Conflict Resolution & Peace Building


It is from the experience of 15 years of legal interventions for ensuring justice to the marginalized sections of society that Neethi Vedhi decided to incorporate Conflict Resolution and Peace Building as a new approach. Diversity is to be respected not only in religious and cultural traditions, but also in relationships, orientations and approaches. It is important to understand the emotional and family background of the parties in conflict, their ultimate needs and goals, possible meeting points, etc in our efforts to find solution to a problem. The increasing polarization on the basis of religion, caste, political affiliation etc is a challenge to the harmony and unity among the people in a locality. Mutual respect and coexistence of different sections of people need to be emphasized from childhood onwards to check violence in the society.

a) District and Panchayat Level Peace Forums: Neethi Vedhi has formed 25 Panchayat level Peace committees in Wayanad and Malappuram districts. Peace Committee members are chosen from different religions, communities and political parties who are respected in the locality. They are entrusted to make interventions in the local conflicts and to resolve amicably using mediation as a tool. The District peace Forum is a representative body with members who are influential in the district at large among different communities.

b) Students Harmony Clubs: In order to foster respect to different religions, culture, ritual traditions and people of different economic backgrounds, harmony clubs are promoted in Schools and villages with students from different communities. They are given special training in fostering relationship with nature, ways to counter negativism and skills in social involvement. At present we have 15 students harmony clubs affiliated to Neethi Vedhi.

c) Youth Peace and Harmony Clubs: Youth play active role in building peace in the locality. Often they are also victims/ survivors of violence. It is important to foster harmony among youth of a locality irrespective of religious or political affiliations to ensure peace and development in the society. 18 youth peace clubs have been initiated in different villages. They are encouraged to organize games, training programs and common celebrations in their locality.

District Peace Forum- Executive Committee members

No

Name & address

Phone number

Position

1

K I Thomas, Kakkavayal

9447640117, 9747658488

Chairman

2

Sulochana Ramakrishnan Kalpetta

9847122846

Vice Chair person

3

Mini K

8547969501

Vice Chair person

4

Unnikrishnan Cheekalloor

9446647631

Convenor

5

Basheera Aboobakkar

9947460824

Joint Convenor

6

M R Sasidharan

9745766774

Joint Convenor

7

Fr Thomas Joseph

9446030066

Exe.Member

8

Fr Stephen Mathew

9447640378

Exe.Member

9

Rosakutty teacher

9847544139

Exe.Member

10

Lathika Bathery

9447605000, 9447229722

Exe.Member

11

Reetha Stanly Nadavayal

9656256542

Exe.Member

12

Eachome Gopi

9447219242

Exe.Member

13

Jose Sebastian Nadavayal

9447011061

Exe.Member

14

K K Jacob Meppadi

9447469514

Exe.Member

15

Mahesh O C Panamaram

9747420950

Exe.Member

16

E G Joseph Mananthavady

9446162362

Exe.Member

17

Adv Cicily Kalpetta

9447235101

Exe.Member

18

Dr P Lakshmanan Bathery

9447161781, 7902956418

Exe.Member

19

M A Joseph

9497303878

Exe.Member

20

Baby Varghese

9447848850

Exe.Member

21

Sivachandran

9544812357

Exe.Member

22

Sayid Ali Salahi

9947468480

Exe.Member

23

James Thomas

9388594258

Exe.Member

24

Adv Maria

9447358582

Exe.Member

25

Flaisy Jose

9846045023

Secretary

Panchayat Peace Committee

No

Panchayat/

Municipality

District

Chairman

Mobile

Convener

Mobile

1

Kalpetta

Wayanad

Sosamma

9995507280

Sivaraman

9447626011

2

Muttil

Wayanad

George

9961272546

Ayishabi

9048981159

3

Kaniyambetta

Wayanad

George

9741514618

Rasheena

9747793431

4

Kottathara

Wayanad

Preetha manoj

9747103440

Joshi

9020547950

5

Padinjarathara

Wayanad

Naseema

9605108265

Premalatha

9747529657

6

Thariode

Wayanad

Basheer

9447235949

Sindhu Shibu

9645672384

7

Meppadi

Wayanad

K G Sunil

9526308308

Ramla Hamsa

9526226407

8

Mooppainad

Wayanad

Unnikrishnan

9539725981

Yasodha

9847097044

9

Pozhuthana

Wayanad

John

9656821239

Philomina

9207272945

10

Sulthan Bathery

Wayanad

Elizabeth

8086307331

Simon

9447486612

11

Nenmeni

Wayanad

Gopalakrishnan

9744116799

Savithri

9961498152

12

Noolpuzha

Wayanad

Balan

9656363682

Akhila

8289874253

13

Meenangadi

Wayanad

Baby

9447445948

Sasidharan

9745766774

14

Poothadi

Wayanad

Purushothaman

7025011660

Reetha Stanly

9656256542

15

Ambalavayal

Wayanad

Nijeesh

9544129783

Visalam

9496713651

16

Panamaram

Wayanad

Mahesh

9747420950

Lissy Pathrose

9744245945

17

Mananthavady

Wayanad

Aboobakkar

9207600650

Mercy

9539258708

18

Thirunelli

Wayanad

Sali Varghese

9497085882

Sijith

9746770768

19

Thondernad

Wayanad

Raveendran

9744701066

Maimoonath

9995791744

20

Thavinjal

Wayanad

Shaju Antony

9745084831

Laiji Thomas

7561844981

21

Edavaka

Wayanad

O T Balakrishnan

6282835807

Valsa Jose

9745154514

22

Edakkara

Malappuram

Surendran

8281985379

Kavitha

9562336293

23

Pothukallu

Malappuram

Mohanan

9495077061

Raveendran

9048793312

24

Chaliyar

Malappuram

Anil

9846060266

Ammini

8078207862

25

Moothedam

Malappuram

Nitheeshkumar

9745674137

Sunitha

8086840834