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NCDHR-January/February Newsletter

by mudasser — last modified 2010-04-07 13:28

A brief Summary of NCDHR Initiatives in the month of January and February.

                        NCDHR Initiatives              

The new team.
NCDHR was happy to welcome new members in the team:
Mudasser Ahmed our new Media & Communication Officer.
Alice Caillot, a new intern coming from France has arrived on 25th January and will spend one year with NCDHR to support the National Dalit Movement for Justice and the media and communication Unit.
JANUARY events


National Dalit Movement for Justice (NDMJ)


On 30th January 2010, the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 has completed 20 years of its coming into effect. On the eve of this twentieth anniversary of the act, since NDMJ suggestion for a review and certain amendments to this act is being ‘examined’ by the different state governments and other enforcement bodies, the movement organized public action in different State capitals, demanding a review of the implementation of the act and necessary amendment to this act.
In the course of January, NDMJ has taken part to two conferences: The first one was a National-level Conference on the review of implementation of the SC & ST (PoA) Act in its twentieth year. It was organized on 21st January 2010 by the Law Department of the Mumbai University, with the support of National Dalit Movement for Justice. NDMJ presented its study on the implementation of the act and the suggested amendment to this act of the National Campaign on SC & ST (PoA) Act. The second one was organized by Human Rights Law Network, Maharashtra on 30th January 2010 in Mumbai on the issue of Custodial Violence and NDMJ presented on why and how it is mainly Dalits who are mostly victimized by this form of atrocity.

NJDM has also been very active in the course of January by organizing several fact finding missions following atrocities committed on Dalits and by conducting legal interventions to make sure charge-sheets are being filed. The movement also met with some lawyers to discuss on the status of 4 selected cases and the strategy for legal intervention in these cases and organized advocacy meetings and interventions in selected cases in Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.


NDMJ kept filing on RTI applications for enforcing the provisions of SC&ST on POA Act in the states of Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh and was successful in Maharashtra where the District Magistrates of 20 districts have already responded by calling for investigation of their documents and thereby get the information regarding the enforcement of the SC & ST (PoA) Act. NCDHR has already started the investigating the documents in the districts of Akola, Amravati and Vashi.

 
NDMJ has also organized a Training of Trainers along-with Indian Institute of Paralegal Studies and Centre for Social Justice in Ahmedabad. In this programme 17 participants from the States of Bihar, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh were trained. They have drafted a good training manual. A plan was also decided on training of 345 paralegals on the issue of SC & ST (PoA) Act, Domestic Violence, RTI, NREGS and Land issue.

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NCDHR-January/February Newsletter

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