Media report- KSHRC ORDER- On Custodial death-dated 27/06/2019.

June 27, 2019

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MEDIA REPORT IN The Hindu dated 27-06-2019, page 5. The same article also published in Deccan Herald pg 3A and Deccan Chronicle pg. 3. Dear Friends, Karnataka State Commission has ordered CID investigation into the death (alleged torture by Jail wardens) of Syed Fairoz (21) who was an under trial prisoner in Parappanna Agrahara Central Jail, Bangalore. Commission also ordered a compensation of Ten Lakhs to the victim’s family. Commission has also ordered strict action against the errant officials. Syed Fairoz S/o Syed Munna who was a resident of DJ halli in Bangalore and was an under trial prisoner died at Victoria hospital on 23- January, 2019. The postmortem report said the death is due to septicemia consequent upon injuries sustained on his body. South Indian Cell for Human Rights Education and Monitoring (SICHREM) is one of the complainants to Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) in this case.


The Human Rights week

December 7, 2018

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The Human Rights Day week concluded with the Candle light Vigil and oath at Town hall


“UN INTERNATIONAL DAY IN SUPPORT OF VICTIMS OF TORTURE”

October 29, 2018

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SICHREM in collaboration with  St. Joseph’s College and Indian Social Institute , Bangalore organized a rally to commemorate the World Anti- Torture Day on June 26th, 2015. Fighting Impunity was the theme for the Anti- torture day campaign. An awareness skit and dance was performed by the students of St. Joseph’s college. The rally started   from St. Joseph’s college to Town hall,  rally ended with the ‘Candle Light Vigil’ at Town Hall  to show solidarity and support for all victims of torture. They were around 300 students participated in this event.

 


Meera Saksena’s appointment as KSHRC Chairperson.

October 29, 2018

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Retired IAS Meera Saksena’s appointment opposed as Karnataka State Human Rights Acting Chairperson(KSHRC) By Several Human Rights Organizations.


PROTEST AGAINST DEATH PENALTY JULY 29th, 2015

October 29, 2018

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SICHREM Protest against the High Court Order on Pascal Mazurier

October 29, 2018

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26th June UN international Day in support of victims of Torture

October 29, 2018

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26th June UN international Day in support of victims of Torture-Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, Degrading Treatment or Punishment (“CAT”)

26th June marks the UN International Day in Support of the Victims of Torture. It provides us with an opportunity to honour the victims and survivors of torture, and for us all, survivors of torture and their allies, to stand in solidarity. The Convention against Torture (CAT) adopted in 1984, came into effect on June 26th,1987,

Despite its prohibition, torture continues: both physical and psychological and is prevalent in over half the world’s countries. Instances of torture are not confined to police custody and interrogation situations. In a variety of other settings, particularly in the private sphere, the emotional and physical ordeal endured by women, harassed for dowry, subjected to sexual harassment and discrimination; young children forced into labor, subjected to verbal, physical and sexual abuse; the suffering of marginalized groups, the severe inhumane forms of atrocities on Dalits are some instances. This is a disgrace in the twenty-first century.

The aim of torture is to exert power, to punish, create fear, to destroy trust, to break down the victim’s personality and resilience. It is first and foremost a means of instilling fear in society at large. Torture is not only destructive at the individual and family level, but also a crucial obstacle to economic and social development.

The effects of torture continue long after the actual act. And rehabilitation is crucial – for the individual, their family and society. The purpose of rehabilitation is to empower the survivor to resume as full a life as possible. Rebuilding the life of someone whose dignity has been destroyed takes time and as a result long-term material, medical, psychological and social support is needed. It is important to stress that rehabilitation is possible. And it works. Rehabilitation is also a right.

As of 22nd June 2012, there are 150 State Parties, who have ratified CAT and 74 states are yet to ratify CAT – the Government of India has still not ratified (signed in October 1997).