Ms. Margaret Sampath, Deputy Director, SICHREM was invited as a guest for a programme ‘ Ondanondu Kaladalli’ a story telling competition for the school children at Radio Active, Jain College on 7th February , 2018 organised by Child Rights Trust, RTE Task Force, ESAF and Sparsha.

February 7, 2018

‘Now is the time to rethink AFSPA’,

February 2, 2018
Appropos the editorial ‘Now is the time to rethink AFSPA’, first of all the Army Chief has no mandate to go public on a policy matter of the Government. This is a democracy and it is not the military to decide whether AFSPA should continue or not. The fact is that the army is enjoying the benefits and privileges of a military rule wherever AFSPA is applied. It is quite natural that they will be unwilling to give up those benefits. Whatever be the situation, using army for internal law and order is undemocratic. Army is meant for fighting enemies beyond borders and not for fighting against your own people. AFSPA has to be lifted without wasting any more time and this legislation itself has to be repealed. 
Mathews Philip

Ms. Riya Kumar, student of I year MSW from Christ University, Bangalore, has successfully completed her internship with SICHREM. We wish her all the best !

January 31, 2018

Internship pic

Mobile Human Rights Legal Clinic at Kyalasanalli Village, Bangalore on January 30, 2018.

January 31, 2018

SICHREM in collaboration with Self- Help group  organised Mobile Human Rights Legal Clinic at Kyalasanalli Village , Bangalore on January 30 ,2018. There were about 25 participants and 6 cases were handled at the clinic. Most of the cases were related to family issues, neighborhood issues & property issues. Adv. Eunice Mercy & Adv. Shashikaka gave legal counseling to the victims.

Below are some photos taken.

Legal Clinic 1Legal Clinic

SICHREM staff team at Annual Retreat and refresher course at Wayanad from 26-28 January, 2018

January 30, 2018


Students appearing for exams after completing the Diploma in Human Rights studies (IX Batch) at St. Joseph’s Evening College, Bangalore on 15 January, 2018.

January 16, 2018

January 11, 2018

Sichrem files a complaint to National Human Rights Commission-NHRC in support of wheel chair bound Prof. Kaushik Kumar Majumdar, who was denied travel with his wheel chair by Air India Staff from Bangalore to Kolkata even after completing all security checks.

On 17th December 2017, he was denied from boarding the Air India Aircraft flight from Bangalore to Kolkata. Even though his wheel chair was entirely scanned by the security personnel at the Airport and was given clearance. His Boarding Pass was duly stamped but the Air India ground staff did not allow him board the aircraft with his wheel chair.

This incident also shows the lack of awareness and sensitization among the officials and authorities who are supposed to be handling the persons with disabilities. If the government and its agencies are not caring about people with disabilities and also harassing and humiliating the person who needs special care and attention is a matter of serious Human Rights Violation.

Therefore we request the honourable commission to intervene in to the matter to make an enquiry and to initiate stringent action against officials and authorities who are at fault.