Achievements

Issues Addressed

 

ISSUES ADDRESSED BY BHARTIYA VIKAS SANSTHAN

& STATUS OF PETITIONS

 

NHRC 1018/13/16/2014: On 23rd April 2014 made a complaint to National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) against Shri Raj Thackeray, President of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s threat to the life and property of North Indian migrants and his party spreading hatred for North Indian communities. (Reference various news paper clippings and press releases).

Action Taken by the Commission

In response to a fresh Petition filed on 3/8/2017, the Commission carefully considered the contents of the petition. Before the matter could be examined in detail, let a copy of the same be transmitted to Chief Secretary, and DG of Police, Government of Maharashtra be directed to examine the extent of threat by MNS and take immediate action and ensure protection the human rights of the victims relating to their life, liberty, dignity and property, strictly according to the mandate of the Constitution and submit an Action Taken Report within two weeks. The State Authorities be directed to take utmost care to ensure the safety of non-marathi community living in Mumbai.

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NHRC Case No. 135/9/5/2014: Reported to NHRC vide our reference letter dated 7th May 2014 about the plight and miseries faced by the  Ponywallas, Palakiwallas, Pithus and other workers , who are rendering their services at Vaishno Devi Shrine, Jammu & Kashmir.  Lack of insurance, social security scheme, education etc.

Action Taken by the Commission

The Commission carefully considered the contents of the report and took note of the several measures taken by the Government of J&K for the welfare of the aforesaid poor labourers. A copy of the same was transmitted to BVS. In response to the same, BVS furnished details and raised very important and pertinent issues which required to be examined by the State authorities of J&K. In the circumstances, the copy of the same be transmitted to the Chief Secretary, Government J&K for his examination and necessary reply. Response within six weeks positively.

BVS received a letter dated 11th August 2017 stating that the details furnished by us have been forwarded to the Chief Secretary, Govt of J&K for his examination and necessary reply within 6 weeks.

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NHRC Case No.1386/13/16/2014: Complaint against Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai  & Mumbai Police for forcibly removing/ evacuating   the Hawkers/Street Vendors of Mumbai  without implementing various directives of Supreme Court and High Court. 

Action taken by the Commission

The Commission carefully considered the contents of the report. A copy of the same was transmitted to the Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra to have holistic approach and take a long term pragmatic decision as per the guidelines of the Hon'ble Apex Court if any to permanently resolve the issue once for all, if the complainants still had any grievance they would be at liberty to approach appropriate forum of law. In the circumstances, the matter required no further intervention of the Commission, accordingly the case be closed with an intimation to the complainant.The Case is closed

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NHRC Case No. 639/13/32/2015: Farmers’ suicides in the state of   Maharashtra especially in the regions of Vidarbha and Marathwada. Sought urgent intervention of NHRC with the issues to prevent suicides and to provide economic compensation, social security and complete empowerment of farmers family along with monetary support and to tackle their issues scientifically. 

Action taken by the Commission

In the proceedings dated 18th May, 2015, the commission had requested the Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra to furnish the following documents within a period of four weeks:- (i) A copy of the Chief Minister's Package, including the criteria for eligibility for receiving ex-gratia relief; and, (ii) A copy Prime Minister's Package, including the criteria for eligibility for receiving ex-gratia relief. Since this Commission did not receive any reply from the Chief Secretary, the Commission vide its proceedings dated 22nd February, 2015 issued a reminder to the Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra to answer the queries in the Commission's proceedings dated 18th May, 2015. Now, the Commission has received a letter from the Office of the Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra that he has informed the Secretary, Relief & Rehabilitation Department, Government of Maharashtra to look into the queries raised by this Commission vide its proceedings dated 18.5.2015 and submit his report directly to the NHRC. The Secretary, Relief and Rehabilitation Department has not sent any report to this Commission so far. Therefore, we direct the Secretary, Relief & Rehabilitation Department to answer the queries raised by this Commission in its proceedings dated 18.5.2015 as early as possible, at any rate, within four weeks from the date of receipt of a copy of this order. If no report is received within the stipulated period, the Commission will be constrained to invoke the provisions u/s 13 of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. Since the Commission has already taken cognizance of the very same issue in Case No. 1665/13/3/2012 and initiated action, it is unnecessary to continue with the proceedings initiated by us on the complaints dated 14.9.2011 and 22.4.2013 filed by Shri R.H. Bansal and also the suo motu proceedings initiated in Case No 749/13/32/2014. Therefore, the linked files are closed in this matter.

