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  project name ~ Legal Aid Center

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  Project Name

 

Legal Aid Center

  NGO

 

Vanavasi Chetana Ashram

  Category

 

Peoples Rights

  District

 

Bastar

  State

 

Chattisgarh

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 900000

 

  Year Approved

 

2008

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Sonika Sethi

 

College Park

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

The legal aid center will help the local tribal people file FIRs reporting the violence and atrocities committed on them by the Special Police Officers of the state run vigilante Salwa Judum.

VCA has 15 years of experience working with the tribal people of the region and have recently been working against violent displacement of the local tribal people including the clearing of 644+ villages in the Dantewada district of outh Bastar. This project is an attenpt to re-affirm peoples faith in civil rights and liberties through the effective demonstration of the use of public tools such as filing FIRs.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4236846079717280437&hl=en

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

Successfully challenged murder charges against three tribal people, got National Human Rights Commission to acknowledge people''s case against the police and that police have registered false FIRs against tribals. To read about their Human shield experiment in Nendra please visit the following website http://www.cgnet.in/FT/humanshield/index_html/document_view

 

  Goals

 

 

To file First Information Reports (FIRs) reporting violence and atrocities commited on the local populace by the various militant group operating in the region. To employ legal aid to fight cases to bring justice to the affected and to attract public and media attention to the issue of human right violation and breakdown of the civil rights in this region of Chhattisgarh

 
 

  


 
 
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