HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION GROUP & MFP FEDERATION
formerly: Middle Finger Protests
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Human Rights Protection Group & MFP Federation successfully organised the 2.0 edition of the #LeaveNoOneBehind International Conclave on Human Rights, Community Welfare, Philanthropy & UN SDGs in Chandigarh, India on November 11 & 12, 2019. The 2.0 edition of the International Conclave was dedicated to the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.
- Nov 12, 2019
Jessica Lal murder case
Chandigarh, 2006: Week long T-shirt campaign accompanied by the first ever Middle Finger Protests and Candle Light vigils to protest against the acquittal of the accused in the Jessica Lal murder case. This campaign led to the formation of Middle Finger Protests, also known as Human Rights Protection Group & MFP Federation. Also happen to be the only NGO featured in the movie No One Killed Jessica for it's role in the case.
Jyoti murder case
Chandigarh, 2013: Jyoti, a Dalit girl of Bhunga village of Hoshiarpur, was found dead on a road in Sector 21, Panchkula (Haryana), on the morning of November 22, 2012, with her head smashed. Doon MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary (Congress Party), the richest MLA of Himachal was the prime accused and was arrested after the pressure mounted by the awareness campaigns and subsequent protests outside the Haryana DGP's residence by Middle Finger Protests/Human Rights Protection Group.
Padmavat Karni Sena case
Chandigarh, 2018: Karni Sena, a right wing Hindu outfit, allegedly indulged in violence over the release of Bollywood movie Padmavat. A school van carrying students and teachers was reportedly attacked by Karni Sena in Gurgaon. Human Rights Protection Group & MFP Federation filed a PIL in Punjab & Haryana High Court on January 25, 2018 requesting that any attack on school children during any protests be considered as a terrorist activity. The head of Karni Sena was arrested the same evening the PIL was filed.
Capt. Sumit Kohli case
Chandigarh, 2011: Capt. Sumit Kohli was allegedly killed in 2006 by his seniors for blowing the whistle in an alleged fake encounter in 2005. His sister Namrata Kohli approached Middle Finger Protests in 2011. Apart from facilitating free legal assistance with the help of known advocate, Mr. Ranjan Lakhanpal, we created awareness and generated public support for justice in this case through our candle light vigils and protests
Aarushi murder case
New Delhi, January 30, 2011: Middle Finger Protests organized a protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar to press for justice in the Aarushi murder case.
Nirbhaya Delhi gang rape case
Delhi, 2012: Organized protests in the national capital. Our founder, Prabhloch Singh met Delhi CM Sheila Dixit at her residence on December 31, 2012 to discuss (in a 1-1 environment) the plan of action to ensure such horrific acts of sexual violence dont take place against women in Delhi and that the perpetuators don't go scot-free.
Sippy Sidhu murder case
Sippy Sidhu was a National level shooter and an advocate who was murdered on September 20, 2015 at a park in Chandigarh.
Protest outside the residence of IGP, Chandigarh
Chandigarh, November 29, 2015: We organized a blind folded candle light procession outside the residence of IGP, Chandigarh to protest the inaction of cops in the Sippy Sidhu murder case.
Protest in Sector 17, Chandigarh
Chandigarh, December 13, 2015: A protest in Sector 17, Chandigarh where we protested against the inaction of cops in the Sippy Sidhu murder case. Savita Bhatti, wife of late Jaspal Bhatti also participated in the protest.
Protest outside the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi
New Delhi, December 15, 2015: We intimated the Commissioner of Police of Delhi, BS Bassi, through an e-mail that they would be holding a a protest outside the residence of Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, on Saturday. Later, members of our group were detained in Delhi during the protest outside the PM's residence despite prior approvals. Kirron Kher, Member Parliament from Chandigarh offered support to the group following the protest outside the PM's residence. Hon'ble Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh met the NGO representatives to know about the case details. Case is now with CBI.