Women share their horror stories at Kejriwal rally
New Delhi, Dec 21, 2012, DHNS : 1:58 IST
Hundreds of city residents, including victims of sexual harassment and their family members, held a protest at Jantar Mantar on Friday. The protest was organised by Arvind Kejrwal led Aam Aadmi Party.
While the victims recounted their experiences about the problems they have been facing in getting justice, the AAP leaders demanded the Union government to call a special session in the Parliament to amend the laws in order to convict the perpetrators in a time-bound manner.
Recounting the harassments she faced, a 13-year-old girl from Sunder Nagri in north-east Delhi said: “Some of the anti-social elements in my neighbourhood tried to molest me.
When I raised an alarm, they thrashed me in open. My ordeal did not end there. When I went to police to lodge a complaint, they refused to register my complaint stating that such incidents are very general.”
Another lady from west Delhi shared her experience related to harssment of her teenaged daughter. A lady from Ghaziabad said she has been running from pillar to post for getting justice for her daughter, but all her efforts have failed.
Aassault by BSP leader
She alleged that a BSP leader from UP has raped her daughter, but she has not been able to get the man booked due to his connections.
Addressing the gathering, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal demanded the Central government to convene a special session in the Parliament to amend the laws for conducting time-bound trial in rape cases.
“The trial of rape cases should be done within two months. For that, the government needs to constitute fast track courts. If required, the Central government should amend the law. Or else, all the announcmenets being made by Union and the state government would not be of any use,” said Kejriwal.
The Delhi government needs to constitute much more fast track courts than five courts announced to be opened, he added.
Later, a candlelight march was held from Jantar Mantar to India Gate demanding justice for the woman.