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In February this year, communal clashes erupted in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh when a procession of Barawafat (Eid Miladun Nabi) was passing through. Rather than controlling the clashes the security forces and infamous PAC leashed a reign of terror on local Muslims – they were beaten, their homes looted and hundreds of them were made named accused for the rioting.
Eminent human rights group Peoples’ Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) sent a factfinding team to the village and the team has come out with the stories of shameful khaki terror and brutality.
Greenpeace along with its partner organisation People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) carried out a social survey of the scheme in Azamgarh district based on the information procured from the concerned government departments on electrification status in the district. A total of 238 households5 across 8 villages from 2 blocks (Tarwa and Mehnagar) of Azamgarh district were surveyed as part of the social audit process. Of these 81% were BPL families and 18% were APL. 2% respondents reported that they did not have any card available with them.Read more...
भूख और कुपोषण पर केन्द्रित हंगामा रिपोर्ट जारी करते हुए हमारे प्रधानमंत्री मनमोहन सिंह ने इस बात पर शर्मिंदगी जाहिर की है कि देश के 42 प्रतिशत बच्चे आज भी भुखमरी के शिकार हैं। प्रधानमंत्री की निश्चित रूप से न सिर्फ उनकी बल्कि समूचे व्यवस्था और समाज की शर्मिंदगी भी है कि हम दुनिया के हर तीसरे भूखे बच्चे के अभिभावक हैं. लेकिन क्या प्रधानमंत्री के इतना कह देने भर से परिस्थितियों में बदलाव आ जाएगा? बच्चों के बीच काम करनेवाली मानवाधिकारवादी कार्यकर्ता श्रुति नागवंशी मानती हैं कि नवउदारवादी नीतियां न सिर्फ बच्चों के मुंह से निवाला छीन रहा है बल्कि देश में एक वंचित वर्ग भी पैदा कर रहा है जो भारत को भूख और कुपोषण की ऐसी काली हांडी के रूप में बदलता जा रहा है जिसपर एक देश या समाज के रूप में हम कभी गर्व नहीं कर सकेंगे।Read more...
EU - PVCHR "Reducing Police Torture against Muslims at the Grass- roots level by Engaging & Strengthening Human Rights Institutions in India" initiated intervention in NCM on the police torture cases against Muslims and simultaneously personally liaison with the National Commission for Minorities (NCM). Now NCM is not only responding to our cases but also writing letter to National Human Rights Commission to take necessary action.
The work of PVCHR was awarded with the Gwangju Human Rights Award 2007, ACHA Star Peace Award 2008 and 2010 Human rights prize of the city of Weimar in 2010 and Usmania Award from Madarsa Usmania, Bazardiha for the development and welfare of education.read more
Basic rights for marginalized groups in the Indian society, e.g. children, women, Dalits and tribes and to create a human rights culture based on democratic values. PVCHR ideology is inspired by the father of the Dalit movement, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.read more
Indians society, especially in the rural areas, is still influenced by feudalism and the caste system which continues to determine the political, social, and economic life of the country. Caste based discrimination is practiced in the educational system...read more
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