Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ritscher sieht Fortbestand gesichert

Zusammen fördern wir den Kampf der Dalit-Gemeinschaft – der untersten Kaste in der dortigen Gesellschaft – für gleiche Rechte und ihre Anerkennung als vollwertige Menschen“, beschreibt die Remscheiderin, die sich seit 25 Jahren dafür einsetzt, häufig in Varanasi am Ganges gewesen ist, der heiligsten Stadt für Hindus.
Dort hat die PVCHR ihren Hauptsitz und zur dortigen Jubiläumsfeier eine Broschüre herausgegeben, die Helma Ritscher am 3. Juni auf Deutsch vorlegt. Sie unterstreicht die Anerkennung „Unterprivilegierter“ als Gleichberechtigte und die Zielrichtung der Hilfe: Bildung. Ritscher steht in engem Kontakt mit PVCHR-Präsident Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi; beide setzen sich auch für den Bau von Schulen in Indien ein,

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Neo dalit concepts cited as example in context of masculinity, love, and music by http://www.humiliationstudies.org/

From Alban Berg’s Lulu, and the Journey from Humiliation to Dignity, from the “Machine Principle” to the “Life Principle” Evelin Lindner November 22, 2015

Khan concludes that the terrorists’ antipluralist mission is aimed at breaking the world into two opposed camps, jihadis and crusaders, locked in an apocalyptic battle, that fits into their own, reductive world view. Indeed, many analysists believe that the Paris attacks were deliberately designed to increase xenophobia and resentment. And they succeeded; attacks upon Muslims have increased in France and elsewhere. As former Islamic State captive Nicolas Hénin explains it: “They will be heartened by every sign of overreaction, of division, of fear, of racism, of xenophobia; they will be drawn to any examples of ugliness on social media.” The second example comes from the so-called Neo-Dalit movement in India, which identifies two main problems facing the country: a culture of impunity, and the context of market democracy and economic globalization: “…the Neo-fascist Hindutva project is used to perpetuate caste domination and allow the Indian leaders to realise profit by selling the country to national and international companies… this economic deregulation marginalised lower castes, and therefore, strengthened social division based on castes.”  The suggested call for action goes as follows: In the final analysis, we wish to emphasise three ways that the Neo-Dalit movement must take to improve their political, economic and social conditions. First, we may fight against political repression and impunity by legal process. Many human rights organisations are already fighting the system to transform the Brahmanical ‘rule of the lord’ by coercing them respect the imperfect ‘rule of the law’. Secondly, the social impunity should be defeated by changing cognitive weakness. It made some people victim of their inferiority complex and other tormentors due to their superiority complex. We need to create commons forums for NeoDalit, in order to break the wall of silence, which leads to the acceptation of this situation. We  need to launch a speech (read dialogue) process, which will teach them that they are equal and that they share common interest. PVCHR is developing nearly two hundred model villages based on concept of Neo-Dalit movement. The Neo-Dalit movement is a sign of hope, honour and human dignity for the most marginalised people facing discrimination based on race, caste, religion and gender. The Nelson Mandela model is the path for PVCHR’s Neo- Dalit movement to bring unity of different communities against the caste system, feudalism, communal-Fascism and Neo-Liberalism, through reconciliation for justice and human dignity against the culture of impunity based on silence. It promises to contribute, in posterity, to the pluralistic democracy in the world.

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This is a story of an opera and how it applies to deep questions about the nature of reality, of what is and what ought to be. These questions pertain also to modern-day topics ranging as far as terrorism, gender relations, or music theory. This text starts with a brief description of the opera, and then addresses its relevance to concepts of masculinity, love, and music.

