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IIT-G rape accused granted bail: Is this how the law takes course?

By Aishwarya Samanta

Pretty much each and every day, we come across cases of acts of violence against women, and shivers go down the spine. What do these many rape cases even infer? Since rape is seen as a despicable and shameful thing to occur, many survivors’ families stay quiet. What’s more, when, as for this situation, a woman assembles the mental fortitude to battle for the case, the law permits the culprit bail and names him a “future asset.”

Hathras, Unnao and Nirbhaya: Few of the many

We haven’t actually recuperated from the Hathras rape case and the recent rape and murder of a 9-year-old Dalit young woman, and how the culprits pulled off rape. Presently, criminals are pulling off this is on the grounds that they might be a future asset for the state? Even after a numerous talented women adding to the country, we won’t ever have the option to shake the conviction that men are the future or men are the bed winners. In this country, mottos like “Beti Padao and Beti Bachao” are emphasized so frequently, yet we choose to disregard our women.

The bench of Justice Ajit Borthakur heard the counsel for the two sides and inspected reference to the FIR, clinical report and statements under Sections 161 and 164 CrPC, the contexts of the charge-sheet, the final council report.

On 23rd August, a student of Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati (IIT-G), who stands accused for raping a fellow student, has been conceded bail by the Guwahati High Court on the ground that he is “talented” and a future asset for the state. Hearing a bail application by the accused, who is a B.Tech student, the court said there is a reasonable prima facie as claimed against the accused based on all the evidence, in any case, the investigation for the case has been wrapped up and subsequently it was not important to keep the accused in the custody. The bench of Justice Ajit Borthakur heard the counsel for the two sides and inspected reference to the FIR, clinical report and statements under Sections 161 and 164 CrPC, the contexts of the charge-sheet, the final council report.

Sexual violence: Not a new terminology

It isn’t exceptionally amazing that occurrences of sexual violence have expanded across India and that this increment and abatement is simply a question of truth. The severe truth is that everybody knows about the reality yet everybody is fine with the fact which implies that the outrage among the citizens is extremely less for issues like sexual violence.  Hardly any individual who assemble the fortitude to report such occurrences are regularly disgraced for their direction and brutally hushed by dangers or coerces or both.

However, does anybody listen when male advantage and scholastic virtuoso unite in an impressive demonstration of progressive force? What number of gender crimes go unregistered, unreported, unheard simply because men, on subjective grounds of defence, track down a make way to move away?

It isn’t exceptionally amazing that occurrences of sexual violence have expanded across India and that this increment and abatement is simply a question of truth.

With regards to any material development they may create as “assets” later on – and this bears a question mark – should rape accused get the freedom for washing their hands off the shameful deeds they supposedly submit in the present? Or on the other hand should the way that they are potential risk carriers whenever permitted once more into society go dismissed?

Churning woman rights for ages now

It has likewise been seen that most guidance relating to protection against sexual violence will in general follow the deep-rooted tone of “Don’t go anywhere right now”. Along these lines, rather than satisfactory patrolling watching in all pertinent spots we are left with a lot of good polices scrutinizing an individual’s need to visit such regions. The onus of remaining safe is typically forced upon an individual and in the event that anything happens individuals avoid to the act of accusing the survivor. Chronologically misguided propensities overshadow empathy.

An informed and cognizant mindfulness is the most extreme necessity to manage such circumstances. We need to establish an emotionally supportive network that would help the survivors adapt while guaranteeing that justice wins for all.

Multiple Times On Multiple Places And By Multiple Men, A Single Minor Was Sexually Assaulted

Pune Police have started a probe concerning the purported gangrape of a 15-year-old Single Minor young lady. Two of the four denounced, including a rickshaw driver, have been apprehended and search activity is in progress to apprehend the leftover two.

The issue was first brought to the consideration of Hadapsar police headquarters in Maharashtra’s Pune city. In a FIR, the minor’s kin said that she ventured out from home on October 26 after a warmed contention with her mom.

