Up dated Sept 2nd
On July 30th an unelected all-male village council in the Baghpat district of India ordered that two sisters aged 23 and 15 be raped and paraded naked, their faces blackened, as punishment for their brother’s supposed crime – he eloped with a married woman from a higher caste.
Please sign the following petitions
Please sign Amnesty International’s petition calling on India’s authorities to intervene immediately and protect the two sisters who are to be punished in this most barbaric way. This is shocking in the extreme and against the law and must be stopped.
TWO SISTERS TO BE RAPED AS PUNISHMENT – DEMAND JUSTICE
The ‘sentence’ was handed down as punishment after their brother eloped with a married woman. They also ordered for the sisters to be paraded naked with blackened faces. Nothing could justify this abhorrent punishment. It’s not fair. It’s not right. And it’s against the law. Demand that the local authorities intervene immediately.”
Please click the link below to sign the petition.
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This is a simple quick sign petition which sends a message to the Principal Secretary of Lucknow, India.
Please sign and share widely.
Update 2nd Sept
New Petition from Care2
Two Women Sentenced to be Gang-Raped as Punishment for Their Brother’s “Crime”
“If you are as horrified as I am by this, please sign this petition demanding immediate protection for the sisters and an investigation into the village council and their decision to sentence two innocent women to be gang-raped and further humiliated.”
Please read more and sign the petition:
Please sign both petitions
More information from Amnesty International:
“Unelected village councils such as this are widespread in parts of India. More often than not they are made up of older men from dominant castes, who prescribe rules for social behaviour and interaction in villages.
The supreme court of India has described them as ‘kangaroo courts’ and branded their decrees illegal, yet in some states they continue to operate – and their punishments are carried out.
Act now to demand that this disgusting ruling is not allowed to happen.”
This is absolutely sickening, I am at a loss for words! Something must be done to stop this. It is disgusting, an absolute outrage, the members of the council are seriously warped in their thinking. It seems that so much evil in this world is the result of authority in the hands of those of questionable mentality both morally and psychologically.
Two Indian sisters to be raped as punishment after their brother ran off with married woman
“The unelected all-male village council also ordered that the 23-year-old and 15-year-old sisters are paraded naked with blackened faces.
The horrific order was revealed by Amnesty International which said the sisters and their family have fled their village in the Baghpat district, just outside of Delhi.”
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