Save Kalawati’s Daughter. Prevent another Phoolan Devi, Sheelu Nishad, Nirbhay.

Pragatisheel Mahila Sangathan (PMS)
Village Rehi, Bara, Allahabad
Press Release – 25 July 2013
Save Kalawati’s Daughter. Prevent another Phoolan Devi, Sheelu Nishad, Nirbhay.
Pragatisheel Mahila Sangathan has severely condemned the Akhilesh Yadav govt, particularly IG Alld zone Alok Sharma, for failing to recover and secure Kalawati’s daughter who was kidnapped by armed goondas on the intervening night of 15 and 16 July from village Potaniha Purwa, Chakaur, Mau Chitrakoot.
Armed goondas jumped into Kalawati’s house from the thatched roof at 1 am, fired in the air, opened the latch to allow in other gang members, put the gun to Kalawati’s chest, pushed her, fired in the air to threaten the basti and forcefully took away her 15 year old daughter. While Kalawati went to the PS Mau to complain in the morning, SO Sri KP Singh showered choicest abuses saying Kalawati’s husband was a gangster and the girl had gone on her own. He knew these ‘wrong details’ in advance. Despite media reports and repeated complaints to SDM Mau, SP and DM  Chitrakoot and registered complaints to DGP, CM, State HR and Women’s commissions no attempt has been made to trace the girl.
On July 20th the IG was complained to. He sent Kalawati back to the SO who promptly wrote out the complaint, but altered it to say the girl was coaxed and taken away.
On 20th July itself Prof Ranjana Kakkar, Prof. Nisha Srivastava and Utpala Shukla wrote a written complaint to the IG Zone identifying one gang leader Pahalwan and stating that the girl is possibly in his house in a named village in Allahabad district and that he should get raids conducted without divulging details to SO Mau. But he took no action. The mother has been force now to file a Habeus Corpus petition.
PMS has severely condemned IG Alok Sharma for not making any concrete move to recover the girl. Had he ordered arrest of the SO for crime against women, not registering the FIR, etc the SO would have disclosed the whereabouts of the girl. There are layers and layers of protective cover for the criminals in this govt. Misbehaviour by police with women continues unabated despite the Delhi rape case and Justice Verma Commission’s recommendations. The attitude of senior police officials in regard to crime against girls is painful.
PMS has decided to conduct a campaign on the issue all over the country to force the SP govt to act before another Phoolan Devi or Sheelu Nishad is born and before another dead rape victim’s body is recovered.
 
(Dhanpati Devi)
Convenor
Mob. 8423684276
Contact – Prof. Ranjana Kakkar 9621230676, Utpala Shukla 9415828093

on Batla House Verdict: Statment by Delhi COmmittee of CPI(M-L) New Democracy

The Delhi committee of Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) New Democracy strongly opposes the verdict of the court on Batla House encounter. This verdict is biased and shows the mindset of ruling classes.

The court has completely ignored the fact that not a single local witness was produced. Moreover, court shamelessly justified it as not necessary. Similarly, every encounter has a magisterial inquiry, which was not done in this case and was again ignored by the court.

There are many fallacies in the entire police version, which was considered true. Like there was only one exit in the L-18 flat (place of so-called encounter) which is on second floor. How can two people escape from there when armed police was there? In case police knew that they are terrorists and it was planned, why house and its exits were sealed? Why was MC Sharma not wearing bulletproof jacket? If not, why police went there and without any inquiry, how did they reach conclusion? Why these people, (as claimed to be terrorists) have given their true details in tenant verification form? Special cell claim that these are forged by caretaker is baseless as within two hours they were submitted.

Why the dead bodies were not identified before burial? Why copy of Post Mortem report made public or not given to family members? Why no FIR lodged as mandatory in case of encounter?

Statement by Holy Family Hospital on 19.09.2008 says that no external material was found in chest of MC Sharma ant no bulletwas recovered. What happened to the bullets fired? Why  were they   not picked as it would have identified the pistol?

Immediately after the encounter, police told media that they were mastermind behind Jaipur and Delhi blasts. However, by then they have not even analyzed Saif’s laptop etc. How could they reach such a conclusions?

Killed people have bullet marks on their forehead and gunshot seemed very close? While an encounter was taking place, were they pleading to be shot, bent on there knees?

There are many more questions. The very fact that congress refused the demand of judicial probe as it felt it would have adverse effect on morale of police. (moral for killing people). Only some local leaders who were bothered about vote bank had controlled reaction. This indicates that on such matter there is no difference between any major ruling class parties.