Sunday, December 25, 2011

Death threats to human rights defender Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi

http://www.in.com/news/current-affairs/fullstory-death-threats-to-human-rights-defender-dr-lenin-raghuvanshi-21505599-in-1.html

Dr. Lenin received Human Rights Award of the City of Weimar (Germany ): Felicitated by Samyak Samaj and People For Tourism Trust on 18th December 2010.

http://ithappensinvaranasi.wordpress.com/tag/human-rights-award-of-the-city-of-weimar/

No rights without accountability: Message of New Year 2012

 
New year 2012 is approaching. World is witnessing the public demand of the accountability with all National and International players and public bodies.

PVCHR is also thriving same values and spirit in India. With this spirit, we asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India about communication between Government of India and Mrs.Margaret Sekeggya, UN Special Rapporteur regarding her visit to India. After the judgment of Central Information Commission in India (CIC decision CIC/SG/A/2011/002227/15945 Dated 25/11/2011), I received the information as follows:


Communication Between Government of India and Special Rapporteur of situation of Human Rights defenders


We wrote last email to all our friends on 18 January 2011 and posted on blog on same day.


In above email, we say, "As the truth is out in open, I offer my unconditional apology to Mrs. Margaret Sekaggya and to her office. However, I continue to think that UN being a public body must come under serious public scrutiny. In the meeting I also drew everybody's attention to a strange coincidence, i.e.,  I was working under the  representative of the working group present in the meeting when I received threat on my life from the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He did not come to support me then nor does he speak for me today, even though I and my family continue to remain under threats.  But he is a very important person in planning the programmes for the mission. Sitting on the dais with Mrs. Sekaggya, he talks on building solidarity and networking among Human Rights Defenders across the country.  Mrs. Sekaggya, this is also a trend in India affecting the Human Rights Defenders and must be noted by your office.

 During the meeting I came to know that the Government of India (GoI) put several restrictions on the movements of the Mrs. Sekaggya. I strongly condemn this decision of the GoI. I along with other civil society groups will try to access all the communications between the office of the Special Rapporteur and the GoI under Right to Information Act and initiate necessary campaign to make the Government more cooperative to the UN System in future."

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We are sharing this information among masses, policy makers and think tanks to initiate the dialogue with Indian Government and UN system for their accountability towards common masses living in remote villages also. It is high time to launch a global process for 'no right without accountability in Globalization.'

Waiting your kind support for establishment of a democratic world based on justice, liberty, non-violence and secularism.

Wish you a very Happy New year 2012.

With warm regards,



Lenin Raghuvanshi


--
Dr. Lenin
Executive Director/Secretary General -PVCHR/JMN
Mobile:+91-9935599333
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--The Buddha
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Dr. Lenin
Executive Director/Secretary General -PVCHR/JMN
Mobile:+91-9935599333
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
--The Buddha
"We are what we think. With our thoughts we make our world." - Buddha
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

बघ्वानाला , मलिन बस्ती , हुकुलगंज वार्ड नो. ७ , जिला वाराणसी और रौप, घसिया बस्ती , सोनभद्र जिला, उत्तर प्रदेश में प्राथमिक विद्यालय खोलने के सम्बन्ध में



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Subject: बघ्वानाला , मलिन बस्ती , हुकुलगंज वार्ड नो. ७ , जिला वाराणसी और रौप, घसिया बस्ती , सोनभद्र जिला, उत्तर प्रदेश में प्राथमिक विद्यालय खोलने के सम्बन्ध में
To: pvchr@pvchr.org


भारत सरकार
राष्ट्रीय बालक अधिकार संरक्षण आयोग
पांचवा तल, चंद्रलोक बिल्डिंग, जनपथ, नई दिल्ली - 110 001
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मिसिल संख्या: UP-501/28753/2010-11/RTE/8918
 
दिनांक: 19/12/2011
 
सेवा में,
      विशेष सचिव
      बेसिक शिक्षा विभाग
      उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार,
       बापू भवन , सचिवालय , लखनऊ - 226 001
      Uttar Pradesh
      उत्तर प्रदेश
 
