New Delhi: More than 10 days after protests broke in the national capital in the wake of the brutal gangrape on 16 December last year, many groups and associations have joined hands to finalise suggestions to submit to the Justice Verma committee.
Following the severe protests on Delhi streets, the Justice Verma committee was formed by the government to look into the laws dealing with crimes against women and make them stringent.
Protests in New Delhi against the gangrape incident. PTI
Speedy access to justice, sensitisation of police and armed forces, lodging of FIR report in all rape cases and constant police patrolling are some of the suggestions that the All India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA) will submit to the committee, said secretary of the organisation, Kavita Krishnan.
“In addition to ‘Justice for Women Now’ (the banner under which the organisation and other student bodies are clubbed for now), I am aware of at least five students’ groups which are not connected to any organisation but have been constantly involved in the process,” said Krishnan, who led the protests at Jantar Mantar.
“There is a lot of positive energy in youth which needs to be channelised in the right direction. We are trying to formulate a platform for that as well,” she said.
AIPWA national vice- president Jagmati Sangwan said a joint draft for legal intervention has been scripted which will be sent to the committee.
“At least 15 organisations including Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch, National Federation of Indian Women, and Young Women’s Christian Association have contributed to this draft,” said Sangwan.
Both AIPWA officials said that coming under a common platform was not necessary and the same should not be a prerequisite for the government to initiate a dialogue with the civil society.
The composition of Justice Verma committee had flaws, said Sucheta De, former president, JNUSU, as it does not have any women member or an expert on women’s rights.
“Even then, we will send suggestions to the committee including our demand to consider custodial rapes, marital rapes, fast-tracking of rape cases against policemen and army personnel,” said De.
The Justice Verma committee will receive feedback till 5 January.
THIS WILL SURELY BRING TEARS IN UR EYES….Please READ AND PRAY FOR HER..FIGHT FOR HER …
THIS IS FOR OUR FAMILIES SAFETY……
I AM SORRY MOM I CAN’T FIGHT MORE
(CRY OF A RAPE VICTIM)
I still remember mom when once you and dad asked me what I need to do in my life I replied you I will reduce the pain of other’s people and I became a physiotherapist so that I can try my level best to reduce the pain of others. But today I am not able to resist my own pain.
Doctors are slashing my body parts for the fifth time like they were never the parts of my body…it is paining a lot mom I am not able to breathe properly and they attached me with oxygen cap. please tell the doctors not to give me the anesthesia mom.
I am scared I don’t want to close my eyes. If I close my eyes it takes me to that scary phase of my life where I was being cut into pieces I was just bunch of flesh which was being continuously chopped by those animals. Those faces were very scary mom they were like those hungry animals who were biting at every parts of my body.I don’t have courage to look myself in the mirror. Mom please break all the mirrors nearby me. Pls take me to bath. I want to bath. I want to sit under the shower for years mom so that I can wash those inhuman touch which has made me hate my own body.I tried to go towards bathroom but my stomach pain didn’t allow me to move myself.I can’t raise my head to see you standing outside through door glass.
When someone enter in my room I feel very scared mom. my heartbeats gets faster my eyes searches for you. please be around me. I don’t want to be alone.
Mom these medical instrument beeps are haunting in my brain. they sound like those unhelping traffic sounds which muted my cry and pleads which I was doing that time mom. The silence of this room reminds me of that silence when I was thrown on deserted road. I don’t know what happened but I was feeling very much cold the same way like a person shivering with very high temperature. Mom do you remember once when dad slapped me in childhood how much you fought with him until dad didn’t bring my favorite chocolate…
Where is dad, mom?
I can’t see him…is he ok mom ???
Please don’t let him cry mom. Do you remember once how dad got angry on you when you used to shout on me for anything?
They have beaten me and my dearest friend with some metal. It was paining a lot mom. I saw how he was bleeding to save me but they were coward rascals. They kept on beating him together till he didn’t collapse and then they scratched every parts of my body repeatedly mom. You always taught me to fight with the difficult situations but I am very weak in this situation. please hold my hand.
I want to sleep please put my head in your lap.
Please wash my body. Give me some pain killer my stomach is paining. Please tell doctor not to cut more parts of my body. its paining a lot.
I am sorry mom I can’t fight
Share it friends till it becomes the voice of the whole nation..
May her soul rest in peace..PRAY
New Delhi: Unable to bear the loss of her daughter, the 45-year-old mother of the 23-year-old medical student ‘Amanat’ (NOT her real name) collapsed today and was rushed to a city hospital where doctors said her condition was stable.
Doctors at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital in west Delhi said the woman underwent thorough check-ups and was doing “completely fine” now.
A senior doctor said she was suffering from grief and that is why she was unconscious for some time in the morning after the cremation.
He said the woman was frail and was not able to bear the loss of her daughter. “It also looks like she had not had proper food for the past 10-12 days and is very weak. We call it the grief effect,” the doctor said.
The doctor said she must have been anxious and disturbed for the past couple of weeks and this was the reason for her collapse.
She is under the observation of doctors.
1.Increase the deterrence against crimes against women. Change law to make life term plus chemical castration the punishment for violent rapes 2. Expand the definition of rape to include not just penile penetration of the vagina but also oral sex and penetration for sexual purpose of the vagina, anus, urethra or mouth 3. Introduce rape by security forces as a special category of aggravated sexual assault on the lines of the clause dealing with custodial rape 4. Enhance the maximum prison term for molestation from 2 to 5 years & sexual harassment or what’s euphemistically called ‘eve-teasing’ from 1 to 3 years 5. Remove gender inequities in the provisions relating adultery and natural guardian and enact a special law to take pre-emptive action against caste assemblies inciting “honour killings”
Source: The Times of India
1. Increase police patrolling. If necessary, hike number of cops in city. All VIPs with more than two security personnel should give one cop from their security to enhance police presence for the public 2. Register FIRs in all cases of rape, sexual harassment and other crimes against women. Prosecute cops found persuading women to drop such complaints 3.Home guards on buses not enough. Institute system of random checking of buses by PCR vans at night 4.Use technology: All public transport must be on GPS, install CCTVs on buses, make drivers and helpers/conductors wear non-tamperable photo IDs, create common database accessible by police and other enforcement agencies 5.All sexual offenders must be monitored by law enforcers once they have served their sentence
Source: The Times of India
Calling the 23-year-old gang-rape victim a “martyr” for safety of women, the National Commission for Women (NCW) today asked both civil society and the government to work together to stop such crimes in the future.
NCW chairperson Mamata Sharma said the civil society should also assist the government in amending laws related to sexual assault on women.
“The young girl is martyr in the name of women’s safety. Everyone, the government and the civil society should work together and help in amending laws relating to sexual assault against women,” she said.
It was the duty of everyone to ensure that such incidents do not recur in the future, she said. The paramedic student, who was gang-raped and brutally assaulted by six men in a moving bus on December 16, died “peacefully” at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore where she was airlifted on Wednesday night.
Her condition took a turn for the worse last night and she passed away in the wee hours today due to multiple organ failure.