India’s anti-rape protest outside the Indian High Commission in UK on Saturday 26 January India Republic Day

Following on from the very successful solidarity meeting with India’s anti-rape protests held yesterday at the Gender Institute, LSE, South Asia solidarity group and Imkhaan and many other women’s groups in the UK are calling a protest outside the Indian High Commission on Saturday 26 January India Republic Day. Please see below the demand fo the Republic Day protest demands here and in India.

Saturday’s Indian Republic Day protest – in solidarity with the ‘Freedom parade’ in Delhi and other protests across India…we’ll be urging the government to:
1. Draft robust, gender-just laws in consultation with women’s organisations to be passed in a Special Session of Parliament to change, for example, the laws which define rape exclusively as penile penetration.
2. Ensure gender-just procedures for filing First Information Reports (FIRs) and for police investigations of gender violence with action taken against police personnel who do not implement them properly.
3. Ensure gender-just procedures and practices in the judicial system particularly in cases of gender violence.
4. Prohibit the ‘two-finger test’ for rape.
5. Explicitly recognize rape by any state official as torture, and remove immunity from prosecution for sexual and gender-based crimes, including for members of the army, paramilitaries and police, as for example, in Kashmir, Manipur and Chhattisgarh.
6. Superintendent of Police Ankit Garg who was responsible for the sexual torture of Adivasi school teacher and social activist Soni Sori in October 2011 must be stripped of the President’s Police Medal for Gallantry shockingly awarded on Republic Day 2012.
7. Ensure more courts and faster trials for sexual violence cases and review and fast-track the more than 100,000 pending sexual violence cases in the country.
8. Explicitly recognise and address sexual violence against men, boys and trans people including by state agencies.
9. Ensure massive expansion of safe public transport for women.
10. Prohibit any attempts to impose discriminatory rules and regulations that prevent women from equal access to public spaces and equal rights.
11. Withdraw all false cases against protesters in the recent anti-rape protests.
12. Include an understanding of the issues around violence against women into the education system and provide resources for combatting violence against women.


OpenEdition vous propose de citer ce billet de la manière suivante :
DM (24 janvier 2013). India’s anti-rape protest outside the Indian High Commission in UK on Saturday 26 January India Republic Day. SRI LANKA & DIASPORAS. Consulté le 13 juillet 2024 à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/u7tw


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