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Rights violation: UP tops in disposal of cases too

Anti Violence Initiative, Basic Rights, Campaign

“It is time things like human rights be included in school curriculum. This is because 95% cases still remain unidentified because quite a few incidents happen within families,” said Dr Lenin Raghuvanshi of the PVCHR.


Lucknow tops in crime against children

Anti Violence Initiative

Lenin Raghuvanshi of the People Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) stated that stigma is further aggravated by the way police and other stake holders such as government doctors behave. "They have no idea of how to handle the situation in case a small girl has been raped. The way in which they deal is insensitive to the core and illogical at times," he said. Citing an example, Lenin said, the two finger test of virginity is something which has been done away for being unreasonable and unscientific. But that's a piece of evidence in UP.

Then, systemic slackness fails to set a precedent. About two years ago, a group of 15 mothers lodged a complaint with a police station in Allahabad that the headmaster in local school called their daughter one by one under the pretext of health exam, took their clothes off and touched their private parts, while talking to them in a lewd manner. Though a case was registered, the trial is yet to begin.


India: Child Sex Abuse Shielded by Silence and Neglect

Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative, Child Centric Model Block

We know that a lot of abuse is happening, but people don't talk about it.

Anand Prakash, People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights, Varanasi,

May 2012.


India: Threats to human rights defenders of PVCHR and Women Survivors in Varanasi

Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative, Campaign

Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) Secretary General / Executive Director Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi received a notice from police station of Catt in Varanasi on January 24, 2013 at around 2.30 pm on complain of perpetrator  Mr. Sunil Kumar Gupta on 16 January 2013,the day when the news were published after the press conference of survivor Mrs. Sapana Chaurasiya. But no action on complain on 3 December and 5 December 2012 about violence against woman, threat on December 16 and 20, 2012 by husband of Mrs. Sapana to Shruti Nagvanshi & Lenin Raghuvanshi respectively and again threat on Lenins’ mobile on 16 January 2013.


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