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Public Hearing on the realization of rule of law for scheduled caste

Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative

Caritas India and People Vigilance Community for Human Rights (PVCHR) successfully organized a state-level Public Hearing on the realization of rule of law for scheduled caste in Patna on 17 May 2013. Its principal objective is to provide a platform to the Schedule Caste especially Mahadalits for sharing their atrocities against them and to come out with recommendation for the state government for improving the human rights situation of Schedule Caste especially mahadalits. The Public Hearing managed to draw 45 survivors from 6 districts of Bihar. http://www.caritasindia.org/InterventionDetails.aspx?Inid=96

Lawlessness and violation of human rights are very common in the state in Bihar. Acute social disparities, extreme poverty and discrimination largely accentuate the violations against the marginalized section especially Schedule caste “Dalits”, women and landless class. The cases of human rights' violation in the state during the last four years under different categories are increasing at an alarming rate for realization of rule of law at grass-root level.Cases pertaining to atrocities against the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and women have registered an upward trend. Atrocities and abuse acts as major impediment to the realization of Right to live with dignity. Acute social disparities, extreme poverty and discrimination largely accentuate the violations against the marginalized sections especially Mahadalits / Dalits, women, children and landless. According to Bihar State Human Rights Commission in 2012, 12490 cases of human rights violations received during the past four years since 2009 out of which 40 per cent of the cases were related to police atrocities. Till May 2012 the Commission lodged 2,247 cases of police excesses. These cases include third degree torture in police lock-ups, custodial deaths and custodial rape.

 Caritas India continued its efforts for protection and safeguarding Human Rights  of Scheduled caste “Dalits”. It involved strengthening of community based organization  for playing active role in identification of violation cases and breaking the culture of silence of most marginalized section of society against atrocities / abuses. 

Caritas India and People Vigilance Community for Human Rights (PVCHR)  successfully organized a state-level Public Hearing on the realization of  rule of law for scheduled caste in   Patna on 17 May 2013. Its principal  objective is to provide a platform to the Schedule Caste especially Mahadalits   for sharing their atrocities against them and to come out with recommendation for  the state government for improving the human rights situation of Schedule Caste  especially mahadalits.  The Public Hearing managed to draw 45 survivors from 6 districts of Bihar

Primarily, Case Sheet of 45 survivors related to abuse and atrocities against women,  children and most marginalized sections of the society especially SCs / Mahadalits  were prepared by CARITAS India, in support with Dalit Social Forum, DASHRA and Local  Social Activists.  All survivors shared their testimony in the Public Hearing. It  was observed during the collation of survivors' cases that victims were badly treated  by police and local dominant high caste groups. Police authorities have not taken  action in many cases of abuse / atrocities against accused.  

 Fr. Paul welcomed all the guests, representatives of CSOs, social activists, media  representatives and survivors. He also acknowledged the efforts and initiatives of  Caritas India, PVCHR, DASHRA and Dalit Adhikar Manch for organizing Public Hearing  in the state of Bihar
 
 Caritas India invited Mr. C. K. Tayagi, Presenting Officer, National Human Right  Commission (NHRC), Mr. J. S. Pandey, Retd. DGP, Uttarakhand, Mr. Saheen Nazar,  Professor, Sharda University, Delhi, Mr. Ramshraya Singh, General Secretary, PUCL,  Ms. Shruti, Managing Trustee, PVCHR, Fr. Prakash Louis Director, Manthan as a  jury members to preside over this public hearing.
 
 During the Public Hearing it was suggested that marginalized section of the society   should voice against atrocities in planned and organized ways. In a long process of  getting justice it need to do proper follow up of the cases as it ultimately  disturbed the wellbeing of marginalized groups. 
 

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