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WEAVING DREAMS, LIVING IN NIGHTMARE: SITUATION OF BANARASI SAREE WEAVING SECTOR OF VARANASI

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The present paper looks into the situational analysis of weavers of Banarasi saree, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The life of weavers is characterized by abject poverty, chronic malnutrition, varied health hazards and even hunger deaths and suicides. In-put cost is unbearable for many and profit is taken by middlemen. Globalization has severely affected economically vulnerable small weavers pushing them below poverty line. State machinery is apathetic and whatever schemes and programmes exist, fail to do any good to weavers who are battling hard to keep this one of the finest legacies of Indian culture alive. Situation of women and children is worse. Women are engaged in mundane work of thread-cutting, zari-filling and the like and are paid merely Rs.10-15 per day for 12-16 hours of work. Children are denied schooling to speed up saree-production. Suggestive interventions are highlighted in the paper.
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False implication of Lenin and Shruti

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Reality of police torture in India

Anti Torture Initiative

A documentary on police torture. Telecasted at ARTE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arte)

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Victims of police torture in UP narrate harrowing tales

Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative

To commemorate the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights, Centre for Contemporary Studies and Research, Human Rights Law Network, and Voice of People in collaboration with Dwaba Vikas Samiti, AIM, Wada Foundation and All India Secular Forum organized a multi state holder consultation in support of survivors of torture victims on 26 June at Hotel Clarks Awadh in Lucknow.

Every year, June 26 is observed as International Day in Support of victims of torture all over the world. On this day in 1987, the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment came into effect.


http://www.merinews.com/article/victims-of-police-torture-in-up-narrate-harrowing-tales/15887434.shtml

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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.