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Case No.1491/35/6/2015: Pollution of River Ganga and health problems faced by local people of Uttarakhand. 

Action taken by the Commission

This complaint has been sent to the Commission by Dr. Yogesh Dube, an Officer on Special Duty of Maharashtra Govt. He says that Uttrakhand Pollution Control Board has reported that several Ashrams of Haridwar and Rishikesh are polluting the Ganga by dumping unprocessed sewage directly into the river. He has prayed for action against these Ashrams etc. and for a direction to the Govt. to prepare an action plan to stop pollution of Ganga river. 2. This complaint is based on a news report carried by English daily "Hindustan Times" of 9.3.15. 3. Pursuant to the direction of the Commission, Member Secretary of the Uttrakhand Environment Protection & Pollution Control Board has sent his report dated 24.5.15. It appears from the report that pursuant to the direction of the National Green Tribunal, the State Pollution Control Board, Uttrakhand Jal Nigam and Central Pollution Control Board visited Rishikesh and Haridwar area and submitted a report. Hence, it is necessary to ascertain whether the National Green Tribunal is seized of the matter. 4. The Member Secretary, Uttrakhand Environment Protection & Pollution Control Board, is, therefore, directed to provide the following information within 4 weeks :- Whether the matter is still pending before the National Green Tribunal? If the matter has been disposed of finally, a copy of the order be sent to the Commission.

Commission is considering the reports received from concerned authority

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Case No.10790/24/16/2015: Bad conditions of Roads of Sant Ravidas Nagar (Bhadohi) Uttar Pradesh. 

Action taken by the Commission

These proceedings shall be read in continuation of the proceedings dated 25.5.2016. Commission directed to issue summons to the concerned authorities u/s 13 of PHR Act 1993 to appear before the Commission on 2.6.2016 along with the requisite report. Pursuant to the summons, Chief Secretary, PWD, Government of UP, submitted report dated 21.7.2016. Commission had perused the reports and documents submitted along with the report and deems it necessary to obtain the comments of the complainant if any within eight week.Response from concerned authority is awaited.

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Case No.766/13/16/2015 & Case No. 766/13/16/2015: Spreading of H1N1 (SWINE FLU) virus & shortage of Tamiflu medicine in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Action taken by the Commission

The requisite reports/comments in the aforesaid cases have been received. The PO (M-3) to put up draft proceedings within 6 weeks The Commission considered the report the Government Appears to have taken sufficient measures. The Commission is of the view that no further action is needed. Accordingly this case is closed with observation that the State Government will ensure the continuation of measures in the future as well.Since there has been a spurt of H1N1 cases throughout India, BVS sent copies of newspaper reports to the NHRC ON 28TH August 2017.

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Case No.19289/24/73/2014: Poor Power supply in village Kusauda, Suryawan, Sant Ravidas Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, affecting health services, functioning of schools and public safety.

Action by the Commission

Since the case has been transferred to the Rural Electrification Corpn., Ltd., New Delhi, BVS sent them a Reminder on 15th November 2017.

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Case No. 1687/13/16/2015 Non-availability of doctors and dysfunctioning of equipment at S.K.Patil BMC Hospital, Malad. Letter sent to Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission on 30th March 2015 and reminder on 30th May 2015 to MSHRC.

Action taken by the Commission

Letter received on 1/8/2017 from the NHRC issuing summons to the Principal Secretary, Urban Development Dept, Mantralaya, Mumbai to submit the report within a period of 6 weeks.  Response from the concerned authority is awaited.

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Case No. 1339/13/16/2015 Rampant Corruption in Railway by Railway Staff & Officials including RPF,GRP and Touts & the problems faced by WR & CR passengers.  Letter sent on 26th May 2015 to National Human Rights Commission for necessary course of action.

