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Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative, Model Process
History of testimony to resist by women, Dalit, Indigenous people, Minority, marginalized people are very old. Feminist literature, dalit literature and hunger strike of Irom Sharmila are few best examples of testimonial campaign in South Asia. Thanks to Jan Ole Haagensen and Erik Wendt of Dignity:Danish Institute against Torture to bring the Inger Agger to PVCHR for realization of testimonial therapy in India. PVCHR introduced honour ceremony based on hope, honour and human dignity with strong process of justice and reconciliation against culture of silence based on conspiracy of caste, patriarchy and communal fascism. Hope, Honour, Human Dignity, solidarity, justice based on secularism & rule of law and reconciliation are main components to bring successful peoples’ testimonial movement on ground to contribute in global Human Rights campaign
On NHRC recommendations UP govt. relents and pays compensation for land
Anti Violence Initiative, Women Rights Initiative
Triveni Devi Chauhan of Village Kabarai, District Mahoba, UP was struggling to get compensation since 2006 for her four bighas of land used by the PWD to construct a road, but was not heard by the concerned authorities. Police also did not register her complaint against the PWD. She got a ray of hope when on 26 June, 2011, Dr Lenin of PVCHR lodged a complaint in the NHRC seeking justice for the victim of PWD and police apathy.Read more...
Cashing in on prejudice: Police torture of Muslims in UP
Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative, Latest, Report
There is a social, political, and economic discrimination against Muslims daily. Police torture is a portrayal or manifestation of the social discrimination and marginalization of the Muslims community. Therefore ending police torture goes hand in hand in socially, economically and politically strengthening the Muslims. Today there are many organizations working toward helping the Muslims out of situations which breed violence and discrimination. Yet in India the Muslims are only one of the marginalized communities who are subdued and denied their human rights. Dalits, women, children and Tribals are other communities that face the same legal, political, and social discrimination. The discrimination in India is so difficult to reduce because it is truly ingrained in Indian society. The police torture stems from an idea of rightful inequality, penetrating Indian society; therefore change is problematic.Read more...
Attack on Dr. Lenin by three unidentified men who entered the house of Dr. Lenin forcibly, fired upon him and gave life threats
Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative, Campaign
On April 24, 2013 at around 8 pm three unidentified assailants knocked at the house of Dr Lenin(http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/LeninRaghuvanshi) General Secretary of PVCHR(www.pvchr.asia) and called Dr Lenin outside the house(SA 4/2 A, Daualtpur, Police station: Cantt,Varanasi-221002,India) and then suddenly fired upon him with pistol with the intention to kill Dr Lenin.
Dr Lenin fortunately bent down and the bullet missed him but then suddenly the other assailant took out a knife and attacked Dr Lenin on his foot. After this all three assailants ran away taking advantage of the darkness in the lane outside Dr Lenin’s house. Dr Lenin tried to resist the assailants, also tried to catch them and even chased them on his newly purchases scooty but at the end of the lane at the main road construction was going on there was a JCB parked in the middle of the road. The driver of the JCB (http://www.jcb.co.uk/) came down attacked Dr Lenin and then fled. Cops from Paharia police-out-post also came but no FIR was registered neither any step was taken for security.
Immediately letter through email was sent to Director General of Police,UP(firstname.lastname@example.org), Senior Superintendent of Police,Varanasi( email@example.com) and National Human Rights Commission(firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Fighting caste discrimination
The life narratives, voices, and actual experiences on this website reflect the spiritual awakenings of personalities extraordinaire who desired to make a difference in the lives of others. The passion for social justice and meaningful activities, the dedication to compassion, the commitment and healing journeys of those ordinary individuals and their stirring stories is what we intend to showcase.
PVCHR founded in 1996 by Mr. Lenin Raghuvanshi and Ms. Shruti Nagvanshi in close association with Sarod Mastro Pandit Vikash Maharaj, Poet - Gyanendra Pati and Historian Mahendra Pratap. PATRON: Justice Z.M Yacoob Sitting Judge Constitution Court of South Africa & Chancellor of University of Durban, South Africa.