Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hope, Honour, Human Dignity, solidarity, justice based on secularism & rule of law and reconciliation

History of testimony to resist by women, Dalit, Indigenous people, Minority, marginalized people are very old. Feminist literature, dalit literature and hunger strike of Irom Sharmila are few best examples of testimonial campaign in South Asia. Thanks to Jan Ole Haagensen and Erik Wendt of Dignity:Danish Institute against Torture to bring the Inger Agger to PVCHR for realization of testimonial therapy in India. PVCHR introduced honour ceremony based on hope, honour and human dignity with strong process of justice and reconciliation against culture of silence based on conspiracy of caste, patriarchy and communal fascism. Hope, Honour, Human Dignity, solidarity, justice based on secularism & rule of law and reconciliation are main components to bring successful peoples’ testimonial movement on ground to contribute in global Human Rights campaign.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Medical report points at police atrocity

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Date: Sat, May 25, 2013 at 11:21 AM
Subject: Medical report points at police atrocity
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Cc: "Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi" <>

The Chairperson
National Human Rights Commission
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
I want to bring in your kind attention towards the news published in Times of India on 19th May, 2013 Medical report points at police atrocity

Medical report points at police atrocity

Shalabh, TNN May 19, 2013, 03.25AM IST
LUCKNOW: The death of the Etahundertrial is another example of barbarism and beastly manner in which state police deals with ordinary citizens implicated in criminal cases. Balvir, 28, the murder-accused who died at the surgery department of King George's Medical University, Lucknow on Friday morning had been tortured severely. Father of a one-year-old girl child, Balvir was holed up in custody of Awagarh police for four days, where cops of Etahdistrict subjected him to painful torture.
Corroborating these allegations of the family, the deceased's injury report shows severe wounds around the genitals. Deceased was not a hardcore criminal but cops at Awagarh police station subjected him to inhuman treatment and torture of the extreme kind after having booked him in a murder case on the basis of his cell phone location and statements issued by some persons from his village. Deceased had been picked from his residence at Isauli village in Sakrauli area of Etah on April 20 in connection with murder of his cousin brother. Awagarh police was investigating the case and had kept the deceased in lock-up for four days before sending him to jail, allegedly.
The atrocity of police and jail authorities in the district that supports heavyweights ofSamajwadi Party was evident from Balvir's haemoglobin level. Doctors in several hospitals where he was admitted for treatment before being brought to the KGMU's surgery department, refused to operate upon him. On May 15, Balvir was referred to KGMU's surgical gastroenterology department by PGI.
Doctors usually do not operate on patients having less than 10gm hemoglobin level, whereas Balvir's count at the time of admission was 2.5gm. Nonetheless, Balvir was examined by doctors. Wounds were found in the middle of root of the scrotum and anal opening that extended up to 5 cm into the anal canal. Tarry stool containing blood was present in the anal area of the deceased. Deceased also sustained surgical emphysema on the right side of his abdomen, said a doctor who examined him. "The wounds could not have been self-inflicted," he added.
The autopsy took place at KGMU's mortuary around Saturday noon and the report mentioned septicaemia as the cause of death. Deceased was also found suffering from chronic lung and kidney diseases.
The body was handed over to the deceased's family members in Etah on Saturday evening.
Shailendra Kumar the sub-inspector who allegedly tortured the deceased in custody could not be arrested on Saturday. Ashutosh Pandey, inspector general of Agra zone police, said sections in the first information report will be revised accordingly after police receives copy of the report. Pandey added that a home guard who was also involved in the act had been arrested.
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