Crimes like this against women are common in some parts of the world.
This utterly monstrous behavior is what the Gender Equality Project is a part of stopping.
Two Sisters to be Raped as Punishment
An unelected all-male village council in India has ordered that 23-year-old Meenakshi Kumari and her 15-year-old sister be raped and paraded naked.
The ‘sentence’ was handed down as punishment after their brother eloped with a married woman.
Nothing could justify this punishment. It’s not fair. It’s not right. And it’s against the law. Demand that the local authorities intervene immediately.
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 in villages.
The supreme court of India has branded their decrees illegal, yet in some states they continue to operate – and their punishments are carried out.
The whole family, including the eloped woman, are at risk of reprisals. A brother of the sisters, Sumit Kumar, said, “In the panchayat [village council], the Jat decision is final. They don’t listen to us. The police don’t listen to us. The police said anyone can be murdered now.”
Act now. Demand the Director General of Police, Jagmohan Yadav, ensures the safety of Meenakshi Kumari, her sister and family.