India Based Volunteers
Edmund Burke said in the eighteenth century, in India, the laws of religion, land and honor are fused into a single vertebra that individuals and societies forever. Hundreds of years later, today, some civil society organizations denounce Indian consequences of that system. These include People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR), whose leaders stress that the universality of human rights in the country creek no resistance by the traditional circles to dispense with the powers conferred by ancient habits. However, the most recognized intellectual alive Subcontinent, Amartya Sen reminds us how many centuries before the Emperor Ashoka, considered the founder of India, included among the objectives of his government's lack of aggression, impartiality and good manners towards all creatures.
Had traced to the late 90s this comparison between inflexible tradition described by Burke and PVCHR and egalitarian harmony which boasts Ashoka, the defense of tolerance preached by the latter would have surprised many. Just fifteen years ago, the debate on the irreconcilability of universal human rights and so-called Asian values was in full swing. The defense of the latter was based on the alleged incompatibility with human rights principles that enshrine traditional values order and collective versus individual freedoms. According to its proponents, the prominence of Asian values prevent degradation of the customs of the Western way of life. The idea was put forward by governors as Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's former prime minister, who took it to new dimensions practices to popularize the idea that authoritarianism promotes economic development.
Muslim threats, nationalist fantasies and the 'Great Assam Exodus'
Anti Violence Initiative, Take Action
"Violence in Assam is localised with its particular history and context," human rights activist Lenin Raghuvanshi told AsiaNews.
However, for Raghuvanshi, who is director of the People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR), such co
In his view, "India's greatest threat is an internal exodus provoked by internal nationalist groups (supporters of the Hindutva ideology) or external groups like Muslim fundamentalists."
Jan Mitra Nyas,a public charitable trust for PVCHR received ISO 9001: 2008 Certification for quality management system
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Happy to share that Jan Mitra Nyas,a public charitable trust for PVCHR received ISO 9001: 2008 Certification for quality management system. We feel honour to be part of it.Read more...
Children initiative against child marriage
Child Centric Model Block, Women Rights Initiative
PVCHR children group initiative against child marriage publishe in Hindi daily Amar UjalaRead more...
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Fighting caste discrimination
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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.