Human right activists claim man raped sister-in-law, now getting married

Our correspondent
New Delhi: Human Right Activists are fighting to get justice for a girl who was allegedly raped by her brother-in-law and had been forced to bear a child. The girl was mentally tortured by her in-law’s family who allegedly held her hostage for years. She was only 16 when she was married to an impotent. To save the honour of the family she was allegedly raped by her brother-in-law. She resisted but none helped her.

The matter is of Jammu and Kashmir. As per the allegations she was married to an impotent man. The fact was concealed at the time of her marriage. She was 16 at that time.
The girl has alleged that she was repeteadly raped and tortured by her brother-in-law.
She approached the local police in Jammu but the police didn’t listen to her.
Later, she somehow approached the first class magistrate Udhampur, Jammu but the police report came against her.
“A daughter of the relative of accused was recently elected as Panchayat chief. They passed a resolution against the girl that she is a sex worker. This is totally unacceptable,” said Meenu Padha the human right activist.
The victim has alleged that the accused is going to get married and will spoil the life of another girl and hence a case should be lodged. The girl is reportedly having a chlld from the accused.
Meenu Padha has written to national commission for women to look into the matter. They also have approached various other concerned authorities.

Advocate Padha, who is also the President, J&K National Child and Women Development Council, along with Nikhil Padha under the guidance of Advocate Sangkrito Ray Chaudhuri (Advocate, Supreme Court of India) in a letter addressed to the National Commission for Women, India, on Thursday sought suo moto cognizance and appropriate direction to the authority of Jammu and Kashmir to urgently take action and provide Justice to a victim of rape, domestic violence and general violence, hailing from District Udhampur of the Union Territory.

The copy of the letter has also been addressed to Union Minister, Smriti Irani, Ministry of WCD, Sushri Debasree Chaudhary, Ministry of State, WCD, Justice H L Dattu, Chairperson NHRC, Jaideep Govind, Secretary General NHRC and SSP Udhampur, Sargun Shukla.

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