विषय: बघ्वानाला , मलिन बस्ती , हुकुलगंज वार्ड नो. ७ , जिला वाराणसी और रौप, घसिया बस्ती , सोनभद्र जिला, उत्तर प्रदेश में प्राथमिक विद्यालय खोलने के सम्बन्ध में
 
महोदय/महोदया,
        राष्ट्रीय बालक अधिकार संरक्षण आयोग की स्थापना भारत सरकार द्वारा बालक के अधिकार संरक्षण आयोग अधिनियम २००५ के अंतर्गत उन सभी शिकायतों की जाँच करना भी है जो बालकों को अधिकारों का हनन अथवा उससे उनको बंचित करती है | यह अधिनियम २००५ सेक्शन १४ के अंतर्गत न्यायालीय अधिकारों से संपन्न है और किसी भी शिकायत को याचिका के रूप में लेकर उसे १९०८ के सिविल प्रोसिजर कोड के अंतर्गत न्यायालीय प्रक्रिया द्वारा सुनकर निर्णय दे सकता है |
 
2.        आयोग को श्रुति से एक प्रतिवेदन (छाया प्रति संलग्न) दिनांक 21/11/2011 को प्राप्त हुआ है | प्रतिवेदन का सारांश निम्नवत है |
 
"बघ्वानाला , मलिन बस्ती , हुकुलगंज वार्ड नो. ७ , जिला वाराणसी और रौप, घसिया बस्ती , सोनभद्र जिला, उत्तर प्रदेश में प्राथमिक विद्यालय खोलने के सम्बन्ध में | शिकायत स्वमेव स्पष्ट है , कृपया इसका अवलोकन करने का कष्ट करे | "
 
3.        प्रतिवेदन का अध्ययन करने के पश्चात आयोग ने इस पर संज्ञान लेते हुये आदेश दिया है की प्रकरण की जाँच आपके द्वारा करवायी जाये और उसकी जाँच आख्या आयोग को भेजी जाए |
 
4.        आपसे निवेदन है की प्रकरण की जाँच करवाकर तथ्यपरक जाँच आख्या, आवश्यक दस्तावेजों के साथ, आयोग को पत्र प्राप्ति के 15 दिनों के अंतर्गत भेजने का कष्ट करें | जाँच आख्या में निम्नवत बिन्दुओं को समाहित करते हुये अपना स्पष्ट मत भी रिपोर्ट में भेजें |
 
  1. धारा ६ और ८ , मुफ़्त एवं अनिवार्य शिक्षा अधिकार अधिनियम २००९ के अनुसार पड़ोस में स्कूल की उपलब्धता उचित सरकार को सुनिश्चित करना होगा |
     
  2. जब तक नया विद्यालयो का निर्माण नहीं होता, यह सुनिश्चित किया जाए की संबंधित इलाको के बच्चों को निकट के विद्यालयों में प्रवेश दिया जाए जिससे की वे शिक्षा से वंचित न रहे |
     
  3. हितधारकों को शिक्षा अधिकार अधिनियम २००९ पर शिक्षित करने का प्रयास किया जाए |
 
5.        यदि किसी अन्य आयोग द्वारा इस प्रकरण में संज्ञान लिया गया है और उस आयोग ने प्रकरण से सम्बंधित जाँच आख्या आपसे मांगी है, तो उनके द्वारा भेजी गयी पत्र की प्रतिलिपि संलग्न करें |
 
6.        अपने पत्र में इस आयोग की संदर्भित पत्र संख्या एवं तिथि का स्पष्ट रूप से उल्लेख करें |
 
 
संलग्नक: उपरोक्त | भवदीय
 
Sd/-  
 (लव वर्मा)
सदस्य सचिव
 



Wednesday, December 21, 2011

PVCHR: Merry Christmas

PVCHR: Merry Christmas: Dear All, This Christmas, on behalf of all the marginalized people we work with, we would like to say a huge thank you for your support. ...

PVCHR: Merry Christmas

PVCHR: Merry Christmas: Dear All, This Christmas, on behalf of all the marginalized people we work with, we would like to say a huge thank you for your support. ...

