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Open Letter to Prime Minister of India and Chief Ministers of All States in India for setting up the active and vibrant Human Rights Courts

Basic Rights, Campaign

Please immediate implement the points raised and findings recorded by the Madras High Court   on the setting up of vibrant and active Human Rights Courts as courts of poor survivors of India.



Witch Hunting in Sonbhadra: Reality and Intervention

Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative

Witch hunting is a tool to oppress the critical thinking and wider participation of women in decision making process in the patriarchal society. In our Bhojpuri language they are called as KanDayan (initial form of witch hunting)


World Food Day meaningless for havenots


Today is marriage of Saif Khan and Karena Kapoor and also World Food Day[i] but media is hype catering news about their marriage but not highlighting the issue related to food security such as Mandodari and Chandra Shekhar two children Karma dancer of Raup Ghasia Basti[ii] are suffering from acute malnourishment.

[i] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

[ii] http://www.pvchr.net/2009/12/



Teenager raped by seven men in Datia

Anti Violence Initiative


The Chairperson
National Human Rights Commission
New Delhi
Dear Sir,
I want to bring in your towards the news published in Hindustan Times on 8th October, 2012 regarding Teenager raped by seven men in Datiahttp://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/MadhyaPradesh/Teenager-raped-by-seven-men-in-Datia/Article1-941417.aspx (news is also enclosed)

Monday, October 08, 2012

Ritesh Mishra, Hindustan Times
Datia/Indore, October 08, 2012


First Published: 12:19 IST(8/10/2012)
Last Updated: 12:21 IST(8/10/2012)
In yet another case of atrocity against children, a 14-year-old girl was raped by seven men at Bhander, 40 kms from Datia district headquarters in Gwalior division on October 1. The matter came to light after the accused started circulating the MMS of the incident following which the girl along with her mother reached the police station on Saturday evening to lodge a complaint. No arrests were made by Datia police till Sunday evening.
Confirming the incident, SP Datia Chandrashekhar Solanki said the girl was raped a week ago. "The matter is grave and we have launched a massive hunt to nab the accused," he said.
The police said Meena (name changed), who studies in Class 6 and belongs to a poor family, was going to a grocery shop in Bhander market on October 1 in the evening when two youngsters abducted her and took her to a room. When she resisted, she was beaten. Later, seven youngsters came in the room and raped her one by one. Some of the youngsters belong to affluent families of the same area.
In her complaint, the girl has named Akhilesh Tripathi, Neetu Sengar, Sumit Gangotia, Suresh Yadav, Lucky Yadav, Kaushal Kishore Goswami and Ashu Pathan as the accused.
The police said one of the accused made an MMS of the girl and threatened her not to tell anyone about the incident or the MMS will be circulated. Sources from the area said that the shocked girl kept mum for four days but after that she narrated the incident to her father.
Apprehending trouble, her father also kept mum. The youngsters, however, started circulating the MMS on Saturday. The MMS became an embarrassment for the family and soon people also got agitated over the matter. They convinced the parents to lodge a complaint, following which the girl along with her mother, reached the police station to lodge a complaint.

"We have contacted the cyber cell and other experts so that the circulation of the MMS could be checked. Police protection has been given to the victim and her family after the incident as some of the accused are from affluent families," said the SDOP Bhander, MS Parihar. A medical team along with doctors was sent to the the victim's residence. Meanwhile, teams have been formed to nab the accused but no one has been arrested yet.

Therefore it is a kind request please take immediate action at earliest and ensure the justice, security and compensation to the victim.


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