PUCL Bulletin, March 2001

Human Rights Activist Dead
Dr. Ved Kumari, human rights activist and pioneer in female literacy campaign in Rajasthan, died in Alwar, Rajasthan, in the early hours of February 6. Dr. Ved Kumari was the vice president of the Rajasthan PUCL and a member of the governing body of the Samagra Sewa Sangh.

An active member of the People's movement led by Jayaprakash Narayan, Dr. Ved Kumari fought the Emergency and worked relentlessly for the emancipation of women and the downtrodden. She was the founder member of the Bhaartiya Gyaan Vigyaan Samiti in Rajasthan.

Her death is a great loss to the Human Rights movement. -- General Secretary

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