Sunday, April 28, 2013

Role of police in Varanasi of India for securing women rights: two faces

Yesterday (27 April, 2013), around 12 mid night Shruti Nagvanshi, managing trustee of PVCHR along with our activist Mr. Shiv Pratap Chaubey went to Sarnath police station regarding the abduction of 14 years old girl of Sarai Mohana under jurisdiction of Sarnath in Varanasi of India. Near the Sarnath crossing Shruti Nagvanashi received threat from Station House office, Sarnath.   He said that it is his area and he will see her.  Being as women, he also demoralized her by asking silly questions.

As on 15 April, 2013 14 years old Meena (name changed) she was abducted through marriage by Vikas with the support of Sheela (a neighbour of Meena). On 18 April, 2013 Meena family informed to the Sarnath police but no FIR was lodged. After getting no help the family moved and submitted application to Senior Superintendent of Police and inspector General of Police and on their direction FIR was lodged on 23 April, 2013. But S.O did not arrest the perpetrator or any action.

On 25 April, 2013 the hundred of people protested outside Sarai Mohana police out post under Sarnath police station. On the protest of local people police arrested Sheela on same day and yesterday night the girl was rescued and released from Bihar and the perpetrator Vikas in the custody of Sarnath police, but no statement before magistrate and medico-legal report.   

S.O Sarnath not only misbehaved with Shruti but also give threat Shiv Pratap Chaubey on his mobile on 27 April, 2013 at morning.

This is not only case of trafficking in Saraimohana but 5 years before Saraimohana was centre for the chat pat marriage but after PVCHR intervention it finished. Now again it started around 15 girls got chat pat marriage and they never come back to see their family again.

From Desk of Executive Director of Peoples’ Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 1:58 AM
Subject: re: threat to woman Human Rights defender Shruti Nagvanshi
To: "A.K. Parashar" , US-C


Shruti and Shiv Pratap Pandey are fighting a case of a 14 years girl of Saraimohana village of Sarnath police station of Varanasi. Girl recovered from Bihar. After that In charge of police station-Sarnath openly threaten to Shruti in midnight of nearly on 12 at Sarnath crossing.

With regards,

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