She was strolling close to Hadapsar when an autorickshaw driver got her and took her to an isolated spot in Ramtekdi region where she was purportedly assaulted. The youngster was then gotten by another man from the transport terminal in Hadapsar.

In their complaint to the police, the youngster’s kin said the subsequent took her to Bhekrai territory where he assaulted her. The young lady remained with the second accused in Bhekrai and was made to sit on a state transport to Bopgaon in Saswad region of Purandar tehsil on October 27.

Upon her appearance, the 15-year-old young lady was gangraped by two men, residents of Bopgaon and Vadaki towns.

The Hadaspar police in Pune have enrolled a case under Sections 376 and 359 (gangrape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) alongside applicable areas of the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses) Act based on the FIR. Investigating official Ramesh Sathe from the Hadapsar police headquarters revealed to India Today that the two denounced from Bopgaon and Vadaki are of 34 and work in private companies, including a wedding pandal organization.

The police are currently attempting to determine whether the four accused knew one another or had any type of correspondence between themselves on the times of the wrongdoing.

Official Sathe affirmed that the minor young lady has been sent for medical assessment. The girl of every day wage workers, the young lady had been living in Pune throughout the previous three years. Her family initially hails from Maharashtra’s Beed locale.

Gurugram: TB Patient Raped By ICU Staffer

A 21-year-old patient admitted to a private hospital in Gurugram was purportedly sexually assaulted by an individual from the staff while she was in the emergency unit), (police have said.

The lady was purportedly attacked while she was on the ventilator in ICU.

According to reports, the patient disclosed to her dad about the wrongdoing through a transcribed note when she recovered cognizance following half a month following which the family moved toward police and a case was enrolled at Sushant Lok police headquarters.

The patient is as yet under treatment, Hindustan Times revealed.

According to the news every day, the lady was conceded after she griped of breathing trouble. She was being treated for tuberculosis and was in detachment in an ICU.

Usha Kundu, the associate chief of police (HQ), told that the dad of the patient went to meet her and she let him know through-composed messages that she was assaulted.

“The emergency unite led an examination inside and we were informed by the relatives, following which we enrolled a case under segment 376 (2) (E) of Indian Penal Code at Sushant Lok police headquarters. We have distinguished the suspect however are yet to capture him,” she was cited as saying in the report.

Now The Ball Is In Judiciary’s Court

In the midst of tight security, the family members of the 20-year woman purportedly assaulted and tormented in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras – will today appear before the Lucknow seat of the Allahabad High Court. The lady kicked the bucket at a hospital in Delhi a month ago, fourteen days after the supposed attack and torment that set off far and wide shock.

The family left from Hathras for state capital Lucknow, around 380 km away, early today.

“I am going with them. Appropriate security plans have been made. The locale justice and administrator of police is likewise going with us,” Anjali Ganwar, Sub Divisional Magistrate, was cited as saying by news organization ANI.

The UP Police on Sunday guaranteed about the security game plans around the casualty’s home.

“There is adequate security for the casualty’s family. The neighborhood police is in contact with the family and close by towns. Authorities have been directing harmony meeting in the close by towns and engaged them not to focus on the gossipy tidbits,” senior cop Vineet Jaiswal told ANI.

The 20-year woman from Hathras was purportedly assaulted and attacked by four “upper caste” men from her town. The state government has gone under hefty analysis over the treatment of the case that many have contrasted with the 2012 assault in Delhi, which called for stricter laws. A huge aspect of that analysis has been about the treatment of the young lady’s tormented family purportedly secured up their home while the casualty was hurriedly incinerated.

“Stunned” by the supposed assault and murder of the 20-year woman and her persuasive incineration by the police in this way, the Lucknow seat of the Allahabad High Court on October 1 had called top government authorities to the court.

