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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.


Suicide & Malnutrition Among Weaver Community in Varanasi

Basic Rights

This has helped some weavers empower themselves with a sense of community and increased access to health services, combating the growing threats of social hopelessness and suicide. Other Varanasi weavers have reluctantly accepted their decline, and many have shifted to non-skilled positions in other industries, such as driving cycle rickshaws.
In this report we examine some of the motivating factors behind the weavers' plight. We also consider individual case studies from PVCHR's field work, which offer an insight into the societal challenges weavers cope with on a daily basis.

Weaver's family gets govt help only after hunger consumes four lives

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The tragic incident of hunger deaths in Bazardiha is a sad reminder of the prevailing harsh economic realities of a region and therefore the case of Abdul Khaliq’s family should not be taken as an isolated development, there are hundreds of families which are forced to live under similar poor economic conditions. This region urgently requires special development programmes targeting poverty to be launched jointly by the central and state government. Comprehensive efforts should be made to empower those reeling under abject poverty especially the weaving community in this region.

This would not only provide an opportunity for the weaving community to live with dignity but it would also honour in real sense their hard work and artistic abilities which created and kept alive the fame of Banarasi Sari all over the world.


Public Hearing on the realization of rule of law for scheduled caste

Anti Torture Initiative

The public hearing will be inaugurated by the Chief Guest Shri C.K Tyagi, Presenting Officer, National Human Rights Commission. The hearing will consist of a panelist from prominent academicians, former police officials, members of civil society organizations and Human Rights Defenders in front of whom the victims would provide necessary testimonies about their problems. A total of 30 cases will be deposited along with the testimonies of other experts on the topic. The fact of the violation reporting will be shared to the various concerned authorities such as at state level, human rights institutions etc. along with the panelist recommendation.


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