Patna: Thirty-four girls student of a residential school in Bihar had to pay a heavy price for opposing routine sexual advances made by some local youth on Saturday evening. The girls were thrashed so badly by the boys that the injured girls were rushed to the hospital immediately in an ambulance. “More than 12 girls sustained grievous injuries and the condition of two of them is critical”. Many of the injured have internal pain, said Congress MP, Ranjit Ranjan from Supaul who visited the hospital on Sunday.
“When the girls came outside the school to play, boys standing in the nearby terraces used explicit words. After the girls revolted to the comments, they were beaten up by the boys. A few of us went to the field to calm the situation. It all became peaceful soon after, but the boys did not stop misbehaving. At that point, there were 10-12 boys.
The mob had a free run, vandalized the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya(KGBV), which is the residential school for girls belonging to SC, ST, OBC and minority communities. Only two arrested were made till the time of going to press. Both KGBV and middle school are on the same campus with the separate building but a common playground. ”
The Girl at KGBV alleged that some youth of Darpakha often harassed them sexually and passed lewd comments. The girls confronted some of the youths on Saturday and the violence was in retaliation of this act, they added. Narrating the sequence of events, Sapaul DM, Badiya Nath Yadav said some of the girls confronted a few local youths and some middle school students for writing vulgar messages on the wall of KGBV.”Such incident won’t be tolerated, we will identify the culprits and bring the guilty to book”
India should stand with Tewari and his wife kalpana, Yogi Govt should suspend all cops who supported this and if cops stand with black armbands for murder cop, what justice can public get? A week after the murder of Apple employee Vivek Tiwari by a constable, UP police are tackling rebellion in the force’s rank and file, Junior cops are rallying behind the arrested constable, Prashant Chaudhary, citing “freedom of expression” and blaming their senior for not supporting them. Police constable across UP sported black armbands and posted photos on social media in a show of solidarity with suspended constable chaudhary, currently behind bars as the main accused in Tewari’s murder . As the images went viral, Tewari Window kalpana demanded action against the cops. Initially DGP, O P Sing’s office said most of the pictures morphed or lifted from other place, but later ordered a probe. The call from for the protest was given by two cops-Avinash Phatak and Brajendra Yadav-both of whom were arrested on Friday for “anti-police” activities and inciting other policeman.
The arrests followed their dismissal on Thursday night . In Lucknow, SSP, Kalanidhi Naithani removed three SHOs – Ajay Kumar Yadav from Aliganj, Dharmes kumar Shahi from Guddamba and Parshuram Sing Naka – and suspended three constable- Jitendra Verma (Aliganj), Sumit Kumar (Gudamba) and Gourav Chaudhary (Naka)-for breach of peace. He said the cops in the photographs were being identified and action would be taken against them.
DIG (law and order) Praveen kumar Tripathi said no indiscipline will be tolerated in the force. “We are a disciplined unit and the law is taking its course,” said Tripathi. In Bareilly, constable Neeraj Mathur was attached to police lines for uploading a video against Tewari’s widow Kalpana on social media. A constable in Etah district, Sarvesh Chaudhary, was suspended after he posted a video against his senior for not supporting junior cops.
Mysore bank circle, K.G Road at Bangalore this morning witnessed a different kind of celebration marking the International Women’s Day. A silent protest against rape, their core message No Justice, No women’s day. New India, a self-funded NGO which is committed to women empowerment, creating a better future for underprivileged children and quality health-care in India. On the occasion of International Women’s Day New India initiated a StopRape campaign which is a sincere effort to seek the attention of all the Honorary Judges of India and urge them to ensure day to day trials of rape cases thus ensuring Justice!
The StopRape campaign expressed its message through a silent protest that happened in Bangalore the protest walked from Mysore bank circle to Freedom Park. It amassed an overwhelming participation of 2000 people walking for a safer India! Most of them donning black the colour of protest. The one’s who could not express their support physically, are signing an online petition to be a part of this campaign. So the ones who cannot be a part of the protest physically please do go online, log on to www.thenewindia.org and support us!
We at New India would sincerely like to thank all the protestors who came, gave their valuable time and walked with us in the silent protest and helped us be one voice against rape! We would also like to thank all our online supporters for strengthening the cause! We hope our voice will be heard!