2012 Olympics, the perpetrators of the Bhopal disaster will sponsor the Games


INDIA
2012 Olympics, the perpetrators of the Bhopal disaster will sponsor the Games
Nirmala Carvalho
The plastics multinational Dow Chemicals will not appear on the billboards of the Olympic stadium in London, whose value is circa 7 million pounds (8.3 million euros). Satisfaction of athletes, politicians and NGOs opposed to the sponsor. According to Lenin Raghuvanshi, human rights activist, it is important to "create consumer awareness, the true agent of change in the event of unethical policies."


Mumbai (AsiaNews) - The organizers of the Olympic Games have announced that plastics multinational Dow Chemicals linked to the disaster in Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) is no longer a sponsor of London 2012. Indian and British human rights groups, politicians and athletes had strongly attacked the initial decision of the Games Committee to accept the funds of the company. Dow, in fact, is the current owner of the chemical plant responsible for the 1984 industrial accident that killed at least 20 thousand people, with still visible consequences for the local population.

The brand of the corporation would have appeared on the billboards around the Olympic stadium, 900m long and 20m high, to the value of 7 million pounds (8.3 million euros). As per contract, Dow still had the possibility to of a further five panels for advertising, but made known it did not wish to accept out of respect for the "anti-pollution policies" of the Olympics. The company has always rejected the accusations, pointing out that it has acquired the former Union Carbide plant in 2001.

According to Lenin Raghuvanshi, human rights activist and director of Pvchr (People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights), "this protest has been positive and symbolic, because the Olympics attract the attention of the entire international community." However, the organizers of the Games "should be careful not to go to sponsors that, in some way, may have been involved in genocide."

He also emphasizes that "every time you target business from the negative or unethical aspects, it is essential that activists involve consumers, because they are a powerful force to achieve a real change of political and economic mechanisms." For this reason, Raghuvanshi says, "First we should start a campaign in the Indian civil society, given that Dow India has a turnover of 500 million dollars."

Regarding the Bhopal tragedy, the activist recalls that "for the victims - who are mostly Dalits, tribals and other minorities - there is no systematic form of rehabilitation, or appropriate compensation. This causes still huge frustration. "

Caused by a leak of 40 tons of methyl isocyanate (cyanide) from Union Carbide pesticide plant, the Bhopal disaster is considered one of the worst environmental tragedies in history. At least 3,500 people died in the early hours of the incident and a further 20 thousand in the months ahead. The permanently disabled were put at over 150 thousand. Even today, hospitals in the area account for about 6 thousand people a day with respiratory, motor and brain problems associated with the contamination of the territory. However, the Government of Madhya Pradesh, considers the area out of danger.



Book "Dalits in Independent India"


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From: Axel Harneit-Sievers <Axel.Harneit-Sievers@in.boell.org>
Date: Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 1:13 PM
Subject: Book "Dalits in Independent India"
To: pvchr.india@gmail.com


Dear Shruti Nagvanshi,
 
thank you very much for sending the above-mentioned book to Heinrich Böll Foundation some weeks ago. I read the book with much interest. It provides a valuable illustration and analysis of the still-ongoing plight of Dalits in India today.
 
With kind regards
 
Axel Harneit-Sievers
 
 
---------------------------------------
Dr. Axel Harneit-Sievers
Director, India Office, Heinrich Böll Foundation
C-20, 1st floor, Qutub Institutional Area
Delhi 110016, India
phone +91-11-2685 4405, +91-11-2651 6695
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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Death threats to human rights defender Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi

http://smashfascism.net/archives/849

Death Threat to Gwangju Prize Laureate

 

Death Threat to Gwangju Prize Laureate
Name Date 2011.12.01 Hit 8

India: Death threats to human rights defender Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Issue: Intimidation, right to life with dignity, threat to human rights defender
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Dear Friend,
Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) Secretary General / Executive Director Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi received a threatening call from by mobile phone. He is pursuing the case of Sohrab killing in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh, India. The caller was also saying he is resident from the same district. He abused and given threat to life to Dr. Lenin.

Case detail:

On 29th November, 2011 around 5:27 pm Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi[i], Secretary General / Executive Director of Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) received threatening call from mobile number +94757251733 on his mobile No. +91-9935599333. The caller was abusing by using filthy words after using the words Human Rights. He also threat to life saying "You will be towed" and "if you speak too much you will be shot out". During that time Dr. Lenin was busy in the meeting with its associates in his office and he became distracted.

