04 Jan 2013
in Advocacy, Health Care, Human Rights, Justice, Kractivism, Law, Minority Rights, Political Prisoners, Prison, Violence against Women, Women Rights
Tags: Armed Forces, Chhattisgarh, Dantewada, Delhi, Republic Day, Soni Sori, Superintendent (police), Supreme Court
Friday, January 4, 2013
While politicians from many parties in parliament have demanded fast track courts to deal with the Delhi
Gang Rape case, there has been no clear response so far to the demand made by several women’s organisations for fast-track proceedings with regard to the 100,000 cases of sexual assault
pending within the judicial system.
Amongst these are numerous cases of sexual assault conducted by members of the Armed Forces, Paramilitary Forces and other Police Forces, especially, but not only in states governed by the draconian Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act
Soni Sori’s case, where, armed policemen use sexual torture and humiliation on a woman in custody has been repeatedly invoked in demonstrations and gatherings in Delhi to protest against the gang-rape of the 23 year old paramedical student which resulted in her death.
Justice for the unknown citizen can only be done when Soni Sori and many others like her also get justice.