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Delhi rape case: Women’s groups organise morcha

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Women’s and progressive groups will take out a morcha today in New Delhi to protest against the increasing violence against women and the inaction of the police personnel in the reported cases of violence

By Team FI

In a collective action, women’s and progressive groups in Delhi have organised a protest march against the increasing violence against women and the apathy and inaction of the police as seen in the case of the brutal rapes of a five year old in Delhi and the six year old girl in Aligarh. The protest action called by groups, including Citizens’ Collective against Sexual Assault, Nirantar, Saheli, Jagori, AIDWA, AIPWA, Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression and others is to be held today afternoon at 12.30 pm at the Jantar Mantar.

The press statement calls attention to the fact that in the first three months of 2013, 393 cases of rape were reported in Delhi. The recent cases of brutalization of the five year old girl in Delhi and the rape and murder of the six year old in Aligarh have witnessed the police failing discharge their duties and proving themselves to be corrupt, ineffective, prejudiced and often violent, said the statement.

The statement protested the delay in “filing an FIR and attempts at bribing the family and the audacity in assaulting a woman protester.” Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Bani Singh Ahlawat was caught on camera slapping a woman protestor during the recent protest action in Delhi. The statement also brought to notice the physical violence perpetrated by the police in Aligarh on women protesters, as well as the insensitive remarks of the SSP (Aligarh), Amit Pathak who had reportedly said, “How can we decide whether the girl was raped or not? Did someone see it happen?”

The protest action calls for the offending police personnel to be charge sheeted and dismissed, to be held accountable under the various provisions of the newly promulgated Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013.

Protest mount in Delhi over child rape

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By Team FI

Protests and anger are mounting in Delhi over the brutal rape of 5- year- old girl in Delhi last week.

Anti-rape protesters stormed the barricades outside the residences of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi. The police had to forcefully remove protesters from outside the police headquarters.

The anger was also directed against Delhi police’s alleged negligent and callous attitude in refusing to file FIR when the parents reported the rape. The child’s father has alleged that police officials told him to be grateful that the child was alive and offered a bribe to hush up the case.

The five-year-old girl was abducted on April 15 and was sexually assaulted for two days without food and water in a room in which the accused lived. She was rescued Wednesday when her family, who lived in the same building, heard her feeble cries.

The Delhi police arrested the accused, Manoj Kumar, a garment factory worker, from his in-law’s house in Bihar. The 22-year-old accused was produced in a Delhi court and has been sent to judicial custody till May 4. A jittery Delhi administration, to avoid a repeat of the massive protests after the rape and murder of young student in December last year, on Sunday stopped protesters from marching to India Gate and distributed pamphlets requesting the public to remain calm.

The doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences where the child was admitted stated that the girls’ condition is stable and she is responding to treatment. Doctors earlier removed pieces of candle and a plastic bottle from the child’s vagina. One of the doctors treating her is reported to have admitted that he had never before witnessed such brutality committed on a child.

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