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Goverment Employee Unfairly Dismissed Due to Political Affiliation | January 2013 »

January 24, 2013

Job Terminated With Only One Day Notice


1 January 2013 |
Monira Akter was unfairly dismissed as a Computer Operator at the National Board of Revenue after a police verification report which commented on her Political affiliation, her family were reported to have been BNP supporters. She had been described as inappropriate for the role. Due to the unsatisfactory police verification report, administration terminated her job on 1st January 2013 with only one day notice and sent an office order (Ref: 9(54) Bo. Pro.-1/2012) to Monira Akter (see below.
ASK Action | Once the investigation unit at Ain o Salish Kendra were informed, an urgent appeal letter was sent directly to the Chairman of the National Revenue board on the 9th of January 2013.

A letter was also sent to the Secretary of the Home Secretary as this was a breach were there had been prejudice against someone’s political belief or association.

There has been no reply after 16 days.

Office order is Sent to Munira Akter

National Board of Revenue

Revenue Bhaban, Shagunbagicha, Dhaka

(Board Administration, Branch-1)

Ref: 9(54) Bo. Pro.-1/2012 Date: 1 January 2013

Office Order

Monira Akter, Father: Montaj Ali, Village: Chorvabna, Post: Narayankhola, Thana: Nokla, District: Sharpur, has been appointed as Typist cum Computer Operator, by appointment letter No: 6(1) Bo. Pro. 1/2011/252 of Board of Revenue on 28/05/2012.

02. According to condition-3 of appointment letter: appointment will be treated as temporary until getting police verification report about appointed person’s previous activities. Without showing any cause, the appointment will be rejected if the police verification report will not satisfactory and found any dissimilarities about the person’s permanent address or submitted papers.

03. On 26/09/2012 by VR NO: 796/12, police has stated on their report about Monira Akter, Father: Montaj Ali, Village: Chorvabna, Post: Narayankhola, Thana: Nokla, District: Sharpur, that, "Candidate and her family members are affiliated with politics of BNP and they are acting member of BNP. Candidate herself also BNP minded. Candidate’s family members were involved with anti government activities at several times. Candidate’s local record is not good. So it will not be justified to appoint this candidate at this post because of candidates family members are involved with anti government activities."

04. According to condition-3 of appointment letter, Monira Akter’s, Father: Montaj Ali, Village: Chorvabna, Post: Narayankhola, Thana: Nokla, District: Sharpur, appointment at the post of Typist cum Computer Operator is terminated/rejected for getting bad statement about her by police report.

05. According to approval of authority, this order is declare and from the date of declaration, it will effect.

Post: Narayankhola,

Thana: Nokla, District: Sharpur

Gender and Social Justice Unit | September 2012 »

October 22, 2012

Annual Co-ordination Workshop | Kushtia

To enhance the capacity of women on rights issues, Manobadhikar Nari Samaj (MNS - women in the community)  held 8 Workshops, organised in different districts. These empowerment workshops were designed to enable dialogue and raise public awareness in women’s rights, violence against women, as well as overall human rights.

A yearly coordination meeting between a PNGO, Local NGO, MSP, MNS and ASK’s other initiated organisations, was held at Kushtia. It created a space for sharing of various issues on human rights.

A Network meeting with local organisations was held at Naogaon. It initiated strategies to advance the human rights situation in Naogaon.

To raise the awareness on human rights, women rights and legal assistance Gaibandah Thana Manobadhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad (MSP) organised a sharing meeting with adjacent new union. MSP conducted this meeting, sharing their views and experiences with the participants.

Workshops with Union Parishad (UP) in Government Supported social Safety net mechanism were organised in 6 districts. The workshops openly discussed the procedure of selecting and scrutinising to sort beneficiaries and initiatives to engage MSP with those services so that destitute people can gain flexible access to these services.

In order to activate the UP standing committee, Community Based Organisation (CBOs) organised 8 workshops between the UP standing Committee, UP body, and CBOs in 7 districts. They created an action plan to organise monthly meetings at the union parishad, simultaneously linking with the MSP and MNS during monthly meetings, Observation days, assisting to arrange annual sports days in School or Madrasah level, creating opportunities to involve women in Income Generating Activities (IGA) and the decision making process in family, society or state situations on a regular basis.

Local level workshops with the women’s departments were organised in 2 districts. These workshops have been designed to find out what policies and steps Government has taken for the women of the community.

 


Arafat | Training Unit |ASK | Talking about the Social Saftey Net Mechanism

Violence Against Women 2010 »

August 2, 2010

Acid burn                  
April - June                  
Age
Under 6 7-12 13-18 19-24 25-30 30+ Not mentioned Total cases filed
Reason of violence
Family dispute       1     1 2 1
Refuse to pay dowry             1 1  
Enimity             1 1  
Land dispute           1 1 2  
Refuse to sexual relationship             4 4 1
Asking for loan money               0  
Refuse to marry       1       1 1
Case filed against Dowry       1       1 1
Protest husband’s extra marital affairs               0  
Not giving vote in the Managing Committee Election               0  
Refuse to make love affaire               0  
Refuse to pay money for gambling               0  
Dispute related to divorce             1 1 1
Not withdrawing case             1 1  
After rape               0  
Reason not mentioned     1 2 1 1   5 4
Total 0 0 1 5 1 2 10 19 9
                   
Source: Prothom Alo, Ittefaq, Janakantha, Inqilab, Jugantor, Samakal, Daily Star, New Age,      
              Sangbad, Noyadiganto & Amar Desh

Violence instigated by Fatwa »

August 2, 2010

April -June
Fatwa Hilla Lashes Social Boycoot Divorce Physical/
Mental Torture
Total Case filed Death
Cause
Love relationship   2     1 3 1  
Premarital Pregnancy           0    
Oral Divorce 1   3     4    
Rape     1     1 1  
Talking to the male person of diffrent religion           0    
Allegation of Sexual relationship           0    
Refuse to Sexual relationship           0    
Extra marital relationship           0    
Allegation of Extra marital relationship            0    
Total 1 2 4 0 1 8 2  
Death               0
                   
Source: Prothom Alo, Ittefaq, Janakantha, Inqilab, Jugantor, Samakal, Daily Star, New Age,      
              Sangbad, Noyadiganto & Amar Desh

Violence Against Domestic Worker »

August 2, 2010

April - June
Documentation Unit
Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK)
                                Age Under 6 7-12 13-18 19-24 25-30 30+ Not mentioned Total Cases filed
Nature of violence                  
Physical torture   3 1       1 5  
Rape               0  
Death (Form of violence not mentioned)     2     1 3 6 1
Death after rape     1         1  
Death from physical torture   2 3       1 6 3
Suicide     3       2 5  
Total 0 5 10 0 0 1 7 23 4
                   
Source: Prothom Alo, Ittefaq, Janakantha, Inqilab, Jugantor, Samakal, Daily Star, New Age,
              Sangbad, Noyadiganto & Amar Desh

Statistics »

March 5, 2010

Violence against Women 2009

ASK Documentation Unit prepares monthly statistics on Human Rights Violation through newspaper scanning. Prothom Alo, Ittefaq, Janakantha, Inqilab, Jugantor, Samakal, Daily Star, New Age, Sangbad, Noyadigonto and Amar Desh are being scanned regularly.  
Statistics of 2009

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March 31, 2008

Nari

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December 30, 2007

Nari