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Indian government should repeal sedition law

Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative

In October, J. L. Chugh, joint secretary of the Indian Home Ministry, issued a statement to the local People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights in India, and said a hearing would be convened to discuss the sedition law, according to CPJ's review of the statement. But the notice did not include a date or offer further details about the hearing. Two months have passed since that communique without further indications from your government about a specific timetable for addressing this critical issue.

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Urgent Appeal: India: Indian patriachy with nexus with corrupt police system is failing to save a woman from violence of her husband

Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative, Campaign, Take Action, Women Rights Initiative

PVCHR office received a 23-year-old woman Neelam (name changed) who was in trouble due to the atrocities by her husband. He used to abuse her every now and then, attacked her dignity in public by humiliating her in front of people, sexually assaulted her and made MMS. She suffered all this at the hand of her husband. She was not allowed to talk to any of the relatives, friends or neighbours and was threatened of dire consequences if she would speak to someone.

It is possible that his previous wife too was tortured like this and out of frustration she committed suicide in the house. However he could convince the in-laws and there was no case filed against him therefore he has a high spirit to commit such offences against the woman he marry. He would take names of musclemen while talking and flaunt their names as in close proximity. One the victim tried lodging a complaint with the Khojwa police-out-post but instead of listening to her woes the cops there tried to convince and threaten her to go back.

Once when she was upset with the torture of her husband she escaped to her mother’s house. But then he sent her a packet in which there were her clothes that were cut in to tiny pieces. He told her that I have sent your clothes now but if you do not return back soon I will do the same with your children so if she wanted has children to live she should come back. Even then she refused to go back. Then her brother Shyamsunder was lifted by cops and held captive in the police station. He was set free only when she went back.

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Karma Festival: A way to the dignity of the tribal to protest to resist anti -tribal mindset

Anti Torture Initiative, Child Centric Model Block, Child Participation Initiative, Model Process

Today ‘Karma dance’ is popular in the entire world but the performers are languishing in penury and their identities are at stake. If we turn back to the history then we see that in November 1986, these dancers performed in front of President at ‘Apna Mahotsav’ held in New Delhi. Even they were honoured and invited in a dinner hosted by the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, the present UPA Chairperson at Teen Murti House on November 24, 1986. Later on, from 7th to 24th 1989, in Mumbai, there tribal dancers performed in the presence of Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi. In 2001-2002, 16 performers participated in Island Festival held at Andaman Nicobar Islands. Karma tribal dance performers belong to Ghasia tribe have no land, not home and not even safe source of drinking water. But they have the skill and had inherited the rich legacy of ‘Karma dance’.

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Open Letter to Prime Minister of India and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative, Basic Rights, Campaign

We appeal to you to create definite rules of procedures for the cases of the minority and marginalized, at the level of the administrative, state and human rights commissions and institutions. These rules of procedures will spread the spirit of the constitution and the international human rights standards and prevent the influence of any bias, prejudice and discrimination.

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