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NHRC asks state govt to pay compensation to deaf & dumb boy

Anti Torture Initiative, Child Centric Model Block

Therefore, the Commission asked the government of Uttar Pradesh through its chief secretary to pay Rs 3 lakh as compensation to the victim. The compensation money should be deposited in a nationalised bank as fixed deposit in the child's ac

count under guardianship of a responsible government official. The principal and accrued interest will be given to the victim when he becomes a major.
The Commission also received letter (dated 30.05.2012) sent by secretary, home (human rights), Section - I, Government of Uttar Pradesh, stating that the then Mirzamurad SHO Dhramveer Singh and constable Anjani Kumar Paswan have been found guilty for assaulting the child and not taking legal action. A penalty of censure has been imposed upon both of them for their lapses. The letter further states that the family of the deaf and dumb child could not be traced.


Open Letter to the Government of South Asian Countries

Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative, Campaign



Government of India,

Government of Pakistan

Government of Bangladesh

Government of Bhutan

Government of Sri Lanka

Government of Nepal

Government of Maldives


Dear Sir/Madam,

 I want to bring in your kind attention towards the attack happening with minorities in south Asian Country and every day we are looking in the newspaper/news channel.

On this serious concern Asian Association for Communal Harmony (ACHA) had launched signature campaign[i] with the given below pledge:

I will not intentionally use my hands or my words to harm anyone

I will treat my sister and daughter with at least as much love and respect as I treat my brothers and sons.

I will treat all my neighbours as deserving of my respect, regardless of their class, caste, sect or religion and

I will practice environment –friendly practices in my daily life.

It is an appeal to the all Government in South Asia to provide security to minorities and promoting human dignity, reconciliation, tolerance and a free and peaceful society.

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

Door to door campaign against torture and organized violence (DDCATOV)

Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative, Campaign, Latest, Model Process

The DDCATOV campaign is divided in four phase:

First phase: Badagaon block of Varanasi district & Tanda block of Ambedkar Nagar district

Second phase: Robertsganj block of Sonbhadra district

Third phase: Pindra block of Varanasi district

Fourth phase:  Domchach block of Koderma district of Jharkhand


Can Government official be held accountable for torture?

Anti Torture Initiative, Campaign

Nonetheless, civil society can play a very crucial role to combat the menace of state torture. In fact, NGO such as People Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) has taken some exemplary steps to counter the practice of police torture by highlighting the cases of torture in Indian state. By advocating against the torture and spreading awareness among vulnerable or susceptible population, PVCHR has set the landmark trend by raising the voice against police torture. In its mission to help torture victims, not only PVCHR is providing them (victim) psychological therapy but also has awarded the victims.

In sum, it can be said that even though Indian government has not rectified the Convention on Torture, but still owes huge obligation under international law to protect its citizen from torture. Needless to say, law on paper is useless until enforced strictly, particularly to hold the errant official accountable. Be it military or civil personnel, if breached the code of conduct or have violated the international principle on torture, must be prosecuted and punished.


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