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Editorial : KILLER COLAS & KILLER MEDICINES OF
The cola companies are so cunning & ruthless that they have used muscle power – rowdies , corrupt police personnel & assaulted harmless peaceful protestors. The cola companies have purchased justice previously in kerala & got favourable judgement. Due to presence of cola companies , under water table has depleted in surrounding villages. The farmers are unable to grow their crops & are committing suicides. One of the senior executive of a cola company – BEJOIS , MADE MURDER THREATS , FIX-UPS IN FALSE CASES TO EDITOR OF HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH'S and even made false complaint to police , but repeatedly failed to turn-up for enquiry fearing that truth will come out. The police closed the case subsequently.
Just a few months back , there was a programme called "bad medicine" on BBC channel , where in the drugs controller for
Your's sincerely, Nagaraj.M.R.
COCA-COLA , PEPSI COLA & OTHER SOFT DRINK MANUFACTURERS -Are you disclosing full information to the consumers about contents of your products ? various soft drink manufacturers & bottled drinking water manufacturers draw their raw material- water from the tube wells . nowadays due to excessive usage of chemical fertilizers , pesticide , insecticides , the ground water table is polluted by these chemicals . these are very harmful for human beings. In some areas even the ground water is poisoned by arsenic & flouride . In addition the soft drink manufacturers use chemical flavours , food additives & preservatives in their products . these are also harmful to human beings above certain limits.
Some of the MNCs are practicing double standards , while in their home operations in the U.S.A they are strictly adhering to F.D.A norms as consumer safety is strictly enforced there by the government , while in
HUMAN RIGHTS SCENARIO IN
Another major problem facing the country is the caste system. Despite many commitments expressed by
The absence of justice also contributes to deeply entrenched poverty and starvation. The AHRC’s studies on starvation deaths have revealed that there have been deaths caused by starvation even due to the negligence of magistrates who have particular responsibilities relating to these matters.
In short, the neglect of justice in
AN APPEAL TO HONOURABLE CHIEF MINISTER OF
Dear Chief Minister,
INDIA: Human rights activist detained in police custody on a frivolous charge
Name of victim: Mr. Gopen Sharma, aged about 44 years, Bayarampur village, Jalangi, Murshidabad district, West Bengal state, India
Alleged perpetrators: Police officers attached with Raninagar police station, Murshidabad district, West Bengal state, India
Place of incident: Kaharpara and Raninagar police station
Date of incident: 8 February 2007
I am writing to you to express my concern regarding an alleged incident of assault and detention of a human rights activist Mr. Gopen Sharma on 8 February 2007. I am informed that Gopen was assaulted by Sarkar, a resident of Kaharpara on
AN APPEAL TO HONOURABLE CHIEF MINISTER OF MANIPUR
Dear The Chief Minister of
AN APPEAL TO HONOURABLE CHAIRMAN NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
Dear Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission of India,
INDIA: Police inaction in alleged assault and death threat against a human rights activist
Name of victim: Mr. Santhosh Kumar Patel, son of Mr Raghubar Patel, resident of Manapur village under Phulpur police station in Varanasi district, Uttar Pradesh state, India
1. Mr Sijjan Yadav, resident of Pindra village under Phulpur police station in Varanasi district, Uttar Pradesh state, India
2. Mr Raju Yadav, resident of Asila, Pindra village
3. Mr Ajeet Patel, resident of Ramaipur, Pindra village
Place of incident: Near Surya Narayan Inter College in village Pindra under Phulpur police station in
Militarisation and impunity in Manipur
Manipur, which is situated on the border of
The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act declared Manipur a ‘disturbed’ area and legitimized full-scale military operations, permitting even a non-commissioned officer to extinguish kill on mere suspicion with guaranteed immunity. The extent of military deployment is such that at the height of anti-insurgent operations in the 1990s there were at least four divisions and 270 paramilitary companies stationed in the small state. Today a military camp can be found nearby every inhabited area of the region. In some parts, the area of land occupied by state security units exceeds that of the villagers. For instance, from Sangakpham Bazaar to Koirengei Duck Farm in Heingang Constituency, a distance of some 5.5 kilometres, the security forces have occupied some 470 acres of land.
