PUBLIC HEARING ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES

PUBLIC HEARING ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES
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Organized by People's Union for Human Rights
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A public hearing is being organized by PUHR in Lucknow in front of the Vidhan Sabha on 27th October, 2007, on cases of human rights violations. In spite of a dalit sympathetic government atrocities against dalits continue to take place. Gruesome murder of Chakrasen, an Engineering degree aspirant, in Pratapgarh district is the most glaring example in which the upper caste murderers were being patronized by the local BSP MLA. Benefits of government schemes like the PDS and NREGS continue to be siphoned off and the most affected is the poorest segment of society. Most landless, even if they have legal title to a piece of land continue to be denied land ownership.
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Draconian laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act and Chattisgarh Public Security Act are used by the state to victimize activists and common citizens. Dr. Binayak Sen is in jail on the unproved charge of being a naxalite and Sanjay Dutt, convicted in the Mumbai Bomb Blast case, is honoured by the PM for promoting Gandhian values! Irom Sharmila continues in her 7th year of fast in solitary confinement in hospital in Imphal with a demand to repeal AFSPA. Meanwhile, fake encounter deaths continue to take place all over the country.
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The public hearing will address a whole range of human rights violations being committed in the country. The jury will consist of eminent advocate of Supreme Court Prashant Bhushan, advocate Sudha Bhardwaj from Chattisgarh, S.A.R. Geelani, lecturer at Zakir Hussain College, Delhi, and acquitted by SC in the attack on Parliament case and S.R. Darapuri, former I.G., U.P.
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Date of Public Hearing: 27th October, 2007, Saturday
Time: 10:30 am to 5 pm
Venue: Dharna Sthal, Opposite Vidhan Sabha, Lucknow
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For more information or to present a case at the public hearing contact any of the following office bearers of PUHR:
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Sandeep Pandey, President, Ph: 0522 2347365, 9415022772, ashaashram@yahoo.com
Brij Bihari, General Secretary, M: 9335385843, 9335369767
Manoj Singh, Organization Secretary, M: 9415282206

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