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Satyamev Jayate - Season 3 | Episode 4 | We Recommend | Sickness looms

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Gulam Sarvar belongs to a community of weavers in Benaras who are renowned for weaving Benarasi saris through generations. But nowadays, the community is receiving attention for another reason: TB. “Initially I was not feeling hungry, then I started coughing and having fever,” says Sarvar. “Then I became really weak and was bed-ridden and could not work anymore.” Gulam was infected with TB.

This is not just the story of Gulam Sarvar. There are thousands of such weavers who are becoming a victim of this disease. Around 30% of the population is infected with TB. It is easy for the weavers to get infected because of the dingy spaces they work out of. There is not much light or fresh air in the rooms where the looms are and the conditions are perfect for the TB bacteria to come into full form. The dust, the smoke and the fibre also add to the hazardous mix which brings down their immunity – priming them for an attack.

Malnutrition is another reason why the weavers' immunity is low. What worsens the state of the patients is the lack of proper medical attention and facility. On one hand the government officials are negligent and the other is the problem of patients going to quacks instead of trained health professionals. This is aggravated by the poverty of the weavers. “We take the medication for as long as we can afford it,” says Badarunisha. But can we afford to leave these weavers to their fate?

http://www.satyamevjayate.in/tb-the-ticking-time-bomb/episode-4article.aspx?uid=s3e4-ar-v3

Few link of PVCHR initiative on TB:
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/weavers-villages-india-suffer-tb-epidemic
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/varanasi/Weavers-remain-economically-weak-Survey/articleshow/20039346.cms

http://www.pvchr.net/2013/06/tuberculosis-and-poverty-are-two-sides.html

http://www.pvchr.net/2014/02/weavers-villages-in-india-suffer-tb.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/04/business/worldbusiness/04iht-sari.1.6482277.html?_r=0

http://www.foodjustice.net/ahrc-archive/upi-columns-and-articles-in-ahrc-publications/the-spread-of-tuberculosis-amongst-varanasi2019s-out-of-work-weavers

http://www.merinews.com/article/banarasi-sari-weavers-face-poverty-hunger/15884815.shtml

http://socialdocumentary.net/exhibit/sarika_gulati/india/back_alleys_of_global_economies-­varanasi_weavers

http://www.academia.edu/8636774/Suicide_and_malnutrition_among_weaver

http://lenin-shruti.blogspot.in/2009/03/statement-of-pvchr-and-ahrc-on.html

http://www.humanrights.asia/news/ahrc-news/AHRC-STM-052-2008

http://invisiblephotographer.asia/2014/04/08/dyinglivesofvaranasiweavers/

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‘Banaras Convention’ for a comprehensive, medley, plural and inclusive culture

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BANARAS SAMMELAN (Banaras Convention) observed on August 09, 2014 i.e. on the occasion of August Kranti Day    at the Moolgadi Kabir Math , Kabir Chaura, Varanasi, India from 11 onwards. The programme started with the classical music by Varanasi famous Maharaj trio Pt Vikash Maharaj   (renowned Sarod player) and Pt Prabhash Maharaj (Tabla player).

Representative of various religious leaders Swami Avimukteshwaranand (representative of Shankaracharya  of dwarka peeth), Maulana Abdul Batin Nomani, Sahar – e Mufti, Maulana Haarun Rasheed Nakshbandi, Bhante Kirti Narayan and Father Gabriel (Director of Diocese, Varanasi) shows light on role of religion and spirituality on pluralism. The religious leaders jointly released report of Kashi Kumbh to save river Ganga ji.

The initiative honoured Jan Mitra Award to Ms. Teesta Setalvad , a veteran social activist, Dr. Tir Vijay Singh, a veteran journalist and Senior Editor of Hindustan and Mr. Nageshwar Patnaik, a veteran journalist for their incredible contribution and commitment & another hand ‘PVCHR Ambassador’ to Pandit Vikash Maharaj, Sarod Maestro and Mr. Prabhash Maharaj, Tabla Maestro as a legendary musicians to protect and assert pluralism and inclusiveness around the world.

The group of singer performed on the message of Kabir (kabeer vani), theatre play “Ganga or Gangi by Prerana Kala Manch  and screening of documentary on Muzaffarnagar riots by Gopal Menon  are main cultural components of convention. The program will end with foot march (Kabir Yatra) from Kabir Chaura Math to Chandra Shekar Azad  Park, Lahurabeer, Varanasi.

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The need of the hour is to create new dynamics and debate within India: Lenin Raghuvanshi

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We had a strong Dalit movement before formation of RSS in 1925. We have saints like Kabeer, Raidas who were an epitome of our syncretic, plural and tolerant Indian culture. Hindutva has nothing to do with Hindu religion per se. The Hindutva ideology was a manifestation of British colonialism. The greatest ideologue of RSS Guru Golwalkar himself advised RSS cadres not to fight against the British occupation. They have an expansionist ideology. On one hand they are exploiting the dalits and on the other they are attacking other nationalities. They are even unhappy with me as I am fighting against casteism that forms a fundamental feature of their ideology. But the unfortunate part of the whole matter is that now major political parties are influenced by Hindutva ideology.

Please read full article:

http://thekashmirscenario.com/prominent-activist-co-founder-peoples-vigilance-committee-human-rights-pvchr-lenin-raghuvanshi-conversation-mushtaq-ul-haq-ahmad-sikander-early-life-influences-work-h/


Indian activist: Narendra Modi and Arwind Kejriwal, as dangerous as "Hitler and Mussolini"

Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative, Campaign

Indian activist: Narendra Modi and Arwind Kejriwal, as dangerous as "Hitler and Mussolini"
by Nirmala Carvalho
For Lenin Raghuvanshi, activist for development of Dalits , Modi (BJP Hindu nationalist party ) and Kejriwal (AAP, anti-corruption party) " are trying to destroy the pluralistic fabric of Varanasi from different political positions". The two leaders have chosen to run for election in city.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Indian-activist:-Narendra-Modi-and-Arwind-Kejriwal,-as-dangerous-as-Hitler-and-Mussolini-30694.html

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