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Police collusion with the perpetrators of rape and murder of a minor girl from the Nishad community (WSS Investigation Report)

आप बताना दीदी, मैं गलत बोल रही हूँ क्यागरीब की बेटी की इज्ज़त नहीं होती क्या!

“You tell me, sister, I am saying anything wrong … doesn’t the daughter of a poor person not have any not respect?”

We reached Gurmandi, about 10 km from the heart of New Delhi’s Connaught Place, at about 5.15 pm on 22 October, 2020. We were there to learn more about about the seventeen year old Dalit girl who was allegedly raped and murdered by her employer in Model Town on October 4. We turned into a narrow lane, and her house was upstairs, in a building at the end of the lane – just one room.

Her aunt, her mother’s younger sister, was settling the room after visitors had left, when we arrived. In the course of conversation, we discovered that she had not even had time to eat – she had returned from work and there were visitors, and we were there and she was trying to make us feel at home. This endless stream of visitors had become routine, since October 16. The girl’s older aunt lived not far away, and had also arrived to meet us.

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रेप-मर्डर केस में नाबालिग निषाद पीड़िता के साथ अन्याय, दोषियों का बचाव और पुलिस की साझेदारी – (WSS फैक्ट्फाइन्डिंग रिपोर्ट)

आप बताना दीदी, मैं गलत बोल रही हूँ क्यागरीब की बेटी की इज्ज़त नहीं होती क्या!

शाम के लगभग 5.15 पर हम गुड़मंडी में चौधरी चौक से होते हुए कुछ संकरी गलियों में घुसे। ऐसी ही एक गली में हम अंत के एक मक़ान में गए, सीढ़ियाँ चढ़ते ही उल्टे हाथ पर प्लास्टर किया हुआ एक कमरा था- मॉडल टाउन में काम करने वाली 17 साल की नाबालिग लड़की का, जिसका 4 अक्टूबर 2020 को कथित तौर पर बलात्कार और मर्डर हुआ है।

कमरे में उसकी छोटी मौसी थी, चूल्हे के पास खड़ी थी। और हमसे 3 मिनट पहले जो लोग मिलकर गए, उनके जाने पर कमरा सही कर रही थी, हमारे आते ही हमारी खातिरदारी में लग गई। बातों-बातों में पता चला कि उन्होनें सुबह से खाना भी नहीं खाया था, काम से लौट कर लोगों से बातचीत में ही लगी रह गई। 16 अक्टूबर से यह उनका रोज़ का रूटीन हो गया है। बड़ी मौसी, जो 3 गली छोड़ कर रहती हैं, वो भी वहीं आ गई थी।

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WSS Statement On The #MeToo Violence In Bihar – Hindi

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Hindi WSS Statement #MeTooViolence in Bihar


WSS Statement Condemning Barbaric Sexual Assault and Murder of Dalit and Adivasi Minor Girls In Tamil Nadu

WSS Statement Condemning Barbaric Sexual Assault and Murder of Dalit and Adivasi Minor Girls In Tamil Nadu

15th November 2018

WSS strongly condemns the barbaric assault and murder of a minor dalit girl in the outskirts of Salem district in Tamil Nadu on October 22nd 2018 by her upper caste neighbor and the brutal murder of an adivasi girl in Dharmapuri on November 10th 2018.

In Salem, a man from the dominant Mudaliar caste had made sexual advances towards the victim, Rajalakshmi, which she had refused, and later reported to her mother. A student of class 8, Rajalakshmi was the daughter of a graveyard worker, native of village Thalavaipatti Theruku Kaadu near Attur, Salem district. Since she was 9 years old, she had been facing sexual harassment, unwanted sexual advances and abuse at the hands of her upper caste Mudaliar neighbor who is now 26. Everyone in the village was aware of the sexual abuse she had been facing, yet no one dared to confront the perpetrator. Continue reading

Press Release Of The CDRO and WSS Fact Finding of Khunti, Ghagra, Palamu Tiger Reserve And Sedition Cases

Press Release 19th August 2018

From 17th to 19th of August, a ten member fact finding team of Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations (CDRO) and Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS), along with local activists, travelled across the state of Jharkhand and investigated incidents of violation of human rights in Jharkhand state. The first case was the recent incident of the rape of five women in Khunti district, the second was the Betla Tiger Project and the team tried to speak with several persons on whom the Jharkhand state has filed cases of sedition. Following news coverage and reports from human rights activists in Jharkhand, the fact-finding team reached out to as many people as possible including the villagers, intellectuals, activists, journalists, lawyers and the police. Continue reading