These Two Sisters Are ‘Sentenced’ To Rape – Demand Justice
- IWB Post
- September 1, 2015
An all-male Khap Panchayat in the Baghpat village of Uttar Pradesh uses rape as a punishment measure. Read this story of 2 sisters who are facing this verdict.
This Panchayat has ruled that 23-year old Meenakshi Kumari and her 15-year-old sister shall be raped and paraded naked in Baghpat with their faces blackened. Reason? Their brother has eloped with a married woman of a higher caste.
Since brother is from the Dalit caste and the woman belongs to Jat community, the village isn’t happy with the couple’s decision. The 2 sisters are now waiting for the unfortunate judgment to take place.
Meenakshi has even reached out to the Supreme Court of India seeking protection, saying that the local police have been harassing her and the family. In a plea to the court she said that she and her family “cannot return back to her village and have been rendered homeless”. The family is currently residing in Delhi. The court has now ordered the local police to respond.
Sign the petition here.