Action taken by the Commission

These proceedings should be read in continuation of the earlier proceedings of the Commission dated 3.8.2017. The substance of the complaint dated 26.5.2015 by Dr. Yogesh Dubey related to a multi dimensional problems affecting the Indian Railway administration; right from the stage of booking of a reservation ticket upto the quality of food served in the trains. The complainant drew the attention of the Commission with regard to the corruption practised in the Railway booking of reservation tickets and the corruption by the Railway employees and inaction by the Vigilance Department of the Railways and inaction of the Railway Protection Force with respect to the crimes committed inside the trains. Thus the complainant sought the intervention of the Commission for necessary action. The Commission vide its proceedings dated 12.6.2015 issued notice to the Chairman, Railway Board and Director General of Police, Maharashtra RPF was directed to submit their response within four weeks. In response to the same, a report was received from the Commissioner of Police, Railways Mumbai and Dy. Inspector General of Police, Ministry of Railways, Railway Board Government of India New Delhi denied the allegations made by the complainant. A copy of each of the said report was transmitted to the complainant for his response vide proceedings dt. 27.2.2017. In response to the same, the complainant alleged that reports were received from the Commissioner of Police, Railways Mumbai and Dy. Inspector General of Police Ministry of Railway Board do not deny the allegations raised by the complainant. Further the complainant in his reply expressed his surprise to para No. 6 of the reply of the Chief Security Commissioner and point No. (iv) of Chief Security Commissioner, the complainant sought the required document as his allegations were not considered appropriately. Let a copy of the reply dt. 4.5.2017 of the complainant be transmitted to the Commissioner of Police, Railways, Mumbai and Dy. Inspector General of Police Ministry of Railway Board to submit a reply to the same along with documents in support of the reply within six weeks positively. Response from the concerned authority is awaited.

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Case No. 22202/24/16/2015 Worsening and poor medical facilities in the District of Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh Letter sent on 27th May 2015 to National Human Rights Commission. 

Action taken by the Commission

A further report dated 12.7.2017 has been received from Special Secretary, State of Uttar Pradesh forwarding the report of Addl. CMO Bhadohi that an X-ray machine is available in the 30 bedded PHC, Suriyawan but the same has not been made functional due to non-payment by the Government. Ultrasound machine is not proposed for this centre. There is no shortage of water as water tank with R.O. facilities is there along with two submersible pumps. Electric generator is installed and solar light facilities are also there. Male, female toilets are also there. One gynecologist, one eye surgeon, one paediatric specialist and two general doctors are posted here. Sufficient numbers of stall nurses are also available. The report further states that 130 bedded maternity centre is functional now although no separate staff or equipments had been sanctioned for the same. From time to time different health camps and seminars are being organized by the centre. Similar facilities have been reported with regard to the Maharaja Balwant Singh Rajkiya Chikitsalaya, Bhadoi which is functioning with 50 beds. 100 bedded maternity child health wings are under construction in which 65 per centre work is complete. The hospital is working with full capacity. Operation Theaters are fully maintained, four ambulances are working round the clock and daily report is being sent to the Health and Family Welfare Department, Mirzapur. Four beds are exclusively reserved for emergency cases. DOT centre is available for Tuberculoses patients. Lastly, it is requested that 14 vacancies in different cadres need to be filled up and post of staff nurse needs to be created. 35 K.V. generator is required and also a vehicle for the CMO. Let a copy of the report dated 12.7.2017 be sent to the complainant for his comments, if any, which should be received in the Commission within six weeks.

Since we did not receive the said Report, BVS has not been able to comment on the same.  A reminder has been sent.  The Report is awaited. 

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Case No. 1398/13/0/2015 Saving innocent lives of citizens, rising death toll and deteriorating condition of Fire Brigade officials in Maharashtra. Taken up issue with Governor of Maharashtra and Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Action taken by the Commission

The Deputy Secretary, Urban Development Department, Government of Maharashtra. In the reply the concerned state authority while denying the allegations made by the complainant stated that the State Government had already visualized the needs of the said services and accordingly it had taken conscious decision to implement Maharashtra Agni Suraksha Abhiyan to moderate and strengthen the safety and security of the fire services. It also extended its services by enlarging the urban local bodies and specially such bodies where fire services were not available on top priority. So it can be stated that the State Government had not committed for betterment of fire services. A copy of the report was transmitted to the complainant for his comments, if any, within six weeks. In response to the same, a reply dt. 1/6/2016 was received from the complainant. In his reply the complainant raised pertinent issues for the consideration of the State authorities of Government of Maharashtra. Let a copy of the comments furnished by the complainant be transmitted to the Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra for his examination and submission of a necessary reply within six weeks positively.

Commission is considering the response received from the concerned authority.

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Case No.36956/24/32/2015 Dismal conditions of schools in UP.

Action taken by the Commission

The complaint was transferred to the Secretary, Dept of Education, Govt of U.P. for action as deemed appropriate. The authority concerned is directed to take appropriate action within 8 weeks and to inform the complainant of the action taken in the matter.  The case has been disposed off.

