Friday, March 29, 2013

Vote for Sapana Chaurasiya for Hindustan Times woman 2013

Sapana Chaurasiya nominated for Hindustan Times woman 2013. It is a request to the people residing in Uttar Pradesh please vote to her by sending SMS HTW 51(HTW space 51) at 54242 by your mobile. People outside Uttar Pradesh please email in her support to Ms.Sunita Aron,Resident editor:Hindustan Times at her email number:

Monday, March 18, 2013

Life of the poor people is waiting the mercy from Hon’ble President of India

Peoples’ Vigilance Committee on Human Rights is concerned about the death by hanging of Mr. Suresh Chuahan & Mr. Ramji Chauhan of Varanasi under section 302, 307 and 449. This is MERCY PETITION to the President of India to save the lives ofthese two people. Please write to the Hon’ble President of India ( and also ask your friends & colleagues to do so.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Impasse over ‘custodial death’ continues

Impasse over ‘custodial death’ continues

PVCHR Communication <>Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 11:40 AM
To: jrlawnhrc <>, covdnhrc <>
Cc: lenin

The Chairperson
National Human Rights Commission
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

I want to bring in your kind attention towards the news published in Indian Express on 7th March, 2013 Impasse over ‘custodial death’ continues
Impasse over ‘custodial death’ continues
By Express News Service - CUTTACK
04th March 2013 11:11 AM
·         Photos
Family members and locals continue their protest | EPS
Though more than 48 hours have passed since Krutibash Mohapatra died in police custody, his body is yet to be cremated as the stand-off between the family members and the Commissionerate Police continued on Sunday.
With the police adopting an indifferent approach, the family members and locals continued their agitation along with the dead body at the Energy police station for the second day, demanding action against the police officials who were responsible for the death of Krutibash. Foul smell engulfed the police station premises as the body started decomposing.
Police authorities, on the other hand, did little to diffuse the situation by persuading the agitators to take the body for cremation. While DCP, Cuttack, Praveen Kumar did not come up with any explanation on the issue, other senior police officials conceded that they were waiting for the post-mortem report. Any action would depend on the findings of the post-mortem, they said.
However, Krutibash’s family members and locals stated that they would not budge until their demands are met. Besides action against police officials and compensation of Rs 20 lakh, they have demanded a job in CESU for one of the kin of Krutibash.
Krutibash, the son of Charan Mohapatra, was taken into custody by the Special Energy Police on Friday in connection with theft in the Central store of CESU at Choudwar Thermal colony.
He was working as a security guard in the colony and was accused of involvement in the theft along with four others. 
He was called to Jobra police station on February 28 for questioning and again on March 1.
He had reportedly gone to the police station in the morning of March 1. In the evening, his family members received a call from police informing that he was admitted to the SCBMCH. When they reached the hospital, he had passed away. While police have claimed that he had committed suicide by consuming poison, family members have questioned how he could do that while being in police custody.
Therefore it is kind request 
1.  To conduct an inquiry in this incident of custodial death under section 176(1)A Cr.PC by a Judicial Magistrate.
2.  To provide compensation to the victim's family.
3.   To ensure Videography of the Post-Mortem Report of the victim & the same is informed to NHRC.
4.  To inquire the reason for the death of several prisoner through tuberculosis. 
Thanking You
Sincerely Yours
Lenin Raghuvanshi
Secretary General
Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights
Sa 4/2 A Daulatpur, Varanasi - 221002
Mobile No: +91-9935599333

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Reality of violence against women: a story of patriarchal local thinking bringing impact on international media

On the eve of international women day PVCHR is delighted to share the video “The Man In The Guava Tree: A Story on Media Ethics and Global Responsibility”

One of founder of PVCHR Shruti read the story published in media and she immediately doubt on patriarchal manipulation from local media people. After she shared the story and her doubt to the activist of PVCHR.  

Immediately the activist went to verify the information and talked with Sanjay his mother Kushma Devi and also with Sanjay Sister Nisha.

After knowing the one side fact the activist went to meet with Sanjay’s wife Tara. She said that I was a branded as a witch and they asked me to leave the house along with children and they dragged me out. I started crying and asked my mother in law that where I would go with children. My sister in law said there was no space for evil spirits inside the house.

I had to spent days without food and whenever I got something I shared it with my children. One day my sister in law dragged me on road from near the house and I came to my mother’s house with children. Upset and in tension my husband climbed up a Guava tree.

I don’t want my husband to climb down the tree which he is living on due to my mother in law and my sister in law. I don’t want to stay with my in laws and once my husband gets down I will bring him to my parents house. My children are crying for their father and I am crying for my husband. Until I am able to live with my husband and children I will not get relief. I fear what my husband might be eating and when I try to eat something I cry.
But it is mostly a story about the media's chase for news with a sensational value of patriarchal mind set at the expense of the truth-value to whom Sanjay and his wife Tara fell victims. 

But without knowing the fact few media published “Man lives in tree for nine months - and won't come down until wife says sorry for cheating on him.”

Cuckolded Indian man lives in tree for nine months waiting for apology


During that time an volunteer Ms. Sofie Rordam from Denmark was in PVCHR for technical assistance in corporation with Dignity : danish Institue against torture.She went along with activists and prepared the documentary. Please watch the story and fight back patriarchy in India in particulars and in world in general.