Till What Time Police Negligence Hackle The Discourse Of Justice

A minor girl killed herself on July 20 after she was purportedly gang-raped by seven men in Chhattisgarh’s Kondagaon district. Two months after, Police Negligence the police didn’t file an FIR in the case. It was only after the victim’s father attempted suicide, that the police took action.

Police said that minor went to attend a wedding at a neighbouring village when she was abducted and forcibly taken to a nearby forest where she was raped for several hours.

“As per preliminary investigation, the girl had gone to attend a wedding at a neighbouring village when she was taken to a nearby forest by two drunken men. There, five others joined them and she was raped for several hours,” Bastar range IG P Sundarraj was quoted as saying by Times of India.

As per police, later she was confided in a friend that the rapists had threatened to kill her if she spoke about it to anyone.

“She stayed quiet when the rapists brought her back to the wedding venue. She returned to her village early, without telling anything to her parents, who had stayed back,” the IG said.

She died by suicide on July 20, police said.

The IG said police did probe her suicide and asked family to contact them in case they know the reason behind the extreme step.

“Several days later, the girl’s friend told the family about the gangrape. They were shocked, but didn’t know if a case could still be pursued as she was already dead. In their ignorance of the law, the family didn’t get back to police. After two months, her father also attempted suicide by consuming pesticide, but was saved,” IG Sundarraj said.

While police said family of the victim did not informed us about the gangrape earlier, sources in Kondagaon said local police had promised her father that they would take action, but did nothing.

The girl’s body has now been disinter for autopsy, said police.

Is It A Time bound Investigation?

The Special Investigation team, set by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to investigate assault and torment in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras, has been given 10 additional days to present the status report to the CM.

The Uttar Pradesh government extended time given to SIT, which was required to present the status report for the situation on Wednesday, to present its discoveries by 10 days.

“Following the sets of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the time given to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to present their report to the CM has been extended by 10 days,” Awanish K Awasthi, State Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department was cited.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had on September 30 established a SIT to test the Hathras case in the midst of cross country shock.

The SIT is driven by UP Home Secretary Bhagwan Swarup and DIG Chandraprakash and commandant PAC Agra, Poonam, are its individuals.

According to reports, the SIT board on Tuesday visited the area of the crime and the incineration. Joined by a forensic master, the group visited through the field where the crime occurred and visited the spot where the lady was incinerated.

The Dalit lady from Hathras succumbed at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital to the wounds she attacked by four upper caste men in her town in Hathras region on September 14. The four are in custody.

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Priyanka Gandhi list 5 Demands And Questions Of Victim’s Family

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi met the family of the victim yesterday, who was purportedly gangraped in Hathras last month, and said that they will fight for ensuring justice to the Dalit woman. After meeting the victim’s family, Priyanka Gandhi, in a series of tweets, listed some of the demands of the Hathras case victim.

“Questions of Hathras victim’s family —

 1. A judicial probe be conducted through the Supreme Court.  2. Hathras DM be suspended and not given a big post. 3. Why our daughter’s body was burnt using petrol without our permission.” “4. Why we are being repeatedly misled and threatened.  5. For humanity’s sake, we brought ‘chita se phool [collecting remains after cremation]’, but how do we believe that this dead body is that of our daughter?” Priyanka Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.

Rahul Gandhi while talking to media mentioned that “Her father told him that the administration had forcefully taken their sign on some documents but it will led to nothing. We will fight untill we get justice.”

In early morning today SIT reach the Hathras’ Boolgarhi village to record the statement of victim’s family. This is just a day after CM pitched for CBI probe. But as per the victim’s family they don’t want CBI probe. They said in a statement that they want the matter to be scrutinized under the Supreme Court.

Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi Get Permission To Meet Victim’s Family

Uttar Pradesh administration permitted Congress leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi get permission of the victim family of the 19-year-old Dalit girl from Hathras. They will be accompanied by three other Congress leaders.

They were blocked at DND Delhi-Noida border. Around 250-300police personals were deployed. The congress workers are continuously protesting at the borders. Rahul Gandhi get out of his car and showed something on mobile to the police personals.

