Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notices to Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary and Director General of Police regarding the arrest of a senior journalist who reported about the death of deputy CMO Y S Sachan.
Issuing notices, the NHRC asked the Chief Secretary and DGP to submit detailed reports in the matter within a week.
A spokesperson said the Commission received two complaints regarding the arrest of bureau chief of a Hindi TV channel after he reported about Sachan's death saying that the injuries could not be self-inflicted.
violation of human rights of the victim and issued notices to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, Government of Uttar Pradesh calling for their detailed reports in the matter within a week," he said.
Earlier, the Commission, on the death of Sachan in judicial custody, had issued notices to the Chief Secretary and Senior Superintendent of Police, Lucknow calling for their reports in the matter.
It had also directed the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Jail, Lucknow to explain as to why the intimation about the death in custody was not reported within 24 hours to the NHRC, as per its guidelines.
NHRC issues notices to Chief Secretary and DGP, Uttar Pradesh Government on the arrest of a senior journalist
New Delhi, June 28th, 2011
The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC has taken cognizance on complaints alleging that Bureau Chief of IBN-7 News Channel was picked up by police personnel after the Channel reported about deceased Dy. C.M.O. Y.S. Sachan's injuries could not be self-inflicted.
The Commission received two complaints in the matter, one from Mr. Lenin Raghuvanshi, Secretary General, PVCHR/JMN, Varanasi and another from Mr. R.H. Bansal, Chief Editor, Human Rights Observer, Delhi on the 27th June, 2011.
The Commission observed that the allegations framed by the complainants, if true, raise serious issues of violation of human rights of the victim and issued notices to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, Government of Uttar Pradesh calling for their detailed reports in the matter within a week.
Earlier, the Commission, on the death of Dr. Yogendra Singh Sachan, Deputy CMO in judicial custody, had issued notices to the Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh, District Magistrate and Senior Superintendent of Police, Lucknow calling for their reports in the matter. It had also directed the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Jail, Lucknow to explain as to why the intimation about the death in custody was not reported within 24 hours to NHRC, as per its guidelines.
From: shabana khan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 8:45 AM
Subject: regarding senior journalist held after report on dy CMO in Lucknow
National Human Rights Commission
I want to bring in your kind attention towards the news published in Times of India daily newspaper on 27th June, 2011 "Senior journalist held after report on dy CMO"
Senior journalist held after report on dy CMOTNN | Jun 27, 2011, 12.36am IST
But scores of journalists marched up to the CM's residence on Kalidas Marg around midnight to register their protest against police high-handedness.
Tripathi was rounded up from a fast food joint in Hazratganj. Police claimed that his driver had misbehaved with a police constable's wife and when the cops present there tried to stop him, Tripathi retaliated aggressively and was, therefore, detained.
However, the move, coming immediately after the channel's report about the government's medico legal cell official's comment that injury marks on the body of deputy CMO YS Sachan, who was found dead in the jail, could not have been self-inflicting, raised a question mark over the police action.
Tripathi says he was picked up by SP (East) BP Ashok and another officer whom he did not recognize by name. The two senior cops even ordered their subordinate to thrash him to 'teach a lesson'. But the constables did not oblige.
He was released only after some journalists reached the police station and started seeking reason for Tripathi's detention.
Notice of NHRC in case of attack of police on Journalist
NHRC notice in case of Human Rights defender
Letter to DM on bonded labour
News on bonded labour case
Sunday, June 26, 2011
We cherish and uphold the Rule of Law, sovereignty of the people, a system of governance that ensures devolution of power, People's right to self rule and control over natural resources.
We also maintain that existing social, economic and political imbalances hinder nation-building and that the legislature, executive and the judiciary must be fully accountable to the People.
We affirm that discrimination based on gender, caste, creed, religion, ethnicity and disability is a major obstacle to meaningful participation of People in political, economic and social field.
Review of existing laws and modifications to incorporate the implementation of international instruments.
News of convention on 26 June
News on 26 June 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
The youths were sent to clean the drains without face masks or any other safety equipment.
The commission has stated that in case of default, it would proceed to take such action as it deemed proper.
The commission took action on a complaint by Mohan Lal Panda, Advisor of People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights. The complaint drew attention of the commission to the news report in The Indian Express on Friday, which stated that two men, Asgar Ali and Mahboob Ali, died in Lucknow when they were sent down to clean an underground drain without proper equipment. The incident took place on Thursday in front of the residence of PWD Minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui on Vikramditya Marg, a VIP area, and less than a kilometre from the Chief Minister's residence.
Notice to Chief Secretary of UP
Thursday, June 16, 2011
1. Immediate relief schemes should be implemented.
2. Widely publicity of the plan
3. To reduce the caste based feudal abuse Bundelkhand
4. Special Tribunal for the settling the dispute of the land without delay.
5. The public hearing of the problem faced by the small and marginal farmers at block level and their problems should be settled immediately.
