SICHREM at the 6th VIBGYOR Film Festival, 2011 – Thrissur, Kerala.

January 25, 2011

We were co-hosts for the 6th VIBGYOR film festival 2011 ( held in Thrissur, Kerala. In addition we put up an information stall on the organisation and its work, and also sold SICHREM merchandise  at the venue.

The film festival ended successfully; it was indeed an enriching experience for those who were present.

We were represented by R Manohar – programme head of SICHREM and Rahul – associate co-ordinator human rights education.

KSHRC wants all illegal rehab centres closed

January 18, 2011

Published: Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011, 10:14 IST
By Rakshita Adyanthaya | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA

The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) has woken up to the threat from the mushrooming rehabilitation and de-addiction centres that are being run without licence.

On Monday, the SHRC directed the Government of Karnataka to shut down all illegal rehabilitation centres and submit an action taken report within a month.

The directive followed a raid by an SHRC team on two such illegal centres in the city on January 24, 2009. About 140 inmates were rescued during the raid.

The city has more than 50 illegal rehabilitation centres, members ofthe South India Cell for Human Rights Education and Monitoring (SICHREM) said.

The SHRC team had raided the Safe and Serene Foundation’s rehabilitation centres in Ananda Nagar and Kaval Byrasandra. The inmates were found to be living in abysmal conditions. Some were confined to rooms and beaten.

The raid was conducted following a complaint by A Narayana Swamy of Kolar, whose eccentric son Vishwajit had been admitted to the centre.

While admitting his son, Narayana Swamy had hoped that his son would be counselled and coached for his 10th standard examination. But he was shocked to know of the treatment meted out to him.

The inmates had then claimed that they were made to sit naked in a corner for hours and beaten black and blue with sticks and iron rods. When their parents came to visit they were tutored to speak well about the facilities provided by the owner, Saif Pasha.

“The inmates were being forced to stay on as that was bringing in a huge income of `5 lakh a month. Each person at the centre was paying Rs3,500 a month,” said Prakash Kariyappa of the SICHREM.Such activities were continuing in the city as there were several loopholes in the law, he saidand added that the inmates were treated badly and charged exorbitant fees

CACL Mysore Rescues 11 Year Old Chained Boy

January 7, 2011

CACL( Campaign Against Child Labor) Mysore rescued 11 year old Sameer who was found on Thursday with his hands and legs chained in a bylane of Shaktinagar, Mysore. All because he didn’t obey his uncle’s orders to got to work. CACL along withe the Police rescued Sameer and arrested Asgar his Uncle. Sameer a School Dropout has been sent to the Juvenile Home for Boys.

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DHRC Observes International Human Rights Day

January 5, 2011

International Human Rights Day observed in Kodagu.

The International Human Rights Day Celebrations was observed in Kodagu. It was inaugurated by the Taluk Magistrate Devraj and the Deputy Superintendent of Police Mr Jaiprakash.

International Human Rights Day observed in Kolar.

The International Human Rights Day celebrations in Kolar was attended by over 700 School Students. It was jointly organized by SICHREM DHRC Kolar and St Theresa's School. It was inaugurated by the Honorable Judge Gopala Krishna, Taluk Legal Services Authority. The Chief guest for the occasion was Hon. Judge Rajasekhar, Principal Civil Judge, K.G.F Court.

Human Rights Education: Program Updates

January 5, 2011

Head Masters orientation Programme at Kudlagi was jointly organised by IHRE, SIHREM, SNEHA, ILP and Department of Public Instruction on 13th November 2010.

The General orientation programme for Teachers on Human Rights Education was held from 18th to 20th November 2010 at AnjaneyaD.Ed college, Sira, Tumkur district.

The General orientation program for Teachers on Human Rights Education was held from 30th November to 2nd December 2010 at Panchacharya Kalyanamantapa, Kudlagi, Bellary district.

Session on Child rights was conducted for students and parents at Jyothischool.

Press Release

January 4, 2011