NEFIS Demands Immediate Independent Judicial Probe Into Molestation Of Three Women By Army Personnel In Arunachal Pradesh

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NORTH-EAST FORUM FOR INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY (NEFIS)

Correspondence Add: 2/21, Double Storey, Vijaynagar, Delhi; Ph: 7838983871; Email: [email protected]

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PRESS RELEASE

Date: 18.04.15

 

NEFIS DEMANDS IMMEDIATE INDEPENDENT JUDICIAL PROBE INTO MOLESTATION OF THREE WOMEN BY ARMY PERSONNEL IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH!

ARREST 12 ARMY PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN MOLESTATION IMMEDIATELY!

A DELEGATION OF NEFIS SUBMITS MEMORANDUM TO RESIDENT COMMISSIONER OF ARUNACHAL BHAWAN!

 

Today a two member delegation of NEFIS submitted a memorandum to the Resident Commissioner of Arunachal Bhawan regarding molestation of three women by Army personnel in Arunachal Pradesh. It is to be noted that on April 6th 12 Indian Army personnel molested three Arunachalee women in Jullang village of Lower Taraso in Papum Pare. But sadly, none of them have even been identified by the local police. The state government holds the responsibility of safety and well being of its people but this event shows total failure on government’s side. Women are being attacked by the Army in the midnight. Arunachal Pradesh government has not set up an independent judicial enquiry into the matter. The whole village came to file the FIR but even now the molesters are at large. It is to be noted that AFSPA was recently extended to different districts of Arunachal Pradesh which gives legal immunity to the army personnel from police persecution and permission has to be granted by the central government to prosecute the army personnel. Such anti-people act has to be repealed immediately.

Following demands have been underlined in the memorandum:

  1. Arunachal Pradesh government should immediately set up independent judicial enquiry into the matter.
  2. Arunachal Pradesh government should immediately seek permission from the Central government to prosecute the Army personnel involved in molestation.
  3. Arunachal Pradesh state government should track the movement of army personnel in the state.
  4. Arunachal Pradesh government should write to the Central government to roll back Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) from the state.

 

If our demands are not immediately heard we will take this issue to national level and wage a struggle against such atrocities.

 

Thanking You

Hem Chandra Brahma

Media Coordinator

North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS)

Contact: 7838983871 Email: [email protected]

 

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