children have now been moved to different shelters in the city. They will undergo medical check-ups and counselling.
It is still not clear how Grace Home was funded, but pictures of smiling children with foreign volunteers on its notice board hint at foreign funding. The source of funding will also be investigated by the police.

Therefore it is kind request please take immediate action at earliest. 

Thanking You
Sincerely Yours
Lenin Raghuvanshi
Secretary General
Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights
Sa 4/2 A Daulatpur, Varanasi - 221002
Mobile No: +91-9935599333

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fwd: RTE Act लागू होने के बाद भी रौप गाँव घसिया बस्ती रावर्ट्सगंज, सोनभद्र में सरकारी प्राथमिक विद्यालय न होने से यहाँ के 105 बच्चो के नियमित व गुणवत्तापूर्ण शिक्षा से वंचित होने के सन्दर्भ में।

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Subject: RTE Act लागू होने के बाद भी रौप गाँव घसिया बस्ती रावर्ट्सगंज, सोनभद्र में सरकारी प्राथमिक विद्यालय न होने से यहाँ के 105 बच्चो के नियमित व गुणवत्तापूर्ण शिक्षा से वंचित होने के सन्दर्भ में।
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सेवा में,
 राष्ट्रीय बाल अधिकार संरक्षण आयोग
            नई दिल्ली।
विषय : RTE Act लागू होने के बाद भी रौप गाँव घसिया बस्ती रावर्ट्सगंज, सोनभद्र में सरकारी प्राथमिक विद्यालय न होने से यहाँ के 105 बच्चो के नियमित व गुणवत्तापूर्ण शिक्षा से वंचित होने के सन्दर्भ में।
            सोनभद्र जिले के रावर्ट्सगंज के पास रौप गाँव में घसिया जन जाति के 71 परिवारों रहते है । घसिया जनजाति अपने परम्परागत ''करमा नृत्य'' को कर अपना जीविकोपार्जन करता रहा है । इनकी आर्थिक स्थिति बहुत ही खराब है । इनकी निम्न आर्थिक स्थिति और स्वयं की अशिक्षा का असर इनके बच्चों की शिक्षा पर पड़ रहा है।
            रौप गाँव में सरकारी विद्यालय न होने से बच्चो को रोड़ पार कर दूसरे गाँव लोढ़ी के प्राथमिक विद्यालय में जाना पड़ता है । लेकिन स्कूल जाने के लिए उन बच्चो को राष्ट्रीय राज मार्ग (वाराणसी-शक्तिनगर) को पार करके जाना पड़ता है | यह बहुत बड़ा खनन क्षेत्र भी है जिससे यह मार्ग दुर्घटना बाहुल्य भी है क्योकि इस पर 24 घंटे ट्रक, बस और बड़ी गाडिया चलती रहती है | | जिससे अक्सर रोड़ पार करने में दुर्घटना होती रहती है | इस बस्ती के कुछ बच्चे भी पूर्व में दुर्घटना के शिकार हो गये। जिसकी वजह से बच्चों के अभिभावक बच्चो को स्कूल भेजने में डरते है | साथ ही जनजाति समुदाय के होने से उक्त विद्यालय में अध्यापक यहां के बच्चों पर कोई विशेष ध्यान नहीं देते है | जिसके कारण ड्राप आउट बच्चों की संख्या दिन प्रतिदिन बढ़ती रहती है और जो बच्चें जाते भी है उनका ठहराव व नियमितिता नहीं रहती है।
            बस्ती में 6-14 साल के कुल 105 बच्चें है। जिनमें से केवल 28 बच्चें स्कूल जाते है, लेकिन दुर्घटना के डर से नियमितिता नहीं है। जिसकी वजह से इनमें कक्षावार दक्षता का अभाव है। 32 बच्चें ऐसे है जिनका नामांकन तो है लेकिन ये कभी विद्यालय नहीं जाते हैं। 29 बच्चें ड्राप आउट है इसके बावजूद स्थानीय शिक्षा विभाग व विद्यालय प्रशासन की कोई संवेदना इन बच्चों के प्रति नहीं दिखाई पड़ती है।
समुदाय व संस्था द्वारा विगत कई सालों से बस्ती में सरकारी प्राथमिक विद्यालय की मांग होती रही है । काफी प्रयासो के बाद और माननीय डा0 योगेश दूबे, राष्ट्रीय बाल अधिकार संरक्षण आयोग जी की पहल पर यहां सरकारी प्राथमिक विद्यालय के लिये बस्ती में जमीन की पैमाइस कराकर भूमि पूजन भी किया गया |
इसके बाद बस्ती में मानवाधिकार जननिगरानी समिती द्वारा निर्मित सेन्टर पर एक सरकारी शिक्षिका की नियुक्ति भी की गयी। नियुक्त शिक्षिका दुसरे जाती की होने के कारण इन बच्चों को पसन्द नहीं करती थी और बच्चों को मारती भी थी । साथ ही कोई बहाना ढूढ़ कर यहां से निकलना चाहती थी । इसी कारण दो तीन महिने में उसने अपना तबादला पास के दूसरे सरकारी विद्यालय में करवा लिया । अतः वर्तमान में फिर से यहां के बच्चे शिक्षा से वंचित हो गये लेकिन स्थानीय प्रशासन संवेदनशून्य बना हुआ है और इनकी तरफ से कोई पहल नहीं की जा रही है।
            अतः आप से विनम्र अनुरोध है कि कृपया इस बात को ध्यान में रखते हुए कि रौप गावं में पहले एक सरकारी शिक्षक की नियुक्ति की गए और उसके बाद जमीन की पैमाईश की गए और स्कूल भवन निर्माण के लिए भूमि पूजन किया गया और निर्माण कार्य शुरू किया गया | जो की शिक्षा विभाग द्वारा ही किया गया है | यदि इतना कार्यवाही के बाद निर्माण कार्य रोका गया तो यह बात की जवाबदेही शिक्षा विभाग से माँगी जाय कि किस आधार पर जमीन की पैमाईश, स्कूल भवन निर्माण और शिक्षक की नियुक्ति की गयी थी ?
उक्त तथ्यों को संज्ञान में लेते हुये और शिक्षा अधिकार अधि0-2009 के तहत उचित कार्यवाही करते हुये 105 बच्चों की सुचारू रूप से गुणवत्तापूर्ण व नियमित शैक्षणिक प्रक्रिया चलाने की व्यवस्था करने हेतु वहा रुके हुए स्कूल भवन निर्माण कार्य को जल्द से जल्द शुरू किये जाने का आदेश दे और जब तक निर्माण कार्य पूरा नहीं हो जाता तब तक वहा शिक्षक की नियुक्ति की जाय जिससे ये बच्चे भी समाज व शिक्षा की मुख्य धारा से जुड़कर अपने सुनहले भविष्य का सपना साकार कर सकें।
संलग्नक- 1. 6-14 वर्ष के स्कूल जाने और स्कूल से बाहर बच्चों की सूची ।
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                                 मानवाधिकार जननिगरानी समिती