Rahul and Priyanka both individually request the protesters to behave accordingly and maintain the law and order. He also request to clean the road and give space to their vehicle so that they can reach Hathras as soon as possible and render thier condolences to the family.

Randeep Surjewala said “The BJP is a coward and Yogi Adityanath is timid one. If demand for justice and render condolences to victim’s family is a crime then including shri Rahul and Priyanka all the party workers and leaders are criminal and do this crime again and again. “

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who is also headed towards Hathras, has tweeted: Huge crowds milling at 24 Akbar Road as over fifty MPs gathered to travel to meet the family of the Hathras Case victim. It is entirely appropriate for people of conscience to seek to express their solidarity in the face of such atrocities. Let us hope the UP Govt behaves sensibly.

SP, DSP Suspended, Raga To Visit Hathras Again Amidst Nationwide Protests

The Uttar Pradesh government has suspended Hathras superintendent of police (SP), deputy superintendent of police (DSP), station inspector and two other officials citing gangrape and murder of the 19-year-old Dalit girl, hours after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath vowed “total destruction” of those who even think of harming the self-respect of women.

SP Vikrant Vir, DSP Ram Shabd, inspector Dinesh Verma, SI Jagveer Singh, and head constable Mahesh Pal have been suspended. Vineet Jaiswal, has now been given the charge of SP Hathras, UP government’s suspension order mentioned.

Congress has issued a statement that Congress MPs under the leadership of “Rahul Gandhi will go to Hathras today to meet the grieving family of the 19-year old girl of Uttar Pradesh, who was brutally raped, murdered and the body cremated surreptitiously in the middle of night by Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government”.

The Congress MPs led by “Rahul Gandhi will meet the kin to hear their grievances and demand justice for the victim and her family who have been denied justice and traumatised by the BJP government in their desperate attempt to hide the truth of the heinous crime,” said the Congress statement.

Heavy police deployment has been made at the borders of Boolgarhi village in Hathras ahead of Rahul Gandhi’s visit today.

Hundreds of activists, students, women and political leaders, including CM Arvind Kejriwal, gathered at Jantar Mantar in central Delhi on Friday in a massive protest to demand justice for the Hathras victim who died after being gang raped in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh. Raising slogans against the UP government, the Bhim Army chief, actor Swara Bhaskar, Kanhaiya Kumar, students, politicians and hundreds of protesters gathered at Jantar Mantar.

Derek O’Brie Pushed To Ground; Puducherry CM On Hunger Strike

Trinamool MPs have been halted by UP Police from entering Hathras. The MPs had traveled about 200 kms from Delhi. The Trinamool MPs were to Hathras to express solidarity with the grieving family of the victim and convey their condolences. Trinamool leaders Derek O’Brien, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Pratima Mondal and Mamata Thakur are part of the delegation.

Former MP Mamata Thakur says, “We were going to meet her family but there were not allowing us. When we insisted, the women police personnel pulled at our blouses and lathi-charged at our MP Pratima Mondal. She fell down. The male police officers touched her. This is shameful.”

As the Trinamool Congress delegation started moving towards Hathras, they were stopped by UP Police and there was a heated argument between TMC leaders and the cops. In a video, the police can be seen shoving and pushing the Trinamool leaders as a result of which Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’ Brien fell on the ground.

Police halt Samajwadi Party from marching towards Mahatma Gandhi statue at Hazratganj from the party office. A protester says, “We were going to stage a protest the statue against Hathras incident and the law & order situation in the state.”

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal condemns the Hathras rape case, says, “The Hathras incident is very painful and the government’s conduct with the victim’s family is not right. We are living in democracy and people in power must not forget that they are not owners but ‘sevaks’ of this country.”

Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy, Congress ministers and MLAs along with one MP are sitting on a hunger strike. The strike is being staged near the Anna Statue In Puducherry. The fast started around 10 am and will continue till 5:30 pm today.