Thrashing of victim of sexual harassment by Punjab Police condemmed.

Lawyers For Human Rights International in a meeting held at Chandigarh condemned the incident of thrashing a victim of sexual harasshment and her father by Punjab Police at Tarn Taran, Punjab and passed  resolution demanding strict action and registring of F.I.R. against the policemen involved in the incident under Indian Penal Code. In a shocking case of police brutality,policemen thrashed a victim and her father instead of helping them.

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PRESS NOTE

The NGO  Lawyers For Human Rights International (Regd.) (LFHRI), in a meeting held today at Chandigarh condemned action of Punjab personal who brutally thrashed the sexual harassment victim and her father in TarnTaran, Punjab. The girl was allegedly harassed at Punjab International Marriage Palace.  The action of the police gave a wrong message to a victims and public at large  and was just to shut  the voice of the victims and to cover up the inability on the part of Punjab police in curbing the increasing crimes in state. It also amounts to violations of  human rights of the victims.   The orgnisation feels that the action of Punjab Police is not only anti women but also described the mindset of a disciplined force.  In the meeting the following resolutions are passed :-

  1. That an F.I.R under the relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) should be registered against the police personal involved in the incident.
  2. The mere suspension of the policemen involved in the incident is not sufficient and is just an eyewash.

such persons should be dismissed from service after departmental inquiry by a senior officer.

  1. Special training should be given to the police to deal with the complaints by the women.
  2. Special units should be formed in every police station to deal with crime against women and lady staff be placed in every police station.
  3. String action should be taken against the police personal who are  not taking seriously the complaints made by the women.
  4. The responsibilities of senior officers  also be fixed.

TEJINDER SINGH SUDAN

ADVOCATE

PRESIDENT, CHANDIGARH UNIT,

LAWYERS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL

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