At mean time around 5: 42 pm Dr. Lenin immediately released an urgent release in facebook. Around 6:22 pm Dr. Lenin rang on same number but he did not receive any response from that side. Then again he ranged this time he succeed to know the identity of the caller. The caller said, "My name is J.P Mishra, I am resident of Gorakhpur. You did not know about my power. I can do anything. Son, I have relation with many person you know Tulsi Singh. Now you understand what type of person I am. I lived in Mumbai I can do anything. If you are Governor or Chief Minister of the state, understand I have worth to do anything. Then he threat what is your worth monthly earning of only 10 thousand and 20 thousand". The caller was speaking in Bhojpuri mixed Hindi language.

Immediately letter through email was sent to Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission and Director General of Police and on 30th November, 2011 same letter was sent through post.

It is noted that high level enquiry is going in the Soharab[ii] killing case in Gorakhpur. In this matter on the behalf of organization he made complain. In which the name of Sri Aditya Yogi Nath[iii] (Member of Parliament, Bhartiya Janta Party) also came. The caller was also telling he was resident of Gorakhpur. Through his dialogue it seems he was near to the Sri Aditya Yogi Nath ji, because he was assuming Dr. Lenin as any Government officer. He was telling he is making call from South Africa and sometime America.
Sample letter:

Dear………………………
Sub: Please take immediate action in death threat to Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi

I want to bring in your kind attention towards the incidence happened with Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi Secretary General / Executive Director of Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) that on 29th November, 2011 around 5:27 pm he received threatening call from mobile number +94757251733 on his mobile No. +91-9935599333. The caller was abusing by using filthy words after using the words Human Rights. He also threat to life saying "You will be towed" and "if you speak too much you will be shot out". During that time Dr. Lenin was busy in the meeting with its associates in his office and he became distracted.

I am informed that at mean time around 5: 42 pm Dr. Lenin immediately released an urgent release in facebook. Around 6:22 pm Dr. Lenin rang on same number but he did not receive any response from that side. Then again he ranged this time he succeed to know the identity of the caller. The caller said, "My name is J.P Mishra, I am resident of Gorakhpur. You did not know about my power. I can do anything. Son, I have relation with many person you know Tulsi Singh. Now you understand what type of person I am. I lived in Mumbai I can do anything. If you are Governor or Chief Minister of the state, understand I have worth to do anything. Then he threat what is your worth monthly earning of only 10 thousand and 20 thousand". The caller was speaking in Bhojpuri mixed Hindi language.

Immediately letter through email was sent to Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission and Director General of Police and on 30th November, 2011 same letter was sent through post.

I am also informed that high level enquiry is going in the Soharab killing case in Gorakhpur. In this matter on the behalf of organization he made complain. In which the name of Sri Aditya Yogi Nath (Member of Parliament, Bhartiya Janta Party) also came. The caller was also telling he was resident of Gorakhpur. Through his dialogue it seems he was near to the Sri Aditya Yogi Nath ji, because he was assuming Dr. Lenin as any Government officer. He was telling he is making call from South Africa and sometime America.

Therefore it is a kind request to conduct a high level enquiry against the alleged perpetrator and provide security to the Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi and the witness.

PLEASE SEND YOUR LETTERS TO:

1. Chief Secretary
Government of Uttar Pradesh
Shri Lal Bhadur Shastri Bhavan
Lucknow 226001, Uttar Pradesh
INDIA
Fax: +91 52 2223 9283
Email: csup@up.nic.in

2. Director General of Police
1-Tilak Marg, Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh
INDIA
Fax: + 91 522 220 6120 / 220 6174
E-mail: police@up.nic.in

3. Chief Minister
Government of Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister's Secretariat
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
INDIA
Fax: + 91 52 2223 0002 / 2223 9234
E-mail: csup@up.nic.in

4. Inspector General of Police
Varanasi Zone
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
INDIA
Email: igzonevns@up.nic.in

5. Senior Superintendent of Police
Varanasi, SSP Office
Kachahari, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
INDIA
Email: sspvns@up.nic.in

