On DIG of Saharanpur, 10 may 2012
ALL INDIA DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION
NO. 2253- E , SHADI KHAMPUR, NEW RANJIT NAGAR,
PH: 011-25700476, 25709565
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Date: 10th May 2012
The All India Democratic Women’s association (AIDWA) strongly condemns the statement of the DIG of Saharanpur, Shri SK Mathur, reported in the media on May 10th 2012 which provides outrageous inducement to committing murder in the name of honour. In a situation where crimes and killings against innocent youth on grounds of so called honour by relatives and/or by the clan are on the increase, the implications of the DIG’s comment cannot be underestimated. It represents a blatant infringement of the directions given by various Courts that the police have to provide safety to young couples who are being threatened by their relatives, or by certain sections of their community for having contracted self choice marriages. If this is the attitude of the protection givers, how can the rule of law and order be maintained, and how can the effected couples get justice?
AIDWA has been demanding that a comprehensive law should be enacted to tackle the various dimensions of such crimes that are being executed with great impunity. This incident once again underlines the urgent need for a law to address killings and crimes being committed in the name of honour.
The UP state unit of AIDWA has also called for an appropriate legislation, and has demanded stringent action against the DIG, and his dismissal in the wake of his irresponsible remarks.
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Shyamali Gupta Madhu Garg Sudha Sundararaman
(President) (Secretary, UP) (General Secretary)