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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.


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.


Role of police in Varanasi of India for securing women rights: two faces

Women Rights Initiative

Yesterday (27 April, 2013), around 12 mid night Shruti Nagvanshi, managing trustee of PVCHR along with our activist Mr. Shiv Pratap Chaubey went to Sarnath police station regarding the abduction of 14 years old girl of Sarai Mohana under jurisdiction of Sarnath in Varanasi of India. Near the Sarnath crossing Shruti Nagvanashi received threat from Station House office, Sarnath.   He said that it is his area and he will see her.  Being as women, he also demoralized her by asking silly questions.

As on 15 April, 2013 14 years old Meena (name changed) she was abducted through marriage by Vikas with the support of Sheela (a neighbour of Meena). On 18 April, 2013 Meena family informed to the Sarnath police but no FIR was lodged. After getting no help the family moved and submitted application to Senior Superintendent of Police and inspector General of Police and on their direction FIR was lodged on 23 April, 2013. But S.O did not arrest the perpetrator or any action.

On 25 April, 2013 the hundred of people protested outside Sarai Mohana police out post under Sarnath police station. On the protest of local people police arrested Sheela on same day and yesterday night the girl was rescued and released from Bihar and the perpetrator Vikas in the custody of Sarnath police, but no statement before magistrate and medico-legal report.   

S.O Sarnath not only misbehaved with Shruti but also give threat Shiv Pratap Chaubey on his mobile on 27 April, 2013 at morning.

This is not only case of trafficking in Saraimohana but 5 years before Saraimohana was centre for the chat pat marriage but after PVCHR intervention it finished. Now again it started around 15 girls got chat pat marriage and they never come back to see their family again.


From Desk of Executive Director of Peoples’ Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR)



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(uppcc@up.nic.in), Senior Superintendent of Police,Varanasi( sspvns@up.nic.in) and National Human Rights Commission(hrd-nhrc@nic.in).


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