6. Mrs Margaret Sekaggya
Special Representative of the Secretary General for human rights defenders
Att: Ben Majekodunmi
Room 1-040
C/o OHCHR-UNOG, 1211 Geneva 10,
SWITZERLAND
Tel: + 41 22 917 93 88
Fax: + 41 22 917 9006
E-mail: urgent-action@ohchr.org

7. ChairpersonNational Human Rights Commission
Faridkot House, Copernicus Marg,
New Delhi, PIN 110001
Fax No. 23384863
E-Mail: covdnhrc@nic.in, ionhrc@nic.in, jrlawnhrc@hub.nic.in
Attn: Focal point Human Rights Defender

8. I.G.Police, Gorakhpur Zone
Tel: 2333707
Email: iggkp@nda.vsnl.net.in, igzgor@nic.in



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

[ii] http://petition-nhrc.blogspot.com/2011/08/yogi-adityanath-obstructing-legal.html[iii] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adityanath_Yogi[iv] http://muslim-minority.blogspot.com/2011/08/blog-post_12.html[v] http://muslim-minority.blogspot.com/2011/08/ackonwledgement-lettercomplaint.html
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Book

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From: <coffice@tata.com>
Date: Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 3:28 PM
Subject: Book
To: pvchr@pvchr.org



Dear Ms. Nagvanshi,

This  is  to acknowledge with thanks receipt of your letter of October 31st
to  Mr.  Ratan Tata and the book written by Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi, which we
have received in his absence.

Best wishes,

Dilnaz

Dilnaz J. Gilder
Personal Assistant to Mr. R. N. Tata


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Letter of NAC on Book

Saturday, November 5, 2011

New book

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenin-Raghuvanshi-Harding-Ozihel/dp/6137433234

http://www.flipkart.com/books/6137433234?_l=62QML3ctwUGP0YokbSpgmg--&_r=VQKjAKVhv3YcBhy0EW_JdQ--

Details of Book: Lenin Raghuvanshi

Book: Lenin Raghuvanshi

Author: Harding Ozihel

ISBN: 6137433234
ISBN-13: 9786137433232,978-6137433232

Binding: Paperback

Publishing Date: Oct 2011

Publisher: Frac Press

Number of Pages: 68

Language: English

Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.16 inches

Weight: 113 grams

Product Description


Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lenin Raghuvanshi is a Dalit rights activist and an Ashoka Fellow from India. He is one of the founding members of People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights, which works for the upliftment of the marginalised sections of the society. His work has been recognized with awards like Gwangju Human Rights Award, the ACHA Star Peace award and the International Human Rights Prize of the city of Weimar.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Lenin in Kathmandu meeting on SARRC Human Rights Mechanism


Lenin in Kathmandu meeting on SARRC Human Rights Mechanism organized by Forum Asia and INSEC



Lenin in Kathmandu meeting on SARRC Human Rights Mechanism

Lenin in Kathmandu meeting on SARRC Human Rights Mechanism organized by Forum Asia and INSEC



Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Meeting at Remschied,Germany






Mehr Raum für Bildung – für "unsere indische Schule" im Dorf Baghwanala


Präsentation des Projekts in einer Ausstellung
Rahmenprogramm: "Band Flavour" und Austausch über "Skype": Dr. Lenin und Chanda, Teamleiterin des indischen Dalit-Teams mit den PartnerInnen in Remscheid

Der Bau der Schule im indischen Dorf Baghwanala für Dalit-Kinder, die Ärmsten in der indischen Gesellschaft, wurde nur mit Fördergeldern Remscheider Sponsoren und der Deutsch-Indischen Gesellschaft Remscheid und durch den indischen Partner der Gesellschaft, Dr. Lenin Raghuvansi und seiner Menschenrechtsorganisation PVCHR –People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights, ermöglicht. Die Einweihung erfolgte am 08. März 2010.

Feierliche Eröffnung

Die Oberbürgermeisterin, Frau Beate Wilding, Schirmherrin des Projektes, wird in Anwesenheit geladener Gäste, Freunde und Förderer der Deutsch-Indischen Gesellschaft und des Röntgen-Gymnasiums Remscheid, die Ausstellung eröffnen, die durch die freundliche Unterstützung der Stadtsparkasse Remscheid, vertreten durch Herrn Koch to Krax, ermöglicht wird.

