Saturday, September 17, 2016

Challenging Law: Voices from Civil Society

Civil societies have been critical to these laws. In October, 2012, J. L. Chugh, joint secretary of the Indian Home Ministry, issued a statement to the local People’s Vigilance Committee (PVCHR) on Human Rights in India, and said a hearing would be convened to discuss the sedition law. PVCHR believes that concerned law is incompatible with democracy. PVCHR requested that the Indian parliament should immediately repeal this colonial era sedition law.
The Committee to Protect Journalist also believes that repealing such law would represent a commitment to press freedom and human rights that is in keeping with India’s democratic character. Democracies across the globe have already acted to repeal their sedition laws.

#dissent #u4humanrights #CPJ

Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016

Lenin Raghuvanshi on age of 23 years

From the beginning, Raghuvanshi was averse to the caste system. He refers to his higher caste Hindu upbringing as "feudal". This sprung the seed of social activism in him. He became the president of the Uttar Pradesh chapter of United Nations Youth Organisation at the age of 23 (1993).

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

EU in India congratulates Lenin Raghuvanshi for Prestigious MA Thomas Human Rights Award 2016

Message of EU In India at facebook as follows: 

Congratulations Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi!
Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi, a human right activist, will be conferred the prestigious MA Thomas National Human Rights Award – 2016, in#Bangalore this September.
Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi is an #EUVP Alumni. His organisation Jan Mitra Nyas/#PVCHR has twice been a recipient of grant funds under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (#EIDHR), for their work towards prevention of police torture and rehabilitation of victims of torture.
Keep up the good work Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi!
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JMN/PVCHR will continue to do everything possible to maintain higher standard of Human Dignity for every citizen of India and world. Thanks everyone for their cooperation and solidarity.

#EUVP #EU #pvchr #bangalore #u4humanrights