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Case No.1202/13/16/2016 Indiscriminate poaching in Sanjay Gandhi National Park and in action of State Authorities to curb the same.

Action taken by the Commission

BVS has submitted another petition dated 12.6.2017. He has stated that beside killing and poaching animals in Sanjay Gandhi National park, the animals are not being cared for in a proper manner. The Commission has considered the matter. Let a copy of the report dated 4.5.2017 along with enclosures and report dated1.6.2017- be sent to the complainant for his comments, if any, which should be received in the Commission within six weeks, failing which the matter will be decided on merit. Let a copy of the petition dated 12.6.2017 of the complainant be sent to the Chief Conservator of Forests and Director, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali (East), Mumbai to submit further report in the matter within six weeks.  Response from the concerned authority is awaited.

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Case No. 2134/13/16/2015 Filed a case in NHRC regarding Project Affected Persons in Mumbai who have been affected and displaced by various projects in the city.  Reminder sent to MSHRC on 11/10/2016.

Action taken by the Commission

NHRC transferred the case to MSHRC in October 2015.  Reminder sent to MSHRC on 9th November 2017

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Case No. 2985/13/16/2015 NHRC & 5339/2015/2732 MSHRC Urgent need for compensation, resettlement and rehabilitation of fire victims Slum dwellers of Damu Nagar, Kandivali East, Mumbai.  Reminder sent on 11/10/2016. 

Action taken by the Commission

NHRC transferred the case to MSHRC ON 18/3/2015.  MSHRC issued notices to the Municipal Commissioner BMC, Chief Officer, SRA and the Chief Conservator of forests and the Director of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Reminder sent on 9th November 2017

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Case No. 1662/12/20/2015  Itarsi Fire Compensation from Railways.

Action taken by the Commission

The complaint be transmitted to the concerned authority for such action as deemed appropriate. The authority concerned is directed to take appropriate action within 8 weeks and to inform the complainant of the action taken in the matter. Compensation was offered to the victims by the Railways. The Case is Disposed off.

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Case  No. 222/13/16/2016 Petition for not initiating stern action / not taking preventive steps to protect Resident Doctors and other medical fraternity from attacks of family and relatives of sick/deceased patients.

Action taken by the Commission

NHRC transferred the cased to MSHRC ON 12TH April 2016.  5th Reminder sent to MSHRC ON 9th November 2017

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Case No.38556/24/48/2013 Juveniles in Jail below the age of 18 years do not have proof of age called for investigation by the NHRC to ensure that no juvenile languish in jail and also ensure the safety of women and the nutrition, education and welfare of their children who are permissible in jails.

Action taken by the Commission  

By its proceedings dated 31.10.2016 the Commission directed the Registry to do the following : 1) Obtain a report from the Directors General of Prisons from all the States/U.Ts in regard to the juveniles languishing in their respective Jails; 2) Issue reminders to those States who have not submitted the report/copy of the Juvenile Justice Rules to the Commission; and; 3) Obtain the copy of the Rules from the nine States who are following a different set of Rules other than the laid down rules under Rule 12 of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Rules 2007. In compliance, the Registry vide letters dated 25.11.2016 requested all the Directors General of Prisons of all the States/UTs to send the report with regard to the juveniles languishing in their respective jails. However, response has been received from the Govts. of Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Jaipur, Moradabad, Dhanbad, Agra and Lucknow is still awaited. Having considered the matter involving determination of age of juveniles, the Commission directs the Registry to issue reminders to the Govts. of Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Jaipur, Moradabad, Dhanbad, Agra and Lucknow to send requisite reports within 08 weeks. Research Division of the Commission is also directed to make a comprehensive study in tabulated form as follow : i) Status of Central Rules with regard to determination of age of juveniles? ii) Which States/UTs have been adopting Central Rules with regard to determination of age of juveniles? ii) Which States/UTs have not been adopting Central Rules with regard to determination of age of juveniles? iii) Which States/UTs have not framed Rules with regard to determination of age of juveniles? Put up after 08 weeks.

Commission is considering the reports received from concerned authority

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Case No. 4760/30/0/2016 Raised the matter of persons with Disabilities with NHRC.  They have forwarded the matter to the Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice, New Delhi.