Anup Srivastava
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Reality of violence against women: a story of patriarchal local thinking bringing impact on international media

On the eve of international women day PVCHR is delighted to share the video “The Man In The Guava Tree: A Story on Media Ethics and Global Responsibility”

One of founder of PVCHR Shruti read the story published in media and she immediately doubt on patriarchal manipulation from local media people. After she shared the story and her doubt to the activist of PVCHR.  

Immediately the activist went to verify the information and talked with Sanjay his mother Kushma Devi and also with Sanjay Sister Nisha.

After knowing the one side fact the activist went to meet with Sanjay’s wife Tara. She said that I was a branded as a witch and they asked me to leave the house along with children and they dragged me out. I started crying and asked my mother in law that where I would go with children. My sister in law said there was no space for evil spirits inside the house.

I had to spent days without food and whenever I got something I shared it with my children. One day my sister in law dragged me on road from near the house and I came to my mother’s house with children. Upset and in tension my husband climbed up a Guava tree.

I don’t want my husband to climb down the tree which he is living on due to my mother in law and my sister in law. I don’t want to stay with my in laws and once my husband gets down I will bring him to my parents house. My children are crying for their father and I am crying for my husband. Until I am able to live with my husband and children I will not get relief. I fear what my husband might be eating and when I try to eat something I cry.
But it is mostly a story about the media's chase for news with a sensational value of patriarchal mind set at the expense of the truth-value to whom Sanjay and his wife Tara fell victims. 

But without knowing the fact few media published “Man lives in tree for nine months - and won't come down until wife says sorry for cheating on him.”

Cuckolded Indian man lives in tree for nine months waiting for apology
During that time an volunteer Ms. Sofie Rordam from Denmark was in PVCHR for technical assistance in corporation with Dignity : danish Institue against torture.She went along with activists and prepared the documentary. Please watch the story and fight back patriarchy in India in particulars and in world in general.