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Release of Bhopal Encounter Fact Finding Report PDF Print E-mail
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A fact finding report on the recent alleged encounter of SIMI activists near Bhopal was released today, Tuesday 29th November 2016, at the Press Club of India in New Delhi.

altThe Bhopal jailbreak and encounter had taken place on 31stOctober 2016.

The report raises many questions regarding the encounter, which were also highlighted in the program that marked the release.

Vipul Kumar of Quill Foundation, and Ansar Indori of NCHRO, who were both part of the Fact Finding Team (FFT), spoke at the event. The press conference was also addressed by Manisha Sethi of JTSA, Adv Sarim Naved and noted legal scholar Usha Ramanathan.

Some of the main issues highlighted by them were:-

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NCHRO demands judicial probe into Nilambur encounter Killing PDF Print E-mail
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altKozhikode, Nov 26, 2016 The National Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO) today demanded a judicial probe into killings of two Maoists in a stage managed encounter with police in Nilambur forests in Kerala on November 24. Kuppuswamy alias Devaraj and Ajitha alias Kaveri were killed in an encounter with police in Paduka forest range.

 

NCHRO demanding a judicial inquiry rather than the routine magisterial inquiry by treating it as culpable homicide and issuing an FIR. The country has seen a significant uptick in the number of Fake Encounters. The term “encounter” itself  is a widely understood euphemism for extra-judicial killings. Fake encounters introduce terror as a component of governance and erode its very democratic essence.The way the law and order machinery functions or the overall policing climate, all point towards wanton misuse of power and underprivileged are naturally at the receiving end of injustice and many of them pay with their lives.

 

A faked killing is not an aberration of a few runaway miscreant officers; it is an integral if shadowy element of the system itself, one in which the State eliminates its own people. No one to bypass and sabotage standard operating procedures and regular law-compliant methods, No body can exercise the terrifying power to snuff out human , everybody has to respect the legal foundation on which civilised society is built. Thoughtful leadership and strong civilian oversight would help improve ways to handle use of force in policing.

 

Unfortunately, the truth behind the encounter killing will probably remain elusive, and justice, if due to the victims’ families, will be long in coming. 

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BHOPAL ENCOUNTER: FACT FINDING REPORT PDF Print E-mail
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A nine-member Fact Finding Team from various civil society organisations and institutions visited Bhopal from 4-6th November to look into the encounter of 8 SIMI undertrials, as well as the alleged murder of a Security guard. The team visited the encounter site, spoke to the officials, visited the family of the deceased, and interviewed some of the prime witnesses and investigating officers in the case.

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The Report comprises of three parts-

1) fact finding on the Murder of Ram Shankar Yadav (security guard),

2) the issue of the Jail break and

3) the encounter killings.

 

The Report raises some serious questions about the state's narrative of the encounter and also presents a brief profile of 5 of the 8 people who have been killed.   Following is the Complete Fact Finding Report :

http://nchro.org/images/ebooks/BhopalFFTReport.pdf

 
NCHRO Seminar on Nationalism and Its Implications PDF Print E-mail
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altThe Seminar on “Nationalism and Its Implications” organized by NCHRO Karnataka Chapter, successfully completed. Held on November 19, at SCM House, Bangalore, the seminar opened with an inaugural speech by NCHRO National committee member Prof. Nagaragere Ramesh. NCHRO Karnataka Chapter president Adv. Balan presided over the program and NCHRO activist Ms. Selvi presented the welcome address. A key goal of the Seminar was to contribute in a substantial way to the study of the meaning of nationalism and its changing contours.

 

The highlight of the program was the lively scholarly seminar led by Shamsul Islam, Professor University of Delhi (Rtd).

 

 
Fact Finding Report on Communal Riots in Village Tatehra, Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh PDF Print E-mail
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altOn 13 October 2016, communal riots took place in the Gummakhan Purva and Medilal Purva of village Tatehra, Bahraich during Durga Puja procession which was taking an idol for immersion. In the loot, arson, and violence that followed, 40 houses belonging to members of the Muslim community were burnt down. A 7-year old child, Soni, was tragically burnt to death during the riots. Several people were also grievously injured and cattle and other property and valuables such as vehicles, cattle, cash and jewellery were destroyed.

The fact finding team visited Tatehra on 16 October 2013. Apart from the Gummakhan Purva and Medilal Purva of village Tatehra, the team also visited two adjoining villages, Bahelia and Balchanpur.

Tatehra gram panchayat is located 130 kilometres from Lucknow, in District Bahraich. The village has a total of 44 families— 41 belonging to the Muslim community, 2 to the Kurmi community and 1 to a Scheduled Caste. For years, Hindus and Muslims here have been living together peacefully. Villagers told the team that in 1992, when the Babri Masjid was demolished, this area remained free of any communal clashes. However, the communal clashes which occurred here on 13 October 2016 have turned this atmosphere of peace and harmony into that of hatred and violence.

The Incident at Gummakhan Purva, village Tatehra:

Villages Bahelia and Balchanpur are located near village Gummakhan Purva. Durga Puja festivities have been organised in village Bahelia for the past 12 years and the procession taking the idol for immersion would pass through Gummakhan. In the precious years, women also used to be part of the procession. However this year, there were no women in the procession.

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