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भंवरी देवी जैसी निडर महिलाओं के संघर्ष की बदौलत ही हम #MeToo तक पहुच पाए हैं मानवाधिकार रक्षक का परिचय

1995 में भंवरी देवी बलात्कार के मामले में चार आरोपियों को बरी करते हुए जयपुर जिला और सत्र अदालत ने कहा था “भारतीय संस्कृति अभी इस हद तक नहीं गिरी है कि गांव का एक भोलाभाला आदमी लोक–लाज की सभी मर्यादाओं को भूलकर, किसी वहशी भेड़िए की तरह औरत पर झपट पड़ने को लालायित हो जाए.”…

16 साल की आदिवासी लड़की मीना खलखो के हत्यारे पुलिसकर्मी आज भी मज़े से नौकरी कर रहे हैं मीना खलखो की हत्या को सात साल हो चुके हैं पर छत्तीसगढ़ में हत्याओं का सिलसिला बदस्तूर जारी है

छत्तीसगढ़ की हर आदिवासी लड़की शायद इसी डर में जीती है कि एक दिन कुछ पुलिस वाले आएंगे, उसके साथ बलात्कार करेंगे, फिर उसे गोली मार देंगे और कागज़ में लिख देंगे कि ये नक्सली थी और मुठभेड़ में मारी गई.   5 जुलाई 2011 और 6 जुलाई 2011 की दरमियानी रात छत्तीसगढ़ के बलरामपुर ज़िले में करचा…

Nirbhaya & Bilkees Bano: Different Parametres for Justice?

Two judgements within a day of each other have caught national attention. The first is the Supreme Court judgement in the Nirbhaya case. The second is the Mumbai High Court judgement in the Bilkis Bano case. Two cases, two women, two standards of justice. The Nirbhaya case aroused the conscience of India in an unprecedented…

Bilkees Bano Case: Rejecting Appeals of 11 Accused Bombay High Court Upholds Convictions

The Bombay High Court today upheld the life sentence order of the trial court against the 11 accused in the 2002 Bilkis Bano gangrape case. The court has, however, set aside acquittal of five of the accused which include Gujarat police officers and doctors of the government hospital. The court further said that it will…

Judgement in Bilkees Bano Case Today, Bombay HC: Guj 2002 Carnage

Bilkis Bano, a Survivor and Face of the Struggle for Justice and Reparation Awaits the Verdict in the Apepals by convicts as she now lives in Vadodara Over five and a half months after the Bombay High Court reserved its order on appeals filed by 11 convicts against life sentence awarded to them by the…

The woman who lost 25 members of her family in the 2002 riots and went on to help other widows

15 years after the communal carnage in Gujarat, Harsh Mander narrates a tale of exceptional courage. Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP | Farzan Biwi, 22, who lost her husband during the communal violence in Gujarat, kisses her 15-day-old baby at a relief camp in Ahmedabad in May 2002. I have engaged for many years with survivors of communal…

Inadequate Compensation (Official and Independent Studies)

The Gujarat state has paid out a mere Rs 1.5 lakh (Rs 90,000 in cash and Rs 60,000 in Narmada Bonds) as compensation to the next of kin of those killed in the violence of 2002. A detailed memorandum to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA I) not to mention three public meetings held by victim…

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