There has not ever been a systematic assessment of the effects of militarisation on the people of Manipur. However, it can be said that three decades of suffering and humiliation at the hands of the military has greatly undermined people’s physical and spiritual integrity and threatened the survival of entire communities. The threats are variously direct--caused by extrajudicial executions, rape, torture, enforced disappearance and arbitrary detention--and indirect--caused by confiscation of arable agricultural land, sacred cultural sites and hillocks in residential areas, or restrictions on fishing, farming and other activities in forests and wetlands.
Confiscation of land for military deployment is a recurring cause for great hardship and dissatisfaction, as in the case of the occupation of over 200 acres of land at Mahakabui village in Senapati District, which is now a massive Assam Rifles camp. Land is occupied without regard to its value or importance to local inhabitants. The 8th Assam Rifles have taken over the Chinga Hills, considered a sacred site by the Meitei people. Likewise, they have occupied a prime location inside
Where army camps are set up, villagers lose not only their land but also suffer many other restrictions that affect their livelihoods. The 7th Assam Rifles deployed at Thanga Karang and Sendra has completely banned fishing in
The psychological effects of living within sight of an army camp or similar facility, common throughout Manipur and other northeastern states of
Increasingly the military is being deployed in Manipur to protect unsustainable and exploitative government projects. The Loktak Hydroelectric Power Project, which displaced thousands of people in Thoubal and Bishenpur Districts without compensation and caused massive destruction to the Loktak Wetlands, is being protected by the Central Reserve Police Force and the Border Security Forces. The Assam Rifles and Indian Reserve Battalion are guarding the Mapithel Dam of the Thoubal Multipurpose Project in Ukhrul District, the construction of which has been vehemently opposed by local people. Three people died in December 2005 when the Border Security Forces and Indian Reserve Battalion fired upon villagers demanding proper rehabilitation and resettlement after they were forced out of their houses by the Khuga Dam. And the Assam Rifles has publicly stated that they will protect the construction of Tipaimukh High Dam, which local people have opposed for over two decades.
The expansion of the military and related agencies in Manipur has created enormous problems for civil society. While the government complains that it has no money with which to support civilian institutions, it has blatantly pumped millions more rupees every year into the police and army forces stationed throughout the state. Meanwhile, the spaces for dissent have steadily shrunk.
Public resistance to the militarisation of Manipur began with the historic protests in the early 1980s against the killings and atrocities in Patsoi Langjing perpetrated by the Central Reserve Police Force, including the rape of a pregnant woman. As the legacy of atrocities has continued till today so also has the legacy of protest against injustice, which has been consistently met with violence.
The militarisation of Manipur must be taken seriously. The government of
As far back as 1997 the UN Human Rights Committee called upon the government of
Amnesty International is concerned at reports of shootings, allegedly carried out by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel, that resulted in the death of two local businessmen near Geleki town, Sivasagar district (a town outside CISF jurisdiction in Upper Assam) on 23 January 2007. A third businessman was seriously injured.
Amnesty International would like to remind the Indian authorities that they are obliged, under both international human rights law and the Indian Constitution, to ensure that no one is arbitrarily deprived of their right to life.
According to reports, Mr Nilikesh Gogoi, Mr Bholu and Mr Arun Saikia were returning from a coal depot in Anakbati when the shooting took place. According to Arun Saikia, who is currently undergoing treatment for bullet wounds to his stomach, CISF personnel overtook their vehicle when they were returning from Anakibati, a town bordering Nagaland, at approximately 23.30 and without warning immediately opened fire on the unarmed civilians.
Amnesty International understands that a judicial inquiry into the incident has been ordered by Tarun Gogoi, Chief Minister of
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