Die Ausstellung

Die Ausstellung spiegelt vorrangig das Engagement der SchülerInnen des Röntgen Gymnasiums wider, die seit 2006 als "Dalit-Team" unter dem Motto "Together in friendship for Dalits rights" den Austausch mit Schulkindern aus Dalit-Familien, insbesondere im Dorf Baghwanala, pflegen. Sie machen über öffentliche Aktionen auf ihre Freunde in Indien und deren Kampf um ihre Rechte aufmerksam, und geben ihnen damit große moralische Unterstützung von außerhalb ihres Landes.

War es bis jetzt das ideelle Engagement für die Dalit, so setzen sich nun die SchülerInnen des "Dalit-Team", zum ersten Mal, zusammen mit der Deutsch-Indischen Gesellschaft, dafür ein, dass ihnen auch materielle Hilfe zuteil wird. Damit der Wunsch vieler Kinder auf Schulbildung im indischen Dorf Baghwanala erfüllt wird, werben sie nicht nur über die Ausstellung für den Erweiterungsbau der Schule, sondern werden zusätzlich mit der Unterstützung ihres neuen Direktors, Herrn Lippert, ein Benefizkonzert im Röntgen -Gymnasium mit Rahmenprogramm organisieren.

Veranstalter: Eine Kooperation der Deutsch-Indischen Gesellschaft Remscheid und dem und Röntgen-Gymnasium Remscheid mit seinem "Schüler-Dalit-Team"

Ort: im Eingangs- und Kundenbereich der Stadtsparkasse Remscheid

Info about PVCHR In German

Dalit support team in Germany

क्‍यों हो रहे हैं धड़ल्‍ले बाल विवाह?

http://www.sarokar.net/2011/10/%e0%a4%a7%e0%a4%a1%e0%a4%bc%e0%a4%b2%e0%a5%8d%e2%80%8d%e0%a4%b2%e0%a5%87-%e0%a4%b9%e0%a5%8b-%e0%a4%b0%e0%a4%b9%e0%a5%87-%e0%a4%b9%e0%a5%88%e0%a4%82-%e0%a4%ac%e0%a4%be%e0%a4%b2-%e0%a4%b5%e0%a4%bf/

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Twitter

Lenin Raghuvanshi on Twitter Counter.com

Lenin Raghuvanshi

http://www.ireference.ca/search/Lenin%20Raghuvanshi/

http://www.razorrobotics.com/knowledge/?title=Lenin_Raghuvanshi

Justice, Liberty, Equality: Dalits in Independent India

http://www.frontpagepublications.com/justice.html

Justice, Liberty, Equality:
Dalits in Independent India

By Lenin Raghuvanshi

INR 295; £ 9.95; $ 14.95
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Pages: 144; PB; Year: 2012
It has been 64 years since India — the largest democracy in the world — attained independence. Yet, justice for all is still a far cry in the country where the caste system continues to determine political, social, and economic lives of a billion people.

Money and muscle power, together with political string-pulling, often result in denial of justice for the hapless ‘have-nots’, especially the Dalits (untouchables), ravaged by poverty and illiteracy. Atrocities and extortion on the Dalits, fake encounters, refusal to register complaints against the well-heeled, arbitrary arrests on false charges, illegal detention and custodial deaths are in commonplace.

In the absence of a modern social audit system, the keepers of the law often unleash a ‘police raj’, especially in rural India. A crippled National Human Rights Commission and its state subsidiaries with limited recommendatory control and a dysfunctional Legal Aid System depict a gloomy picture indeed.

In a unique way, Lenin Raghuvanshi, a veteran human rights activist, citing the case-studies primarily drawn from Uttar Pradesh, registering the highest rate of crime against the Dalits, chronicles how with implicit support from the administration, the Dalits are tortured and subjected to humiliation by the higher castes, like being garlanded with shoes, their faces blackened or being forced to ride an ass; yet, in most of the cases, violence, deaths or custodial tortures that are committed against the marginalised and deprived castes go unrecorded.