Action taken by the Commission            

The complaint be transmitted to the concerned authority for such action as deemed appropriate. The authority concerned is directed to take appropriate action within 8 weeks and to inform the complainant of the action taken in the matter. Dispossed off

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Case No. 2327/2015 Raised the issue of inhuman condition of labourers cleaning the sewerage / gutters in Maharashtra and under various other corporations in India with MSHRC and NHRC to cover this sector of labourers under Social Security Schemes, Health Insurance, right to Education, Food Security and to provide them all the benefits to live as dignified citizens in the country.  

BVS also took up the issue with the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, New Delhi and with the NHRC. The NHRC registered Case No. 2185/13/16/2016 and transferred the case to the Chief Secretary, Govt of Maharashtra in November 2016.  The National Commission for Scheduled Castes, took up the issue with other State Governments.We sent reminders to the MSHRC, National Commission for Scheduled Castes and the NHRC ON 15th November 2017.

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Case No.6585/24/1/2016  Accused prisoners in Agra Jail of Uttar Pradesh completed their term but still in prison due to non-payment of the fine amount imposed by the Honourable Court of Law.

Action taken by the Commission     

The Commission vide speed-post dated 6th March, 2017 got transmitted a copy of the report dated 28.8.2016 along with enclosures to the complainant for his comments.

  • Action taken by BVS

We have filed our reply by Speed Post on 27/3/2017 and sent a reminder on 29th May 2017. Sent another letter in Hindi YD/NHRC/397 5th October 2017

STATUS : Case is closed.

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Case No.39865/24/69/2016  On 12/10/2016 wrote to the National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi regarding Illegal Mining and the welfare of labourers in Sonbundra.

Action taken by the Commission

The case has been transferred to the UPSHRC on 21st December 2016.

The UPSHRC vide its letterWe sent a reminder to the SHRC on 15th November 2017 dated 19/1/2017 has taken up the issue with the District Magistrate of Sonbhadra.  The petition will come up for hearing by in March 2017. Reminder sent on 15th November 2017

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Case No. 29/2016 On 25th October 2016 took up the issue of the violation of Human Rights of the Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu & Kashmir, with the Jammu & Kashmir State Human Rights Commission and the National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi. 

Action taken by the Commission

The J&KSHRC issued a letter to the Chief Secretary J & K for his report in the matter. Sent a reminder to JKSHRC on 12th October 2017.

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Case No. 535/13/16/2017 On 6TH February 2017 took up the issue of non-availability of Divyang friendly infrastructure in public utility buildings in Mumbai and other cities of Maharashtra.

Action taken by the Commission

These proceedings shall be read in continuation of earlier proceedings of the Commission dated 21.02.2017 vide which a copy of the complaint was directed to be transmitted to the concerned authority for such action as deemed appropriate and to inform the complainant of the action taken in the matter. Now the complainant has again approached the Commission, vide his application dated 27.07.2017 mentioning non-action by the concerned authority. The Commission has perused and considered the application as well as the record of case. The Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, is directed to submit his report in the matter within six weeks. Copies of the complaint and the present application be transmitted to him.

Status : Response from the concerned authority is awaited.

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Case No. 1562/13/16/2017 - On 27th July 2017, took up the issue of inhuman conditions in prisons in India with the NHRC.

Action taken by Commission

The complaint was transmitted to the concerned authority for such action as deemed appropriate. The authority concerned is directed to take appropriate action within 8 weeks and to inform the complainant of the action taken in the matter.

Status: Disposed off with directions on 17/8/2017

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NHRC CASE NO. 1774/13/16/2017 - On 24th August, took up the issue of serious violation of rights of workers in the film and television industrywith the NHRC and the MSHRC.

Action taken by Commission

On perusal of the complaints listed above, it is seen that the allegations made in the complaint do not involve any public servant, hence not entertainable by the commission as per the Regulation 9 (vi) of the National Human Rights Commission (Procedure) Amendment Regulations, 1997 which reads as follows: “9. Complaints not ordinarily entertainable: The Commission may dismiss in limini complaints of the following nature: (vi) Allegation is not against any public servant;” Therefore, the complaints are filed and the cases are closed.

  • Status: Dismissed

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NHRC CASE NO.28694/24/57/2017 - On 24th August, took up the issue of landslides in Mandi, Uttar Pradesh and floods in Uttar Pradesh,Bihar and Uttarkhand.

Action taken by Commission

The grievance raised in the complaints’ listed above, relate to the matters, which are subject of the State. Let the complaints be transferred to the Uttar Pradesh State Human Rights Commission u/s 13(6) of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, for disposal in accordance with the provision of the Act.

