More pictures from VIBGYOR 2011!

February 17, 2011

A picture in tribute of Sarath Chandran a renowned documentary filmmaker and activist.

R Manohar recieving Medha Patkar at our stall.

An artwork of Dr Binayak Sen done by a few students.


Seminar on the Human Rights of the vulnerable sections of society – a Success!

February 14, 2011

The seminar held on Saturday February 12, 2001 was a success. Here is a newspaper clipping from The Hindu.

Here are some glimpses of the event.

Mr Mathews lighting the lamp.

Dr Ruth Manorama lighting the lamp.

Ms Nina Nayak (Chairperson - KCPCR) being honoured.

Prof. Jogan Shankar lighting the lamp.

Ms. Mary Gracelet Stanly (Principal of St Joseph's Evening College) lighting the lamp.

Ms Nina Nayak (Chairperson - KCPCR) delivering the keynote address.

Dr Ruth Manorama delivering her talk.

Mr Mathews delivering his talk.

Mr R Manohar (Head of Programmes - SICHREM) delivering the vote of thanks.

Prof. Jogan Shankar delivering his interactive talk to the students.

The participants listening to the talks.

During the interactive session.

Ms Nina Nayak (Chairperson - KCPCR) delivering the keynote address.

During the interactive session.


Seminar on the Human Rights of the Vulnerable sections of society

February 12, 2011

In association with St Joseph’s Evening College, SICHREM is organisating a one day seminar on the human rights of the vulnerable sections of the society. For more details refer the information below;

SHRC along with SICHREM raids Police Out-Post

February 11, 2011

The SHRC along with SICHREM conducted a raid yesterday 10 February, 2011 Mico layout outpost police station and seized equipments used for torture. The electronic media and press were present at the spot.

Here is the TOI report of the raid.


February 9, 2011

From the recently concluded two day seminar held in collaboration with St Joseph’s Commerce College and Stree Jagrithi Samiti.

Here is a DNA news report and a TOI news report.

Seminar on Armed Forces Special Powers Act & Irom Sharmila at SCM House 3 February 2011

February 2, 2011

Venue: SCM House, Mission Road, Bangalore
Date: February 3, 2011
Time: 9.30 am to 4pm
The main speakers are: Prof. Bimol (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Babloo (Human Rights Alert, Imphal)
Nitan (Extra Judicial Execution Victim Families’ Association Manipur)
Chandam Netraj (Director of documentary film, `April 6th).
And other speakers from various organisations of Bangalore.

A protest in solidarity with Sharmila Irom Chanu is also organised at 5-7pm, Town Hall, Bangalore.

Seminar on AFSPA and protest in solidarity with Sharmila Irom Chanu
dear friends, Sharmila Irom Chanu today symbolises the peoples struggle against tyranny and oppression, she has been on a world record fast, her determined unique sojourn against the Indian state’s intransigence has reached ten and a quarter years. The people of Manipur, other north eastern states and those in the valley of Kashmir live a life under brutality in this so-called largest democracy of the world.

in the recent period, the draconian AFSPA has come to be debated severely and the decibel levels against that unjust law is also growing by the day. without any hesitation one can say that it is the a decade long fast of Sharmila that shakes the conscience of the people of this land.

Given the disgusting political super structure of India which is infested with scams, nepotism, political horse trading which are nothing but the boons of neo-liberal offensive unleashed upon the people in the name of development, the issues of democratic justice to nationalities and identities get swamped in the glitter of growth and the mirage of becoming “super power”.

But people with democratic and solidarity concerns have to bond together and discuss these issues of our polity in detail, which can then show us a way forward from the mess that the militarist  “nationalist” elite of this country have created.

Please join us in a seminar on AFSPA, speakers from north east including Manipur will be sharing their concerns. ‘Le Mashalien’ a one woman play on Sharmila Irom by Ojas SV will also be staged during this meeting at 4 pm.  ‘April 6th’A film on the plight of the widows of Manipur whose husbands were murdered by the Indian Army will also be screened at the venue at 1.30 pm.

The events are organised in Bangalore by Peoples’ Solidarity Concerns, SICHREM, Pedestrian Pictures, Open Space, New Socialist Alternative, Students Christian Movement of India, Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, Visual Search, Indian Social Institute, Moving Republic and other organisations

Please do join us and also feel free to bring your friends.

For further details:

Press Release – Repeal Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)

February 2, 2011

Being part of the People’s Solidarity Concern, from SICHREM Mr Mathews participated in a press release for the repeal of the draconian AFSPA. This was done as part of a six day campaign in view of the completion of the 10 year hunger strike by poet and activist Irom Sharmila, to repeal the AFSPA.

The campaign ends on Feb 3, 2011 with a whole day program at Students Christian Movement (SCM) house, followed by a rally to Town Hall.

Seminar on the Human Rights of the Vulnerable Sections. February 12, 2011

February 2, 2011

The Department of Political Science in collaboration with the South India Cell for Human Rights Education and Monitoring (SICHREM) is organizing a UGC sponsored Seminar on the Human Rights of the Vulnerable Sections. The objective of this seminar is to emphasize the growing importance attached to the rights of the vulnerable, especially the Dalits, Tribals, Women, Children and the People in Confinement Institutions. In today’s globalized world, it accommodates an exponentially increasing population of the haves and have-nots.

The Seminar will be held on February 12, 2011 from 9 am to 4pm at St. Joseph’s Boy’s High School Hall.

Standing aside Binayak Sen

February 2, 2011

A silent protest and vigil “Calling for the release of Dr Binayak Sen as Part of Nationwide Protest was held between  5-7PM, on January 30, 2011 – Martyr’s Day, at Town Hall, Bangalore.

It was organized jointly by ALF, Aneka, Bengalooru Janara Vedike, JAAK, Janasthra, Karnataka Sex Workers Union, NAPM, PDF, PUCL, Sangama, SICHREM, Vimochana and others.

Photography by Katherine Isojoki.