People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) is a national organisation wedded to protection of human rights and its founders were such illustrious men in our country’s recent history, like the late Jayaprakash Narain, Acharya Kripalani, Krishna Kant and V M Tarkunde who joined hands to set up this body in the aftermath of draconian emergency from 1975 to 77 when the civil rights of the people like even to live, let alone express dissent were taken away by the establishment.
Ever since, the PUCL has been expanding its network and now we have its units practically in every state. The Karnataka State unit of the PUCL, with a new set of office bearers took office recently with Mangalorean Mr P.B.D’Sa as its Chief. We have the privilege of two of the four Vice-Presidents and a Secretary also hailing from Mangalore.
India is a witness to a very sad situation where criminals , communalists and anti-social elements have infiltrated into politics, bureaucracy and police dept. As a result, custodial deaths , police torture, extortion and encounters by the Police have grown phenomenally. Govt Doctors and Judiciary have shamelessly joined hands with the Police. Honest citizens are exploited and tortured. There is injustice everywhere.
To show the power of people and the importance of public opinion in democracy, we have arranged for a People`s Audit on Police Torture in the Karavali belt on 11/12/10 and 12/12/10. The Jury will be headed by Justice M F Saldanha(Retd). The other members of the Jury are Mr Purushotham Poojary, senior Advocate Mangalore, Mr Nagari Babaiha, a Human Rights Champion from Bangalore, Mr. Mathew Philip, famous Human Rights activist from Bangalore, Prof Rita Noronha, a well known Human Rights activist from Mangalore, Ms Merlyn Martis, Advocate and Champion of women’s right from Mangalore.
Incidentally, the DK unit of PUCL which has the largest number of programmes held among all the district units in the state, has to its credit having conducted people’s audit programmes when notable atrocities on ordinary citizenry took place in the district.
The task we have assigned to ourselves in the interest of people is not possible without the cooperation of munificent public. Our estimated expenditure for this event is Rs 2,22,500/-.
We wish to find sponsors for this good work amongst benevolent, philanthropist from Mangalore.
You can sponsor the following items:
|1.||Expenditure on premises||Rs 20,000.00||7.||Publicity||Rs 30,000-00|
|2.||Travel, Hotel Stay of Jury and Guests||Rs 25,000-00
|8.||Printing etc||Rs 5,000-00|
|3.||Lunch on 12/12/2010||Rs 10,000-00||9||Post and Telephone etc||Rs 5,000-00
|4.||Refreshments on 11/12/2010||Rs 7,500-00||10||Unforeseen Expenses||Rs 10,000-00|
|5.||Printing and Publishing of Fact Finding
Reports prepared by PUCL-DK since 1995
|11||Salary and Wages 3 months||Rs 50,000-00|
|6.||Press Conference etc||Rs 5,000-00||12||Conveyance||Rs 5,000-00
We appeal to you to join hands with us to make this work a success.