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NHRC CASE NO. 1732/13/16/2017 - On 29th August, wrote to NHRC regarding the serious violation of rights of 19.50 lakh students in all streams due to the delay in declaration of results by Mumbai University.

Action taken by Commission

The complaint is transferred to the Registrar, University of Mumbai, Maharashtra action as deemed appropriate. The authority concerned is directed to take appropriate action within 8 weeks and to inform the complainant of the action taken in the matter.

Status: Disposed of.

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UPSHRCCase No. 2795(66)/2017-2018/REP. On 24th April took up the issue of the major accident at the unmanned railway crossing in Bhadohi Uttar Pradesh, with the NHRC and the UPSHRC. The  has registered Reminder sent on 6th November 2017

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In October 2016, raised the issue of Rehabilitation of convicts and under trial prisoners with the National Human Rights Commission.

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NHRC CASE NO.2115/13/16/2017/OC On 4th October wrote to the NHRC regarding gross negligence of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airport Authority of India – to provide adequate infrastructure and other facilities to Divyangs at important airports in the country .

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On 3rd November took up the issue of 63 students falling ill after eating expired biscuits in Bhadohi & 90 students hospitalised in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh with the NHRC and the UPSHRC. The NHRC has registered our case.  The Regn. No. is : 36910/24/55/2017.

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GENERAL ISSUES RAISED WITH THE AUTHORITIES:

Shifting of ST Bus Depot from the busy M.G Road, Borivali East, Mumbai to a convenient place.

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For sufficient wide roads, Flyovers, adequate space for parking and for proper transportation & for an organized traffic system, to maintain the congestion of traffic at Dahisar under the guidance of One Mass Traffic management programme.

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To complete the work of widening the roads, removed the hurdles whichever came in between for the progress of the work in North Mumbai.

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Raised the issue of up gradation and advanced medical equipment for Bhagwati Municipal Hospital, with the authorities.

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Demand for play grounds and cultural centres to encourage the youth in sports & cultural activities.

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Advocated for Nana Nani Park / Health Centres for Senior Citizens.

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Took up the issue of establishment of a centre for APMC and control rates of vegetable & fruits, to enable the local population to get vegetable, fruits & poultry products at reasonable rates.

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Made available toilets for people staying in small pockets of Dahisar areas.

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To protect the encroachment of land that was allotted for parks and playgrounds.

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Establishment of a Centre for youth development.

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To solve the water problems of the growing population of Dahisar area.

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Better & proper supply of electricity to consumers.

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Established passenger assisting booths at CST & Dadar from the year 1994 till 2000 to assist specially passengers, differently-abled and senior citizens.

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Held several demonstrations to start new trains from Mumbai to North India & other parts of the country.

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Also held several meetings and demonstrations for the safety of women and children in local trains and also got sanction for setting up of CCTV cameras at all the railway stations.

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Under the slogan of “Everyone’s Mumbai Safe Mumbai” several programmes were organized for the cleanliness of Mumbai.

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Providing needy children with school bags, note books, pens, compass boxes and school fees.

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Organised several medical camps in the slum pockets of Mumbai.

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Distributed food grain, medicines, clothes, foot wear and other useful items to the Adivasis.

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Distributed food grain, medicines, school bags and other needy items in the orphanages of Mumbai.

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Distributed medical equipment and water coolers to various MCGM hospitals, such as S.K. Patil, B. N Desai, Bhagwati Hospital and many more.

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Also various other activities such as awareness meetings for tackling malnutrition, improving healthcare, halting distress migration, provide basic education, organizing skill development programme, generating employment, caring public concerns etc.

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BVS is in the process of setting up a unit to manufacture / assemble equipment for the under privileged Divyangs to assist the disabled move freely and make life easier for them.

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BVS in collaboration with the Hindustan Scouts & Guides and the Ministry of Agriculture, Farmers Welfare & Panchayati Raj organised a Farmers meeting in Allahabad on 26/10/2016.  During the meeting, the problems/grievances of the farmers were taken up and they were educated with scientific methods for better crop cultivation which could result in an abundant harvest.  The next Meeting was held on 25/11/2016 in Suriyawan, Bhadohi  (UP).

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Arts & Cultural Programme: Developed a portal for the preservation of Indian Arts & Culture – Sahitya Ganga.