Evelin Gerda Lindner (born May 13, 1954, in Hameln, Germany) is a German-born psychologist and trans-disciplinary scholar in social sciences and humanities, and a principal founder of the emerging field of dignity and humiliation studies. She is mainly based in Norway.
Lindner is originally a physician and a clinical psychologist, and holds doctorates in both social medicine and social psychology. Her research focuses on human dignity, and she believes that the humiliation of honor and dignity may be among the strongest obstacles on the way to a decent world community. She is the Founding President of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies(HumanDHS), a global trans-disciplinary fellowship of concerned academics and practitioners who wish to promote dignity and transcend humiliation.
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Friday, May 13, 2016

Lenin, my Friend: Empowering the Marginal, Restoring Dignity




Veteran journalist Mr. Arindam Roy profiles the life and times of the human rights activist, Lenin Raghuvanshi, who has been working tirelessly to empower and emancipate the lowest of the low among Dalits, the Musahars and Nuts. A caste-driven society that functions on the exclusion of the Sanathan Dharma has to be replaced with the democratic and secular Sramana traditions. He has been
championing the cause of the marginal and the voiceless, restoring dignity and helping them with their identity as respectable human beings.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Action against police officials under section 302 IPC and others


case number at NHRC: 25623/24/10/2015

The Commission has received a complaint dated 26.6.2015 from Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi of an NGO alleging death of a women due to police torture in Balia District of UP. Press clippings to this effect have also been forwarded. As per the press reports, one Raju had eloped with a girl and the Police had picked up Smt. Urmila, mother of Raju and Smt. Kosli, aunt of Raju. Smt. Urmila was brutally assaulted who later died. Due to resentment in public, a Cabinet Minister of UP Government also visited the scene of crime and the Superintendent of Police has suspended three police personnel. A prayer has been made for intervention by the Commission in the matter. In response to notice, the DIG, Azamgarh Range, UP vide his communication dated 03.09.2015 has submitted the report. Perusal of the same reveals that in connection with the aforesaid incident, a criminal case vide Cr. No. 477/2015, PS Dubhar, u/s 302, 143, 364, 323, 342 IPC dated 22.06.2015 has been registered. As per post mortem report, the deceased has died due to hanging. The case is however pending investigation. The Commission has considered the matter. The allegations made are serious in nature. The police report is altogether silent on the allegations made in the complaint and also on departmental action taken against the delinquent police personnel. Before the Commission proceeds further in the matter, let a notice be sent to the Chief Secretary, Government of UP and DGP, UP to entrust further investigation of case Cr. No. 477/2015, PS Dubhar, Balia to the CB/CID UP in accordance with law and submit the report within six weeks. The SP, Balia, UP shall inform of the departmental action taken against the delinquent police personnel within four weeks. Let a copy of these proceedings be also transmitted to the petitioner and to Munnilal Paswan s/o Jaddu Paswan r/o village Nagwan, PS Dubhar, District Balia, UP for information.




Victim recieved Rs 7 Lakh as a Compensation by advocacy of PVCHR


Case number in NHRC: 2298/30/7/2012

These proceedings shall be read in continuation of the earlier proceedings of the Commission dated 4.9.2014. On 4.9.2014 the Commission observed and ordered:- "Before proceeding further, let copy of the report be sent to the complainant for comments which should be received in the Commission within six weeks. Addl. DCP, IGI Airport, New Delhi be asked to inform the Commission as to whether next of kin of the deceased Ramroop Sak s/o Nawab Singh was given any compensation under Workman Compensation Act. He should also inform the Commission as to whether Government of NCT of Delhi has granted any ex-gratia to the next of kin of the deceased. Response be submitted within six weeks." Pursuant to the direction Commission, Addl. DCP, Vigilance, has forwarded the report of DCP, IGI Airport, New Delhi in which it is mentioned that in case FIR No. 95/2012 u/s 288/304 A IPC pertaining to P.S. IGI Airport only compensation amount of Rs. 7,15,122/- was given to the dependents of deceased Ram Roop Sak S/o Nabab by Employees Compensation Commissioner vide cheque No. 451309. Copy of cheque has been enclosed. Since proof of payment has been received, further intervention of the Commission is not called for. The case is closed.





Friday, May 06, 2016

Varanasi Musahars Break the Shackles of Slavery, Emancipate Community

Elimination of the culture of silence, fear and phobia of organised violence and torture are the predominant factors of resilience to inculcate social transformation. It contributes in poverty elimination. The stories of Sarai and Sakara villages are the classical examples of how change happens. Here’s a special report by Shirin Shabana Khan. It’s a part of the Different Truths and PVCHR awareness drive in eradicating bonded labour.