Ironically, even after having shed the colonial yoke, its legacy continues in the administrative framework of our independent India marked with widespread corruption which has rendered many government-sponsored schemes in rural India a failure.

Lenin Raghuvanshi an Ayurvedic physician by profession, has been working for the rights of bonded and child labourers and other marginalised people in Varanasi and eastern part of Uttar Pradesh, India. In 1996, he and his wife Shruti founded People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Right (PVCHR), a community-based organisation, to break the closed, feudal hierarchies of conservative slums and villages by building up local institutions and supporting them with a high profile and active human rights network.
Already an Ashoka Fellow, Lenin was the President, United Nations’ Youth Organisation (UNYO), Uttar Pradesh (India) Chapter. Lenin’s work has been recognised with Gwangju Human Rights Award for 2007. In 2009, in collaboration with the Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victim (RCT), Denmark, Lenin developed Testimonial Models for torture survivors in India. City Council of Weimar in Germany selected Lenin Raghuvanshi for the International Human Rights Award for 2010.

General Editor:
Bandana Purkayastha,
Ph D, Head & Professor, Sociology and Professor, Asian American Studies, University of Connecticut, USA

Weimar and Lenin

http://stadt.weimar.de/uploads/media/2010_22_rathauskurier_01.pdf

Friday, September 9, 2011

Strenuous struggle against the exploitation and inequality of marginalized communities

Historically, Varanasi has always been a place of striking adversities and contradictions. On the one hand, for centuries, it has been one of the most important centers of Hindu culture and civilization which in due course of time turned into the worst kind of reactionary form for the large section of the society, but at the same time Varanasi has also been a battleground for its opposite progressive forces. In 6th BC, Buddha started his struggle from Varanasi against the caste based social structure of hindus which was the main reason for the inequality and exploitation of the large population of Indian society. In later ages Kabir, Raidas and other social and religious reformers followed the tradition of Buddha and challenged the unequal and exploitative structure of hindus based on patriarchal and caste based discriminitations.

 

Despite of long struggles and innumerous sacrifices and sufferings of millions even today the exploitative caste system is still causing miseries and has been the prime source of all sorts of inhuman treatments of lower caste of the Indian society. In such a situation, almost 37 years ago, Mr. Lenin Raghuvanshi born in  an upper caste family in Varanasi. During his study he experienced the vulnerable situation of depressed communities of the society and became impatient to fight it out and decided to hit it hard. After completing his study with distinction as a Physician, he followed the tradition of the greatest Buddha to bring about the human change on the face of the Indian society and refused to live a comfortable life. For last more than 15 years he has been waging a war against the caste system in the area of eastern Uttar Pradesh and going through strenuous struggle against the exploitation and inequality of marginalized communities.

 

Mr. Lenin Raghuvanshi shares his experiences and often says "Buddha was the greatest human the human civilization has ever been produced in the whole history of humankind. Today, even a man of highest rank of imagination can not imagine the social and religious changes he brought about in the whole Asia. He was undoubtedly the first man who introduced humanity in its true sense. Further he asks the question, what was the reason behind the greatness of Buddha? And he himself gives the answer. According to him "People says that he was a genius man. There might be little doubt that he was a man of great intellect and a man of logic but it was not the real reason of his greatness. "Actually", as further he clarifies, "his boldness, his courage and conviction to stand firm in any adverse condition made him great and brought about great changes on the face of Indian society"

 

Mr. Lenin, inspired by the struggle of Buddha, Kabir, Raidas, Jyoti Ba Phule and Dr. Ambedkar, has continued his work even on the cost of his life. Several times he was threatened to his life, faced obstructions and physically and verbally assaulted but he always stood resolute against the all sorts of adversities' and has been successful   to attract the attention of the common people as well as media persons at a great extent.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Shruti says,

"Most important paradigm shift of empowerment to human is emergence of dream for future and breaking the silence."