6. The forgiven of the debt of the farmer through the debt list.
7. Strict action should be taken on lenders.
On 16th June, 2011 it published in the Times of India and Amar Ujala that Hon'b High Court took suo moto and directed central and state governments to submit a status report before it by July, 15. The bench of Justic Sunil Ambani and Sabhajeet Yadav also issued directives to the state government, nationalized, private and co-operative banks and Khadi Gramodoyog Development Board not to take any coercive step to recover agricultural loans from farmer in Bundelkhand region till July, 15
HC suo moto
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
From: PVCHR ED <email@example.com>
Subject: Peition on sucuide death of farmers in Bundelkhand of UP
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Executive Director/Secretary General -PVCHR/JMN
Sucuide death in Bundelkhand
Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Torture and attacks on Minority. Schedule Caste, other backward Caste, women and human rights defender and rule of law
Place – Ravindralaya, Charbagh, Lucknow,
Date – 26th June, 2011, Time 11 am
- Chief Guest: Hon'b Dr. P.L Punia, Chairperson, National Schedule Caste Commission
- Guest of Honor: Sri Ram Kumar, Convener: DAG
- Chairperson: Hon'b Anil Kumar Parashar, Joint Registrar and Focal Point, Human Rights Defender, National Human Rights Commission
- Survivors from EU and RCT initiaitve
You are cordially invited in the regional consultation
Dynamic Action Group (DAG), Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR), Voice of People (VOP), National Alliance on Testimonial Therapy (NATT), Right to food & work, Uttar Pradesh, Detention Watch
Contact No: ( Shruti )– 9935599330, (Ashish) 9415470610 , Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Director/Secretary General -PVCHR/JMN
Monday, June 06, 2011
NHRC issued notice to Secretary of health,Government of Delhi (case No.:2267/30/0/2011-UC)
From: PVCHR ED <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, May 18, 2011 at 10:44 PM
Subject: Petition:in the last 3 days over 18 patients have died due to hospital's negligence
To: NHRC <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
Secretary General -PVCHR
Sunday, June 05, 2011
Saturday, June 04, 2011
Respected Bhahan Ji,
I want to bring in your kind attention towards the news published in today various newspapers in Varanasi of India. http://www.scribd.com/doc/57065296/SDM-Sadar-Mr-Vivek-IAS-officer-started-enquiry-against-PVCHR-for-defending-the-case-of-bonded-labour
On 4th June, 2011 Dainik Jagaran in page no 9 published " Shak Ke ghere mein NGO" (NGO in the circle of doubt) and wrote three days before one NGO produced the cognizance to district administration regarding 12 bonded labour in the brick kiln factory situated in cholapur and which became counterfeit. SDM gave the order to Tehsilar for the enquiry against the NGO.
It is known that on 31st May, 2011 Nanhu, Asha and Ram Awatar of Musahar community came to my office and I personally spoke to them in detail. Afterwards on 1st June, 2011 affidavit of Puspa, Munna, Ram Avatar, Asha and Nanhu was written before the District Magistrate. http://www.scribd.com/doc/57067129/Affidavit-of-bonded-labour I did all these things as the member of the district vigilance committee on bonded labour under Bonded labour Act 1976 and I am also Executive Director/Secretary General of Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) So, I took the help from the PVCHR activist Mr. Shiv Pratap Chaubey to take the runaway bonded labour to meet with the district administration.
These people went to the office of Hon'b ADM (Administration) office. After reading the testimonies as affidavits and taking with the bonded labour, he immediately send them to the SDM Sadar, Mr. Vivek. On SDM instruction, Nayab Tehsildar (sri Ragvendra Singh) and Labour office did raid the brick kiln factory.
After raid Nayab Tahsildar (a Revenue officer) gave 500 Rs conveyance to the bonded labour to return back to home. Sri Shiv Pratap Chaubey took Mushars to the office of SDM. Where they were given threat by the SDM and he also said immediately I will call to S.P Chanduali to bring your criminal history, on which immediately our colleague Sri Mrityunjay intervened and he was also threaten. http://www.scribd.com/doc/57069958/Shiv-Pratap-Affidavit http://www.scribd.com/doc/57066741/Statement-of-Mrityunjay
Instantly PVCHR release urgent appeal and sent letter to all concerned authorities including National Human Rights Commission. http://www.pvchr.net/2011/06/india-indian-administrative-service.html
In this context on 2nd June, 2011 a daily newspaper Hindustan published "5 families were released from brick kiln" which write on the information of Dr. Lenin and direction of SDM, Sadar revenue department liberated 5 bonded families from the brick kiln factory in Gosaipur in evening.
After getting threat from SDM, Mushars became afraid. On my personal request PVCHR activists provided psychological support through testimonial therapy to the fearful labours. After that statement of Nanhu resident of Chanduali and Sudarshan from Gazipur were recorded in the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiPHg-R9exg&feature=share, http://www.youtube.com/pvchrindia#p/a/u/0/LqeLpD5L-qQ
In the statement it is clearly stated about the ill –treatment and getting forceful signature on the paper. Together with them the testimony of other labour were taken.
In the judgment given by honorable Supreme Court in the case of Neeraja Chaudhary vs. State of M.P on 1984. It is clearly stated that often big official send Tehsildar and he directly ask question – are you bonded? When the advance is given or any economical obstacle is should be believed as bonded.
If you look the news published on 4th June, 2011 newspaper which wrote problem about less reimbursement of wages and 56 thousand as advance to workers. It is the clearly case of bonded labour as mentioned under judgement of judgment given by honorable Supreme Court in the case of Bandhuwa Mukti Morcha vs. Government of India.
Hon'b SDM instead of doing enquiry on the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976, Payment of Wages Act, 1936; Minimum Wages Act, 1948; Prevention of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Atrocities) Act, 1989; Interstate Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Services) Act, 1979; Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970; Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1976; and Weekly Holidays Act, 1942 is giving threat to member of the district bonded labour vigilance committee, colleagues of his organization and bonded labour. Now the news is published in the newspaper to suppress the fact and defamation it and giving threat for the indirect enquiry.
In such condition I am putting my resignation in this context from membership of District committee on Bonded labour with the given below demands –
o To conduct high level enquiry and take appropriate action for the entire circumstances.
o Provide security to the labours.
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