|Fact Finding Report| Attacking Pubs and Birthday Parties ~ Communal Policing by Hindutva Outfits

November 5, 2012 by · Comments Off on |Fact Finding Report| Attacking Pubs and Birthday Parties ~ Communal Policing by Hindutva Outfits
Filed under: Communal Violence, Human Rights, Minorities, PUCL Mangalore, Report 

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On January 24, 2009, Pramod Muthalik’s men belonging to the Sri Ram Sene in coordination with Subash Padil (then of the Sri Rama Sene) stormed into a pub in Mangalore and violently attacked girls, on the ground that drinking was against Hindu culture. Three years later on July 28, 2012, Subash Padil (now with the Hindu Jagarana Vedike) and his men, in a cruel imitation of Sri Rama Sene’s act, stormed into a birthday party in Padil, a locality in the heart of Mangalore, and attacked both boys and girls. While these two attacks captured national and even international attention, unfortunately they were not exceptional in what they set out to do. They were only exceptional in the share of media attention they received. In the time span between these two attacks, there were at least one hundred and twelve such attacks on young persons found socializing together, and on young women in particular. The attacks were not captured by the electronic media and were reported in small columns in newspapers, mostly in the local press, and on a few occasions, made it to the national news.

This Report will first document what happened in the attack on the birthday party through the eyes of the victims and media, and then document the responses to the attack by the Hindutva groups as well as by state institutions such as the State Women’s Commission. The Report will then place the attack in the context of the breakdown of law and order in Dakshina Kannada and then make out a case for the changes that need to be brought about.

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|Preliminary Fact Finding Report| Attack on a Dalit in Maddur for attempting to enter a temple

May 8, 2012 by · Comments Off on |Preliminary Fact Finding Report| Attack on a Dalit in Maddur for attempting to enter a temple
Filed under: Minorities, Report 

In Hemmanahalli, a village near Maddur, Kemparaju, a Dalit priest was assaulted on March 15 this year for challenging a social convention that bars Dalits from entering the ‘garba griha’ of the local Chowdeshwari temple. Kemparaju was hospitalised due to injuries, and a case has been foisted against him by the police. This incident is part of the social discrimination that Dalits face in this area.

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|Fact Finding Report| An All Out War

April 14, 2012 by · Comments Off on |Fact Finding Report| An All Out War
Filed under: Human Rights, Press Releases, Report 

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On March 2, 2012, Bangalore witnessed riotous scenes of confrontation between a large number of advocates and a section of the media which took place in the presence of the police in the Civil Court premises in the city. This was followed by a brutal lathi charge by the police on the lawyers present in the court in which  over 100 lawyers were reportedly injured. This unprecedented event has produced consternation in the minds of many people regarding the workings of two vital institutions of democracy in the country, namely the lawyer community and the media, as well as the role of the police in such conflict situations.  Accordingly, two human rights organizations, People’s Union for Civil Liberties (Karnataka) and People’s Democratic Forum decided to conduct a fact-finding investigation into the incidents that took place in the City Civil Court Complex on March 2, 2012.

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|Preliminary Report| Death of Kitta Koraga, Safai Karamchari in Kinnigoli

November 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Human Rights, Minorities, Report 

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In yet another tragic incident of death by manual scavenging in Karnataka, Shri Kitta Koraga, 45 years old, succumbed to asphyxiation while engaged in cleaning a soak pit in Kinnigoli town, Dakshina Kannada district on 6.11.11. On 7.11.11, PUCL, Bangalore, was contacted by Shri Balraj, member of Koragara Abhivrudda Sanghada Okkoota, a community-based organization devoted to the welfare of the Koraga community in Mangalore and Dakshina Kannada districts. Accordingly, a 2-member team of PUCL was formed, consisting of Ramdas and Raghupathi, both members of PUCL Bangalore, to visit Kinnigolli and do a fact-finding investigation of the incident.

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PUCL Karnataka State Council Meet Resolutions

The meeting of the State council of PUCL-Karnataka was held at the premises of Fatima Retreat, Mangalore, on 14-5-2011, from 10.00 am to 2.00pm. Mr P.B. D’Sa, President , PUCL-K, presided over the meeting. Dr V. Lakshminarayana, General secretary, welcomed the gathering. The deliberations was attended by 17 state council members hailing from Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Shimoga, Chamarajanagara and Koppala districts of Karnataka. Report of each units were presented by their respective representatives. After elaborate discussions on the contemporary issues the following resolutions were unanimously adopted. Click here for the resolutions

Draft Memorandum on Implementation of the Karnataka Prohibition of Beggary Act, 1975

May 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Human Rights, Report 

Draft Memorandum on Implementation of the Karnataka Prohibition of Beggary Act, 1975 submitted to
1) Director
Department of Social Welfare
Government of Karnataka

2) Under Secretary

3) Chief Secretary

4) Tehsildar

5) Minister of Social Welfare

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Beggary Survey

April 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Human Rights, Minorities, Report 

Beggary Survey

English
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Kannada

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THE HORRIFYING HUMAN TRAGEDY- Mangalore SEZ

April 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Human Rights, Report 

THE HORRIFYING HUMAN TRAGEDY CALLED MANGALORE SEZ.

DEATH, DESTRUCTION AND RAPE OF THE PLANET
EXTRACTED FROM (A REPORT ON THE ATTACKS ON MINORITIES AND THEIR PLACES OF WORSHIP IN KARNATAKA) Click here for report

AN EDITOR IN CHAINS

April 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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AN EDITOR IN CHAINS – HIS MIRACULOUS SURVIVAL THE SEETHARAM EPISODE

EXTRACTED FROM (A REPORT ON THE ATTACKS ON MINORITIES AND THEIR PLACES OF WORSHIP IN KARNATAKA) Click here for the document

POLICE ATROCITIES IN THE KARAVALI AREA- Report

April 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Human Rights, Report 

POLICE ATROCITIES IN THE KARAVALI AREA COUPLED WITH FAILURE OF THE JUDICIARY IN PROTECTING CITIZENS RIGHTS & LIBERTIES  Click Here for the document

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