Neo-Dalit movement and unity in diversity against injustice in India

Dalit means broken people.We need unity of Dalit against caste system,reconcilation by upper caste people against caste system,people against communal fascism,women against patriarchy and poor against neo liberal policy.It is unity of diversity as Neo-Dalit Movement to curb down and eliminate the counter product-corruption from root.Please join Neo-Dalit movement.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lenin Raghuvanshis' view on corruption(in Hindi)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Kisaka Desh ?

Detention of Anna Hazare and member of his team is unnecessary and undemocratic. It is a way of manipulation to divert the focus from High price rise, neo-liberal economic policy and caste –patriarchal system (which are main reasons of corruption).It is joint game plan of upper caste Hindus link with neo-liberal champion and media.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Hiroshima Day

‎6 august 1945, nuclear weapon dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Many people died and humanity wounded. Please 1 minute silence and to think about war in South Asia. To pay attention this song of war with description:
Dr. Lenin
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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Lenin Raghuvanshi

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Antwort: Weimar: City Council gives Human Rights Prize 2010 to Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi of India



Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 14:37:52 +0200
Subject: WG: Antwort: Weimar: City Council gives Human Rights Prize 2010 to Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi of India

FNStAusland1/FNSTAUSLAND
Dear Lenin,

it is with great joy and indeed excitement and pride that I learn about the City of Weimar's decision to award you with its Human Rights Prize 2010!! I would like to congratulate you most cordially, also on behalf of the Foundation's team in New Delhi and my colleagues here at our Head Office in Potsdam.

This prize is a sincere recognition of your upright and steadfast work for marginalized and unprotected sections of society that you have been engaged in for many years now. We are proud that we were able to cooperate with you and your organization in the framework of the Anti-Torture-Project, and personally I am grateful for the open and constructive way in which you pursued our common goals and objectives in the struggle for greater freedom and justice. I hope and wish that you, together with your team and all like-minded colleagues, will be able to continue your important work for many years to come.


As you will know, I have meanwhile left the country in order to take up a new position as Regional Director of my Foundation for Central, Southeast & Eastern Europe, Southern Caucasus and Central Asia in Sofia. I am sorry that we did not have the opportunity to bid farewell personally, but I am sure that some day our paths will cross again.

All the best to you and your family, and lots of success in your work,

with warm regards

René Klaff



Dr. René Klaff
Regional Director South Asia
Friedrich Naumann-Stiftung  für die Freiheit
India and Regional Office, South Asia
USO House, 1st Floor
6, Special Institutional Area, New Delhi 110067, India

Tel.:  +91.11.2686-2064
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Fax.: +91.11.2686-2042

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Weimar: City Council gives Human Rights Prize 2010 to Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi of India

Posted on 2010/06/29

The City Council announced in its session of 23rd June, 2010 that it will give the Human Rights Prize of the City of Weimar 2010 to Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi of India. Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi has been working for 15 years for the rights and interests of the Dalits, primarily in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Extract from citation for City of Weimar Human Rights Prize


As the founder of the Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights ( PVCHR ), he strove to maintain and enforce the fundamental rights of vulnerable groups such as children, women , Dalits and indigenous minorities.


Dr. Raghuvanshi with his committee put in place structures that allow it to demand these basic rights. He also documented many kinds of human rights such as starvation, police torture, child labor, etc., and tried through cooperation with local human rights groups to care for the victims individually.


Because of their commitment to human rights are he, his family and associates face permanent hostility (including death threats ) from political opponents. Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi was proposed for this Award by the "Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom".


The city of Weimar has the honour to remember its special historical responsibility and remember all the nameless victims of dictatorships and tyrannies in the world, a human rights award.


Weimar is a city in Germany famous for its cultural heritage. Weimar's cultural heritage is vast. It is most often recognised as the place where Germany's first democratic constitution was signed after the First World War, giving its name to the Weimar Republic period in German politics, of 1918–1933. However, the city was also the focal point of the German Enlightenment and was where writers Goethe and Schiller developed the literary movement of Weimar Classicism. The city was also the birthplace of the Bauhaus movement, founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius, with artists Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Oskar Schlemmer, and Lyonel Feininger teaching in Weimar's Bauhaus School.


Previous Winners of the Weimar Human Rights Prize include Sonja Biserko of Serbia, Jestina Mukoko of Zimbabwe and Father Shay Cullen from the Philippines.