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Help End Violence Against Women in India

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Target: The Parliament of India Goal: Clearly define sexual assault and show more vigilance in enforcing anti-violence laws. As highlighted by the recent gang-rape of a medical student who was riding a bus in New Delhi, the right to safety for

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Past Member (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 3:18 am
Signed, thank you.

Vivien Green (153)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 6:13 am
Signed,noted and shared on FB.
Thank you Rose

alicia m (97)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:29 am
noted, signes, shared, gracias

Sue H (7)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:38 am
Noted and signed, thanks.

Elizabeth O (93)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 11:24 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:58 pm
Total no-brainer. Signed.

Erin R (181)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 2:07 pm

Bartlomiej T (296)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 2:09 pm
Signed. Thank you Rose.

Süheyla C (234)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 3:01 pm
Thank you for sharing

Sunday December 23, 2012, 6:10 pm
Signed, thanks.

Paula W (23)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 11:50 pm
Noted & Signed.

Patricia N (9)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 11:58 pm
Signed. Terrible conditions for women in so many countries.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Monday December 24, 2012, 12:30 am
Noted and signed. It's really sickening!

Robert O (12)
Monday December 24, 2012, 12:32 am
Signed. Thanks Rose.

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Monday December 24, 2012, 1:32 am
Signed and noted.

jaya Sinha (26)
Monday December 24, 2012, 2:17 am

Past Member (0)
Monday December 24, 2012, 3:21 am
Signed Cheers Rose

P A (117)
Monday December 24, 2012, 3:23 am
Signed - green star Rose, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 24, 2012, 4:12 am

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Monday December 24, 2012, 5:08 am

. (0)
Monday December 24, 2012, 7:37 am
Signed & posted

Past Member (0)
Monday December 24, 2012, 7:44 am
India desperately needs a cultural change so that couples think it is ok to have a female child As long as their society thinks its only important to have a male child there will be an imbalance in the population Women are considered 2nd class which is a bit ironic because without the women there would not be any males either
A lack of women should not mean the ones they have should be sexually abused India and their way of thinking have created this problem Its time the government there sorted this out with more punishment for sex
crimes and education to tell them that both sexes are equally as important

Past Member (0)
Monday December 24, 2012, 9:06 am
signed, thanks Rose

Joe R (190)
Monday December 24, 2012, 9:40 am
Thanks Rose. Signed and noted.

Gene J (290)
Monday December 24, 2012, 1:48 pm
I'd say this was horrible but that hardly seems enough. How can such an atrocious crime be so prevalent the world over? We call ourselves civilized yet half, more counting children, our species lives in fear of the male portion beating, raping and/or killing them for the simple crime of being female. This is not civilized, nor are we a civilization. We're barbarians barely down from the trees and though we are capable of better behavior, we don't show any propensity for it. One has to ask of politicians, including those here in the US blocking VAWA, are YOU a rapist? Do YOU condone violence against women? If you do not, then WHY are you not enacting stringent penalties for crimes against women? Any politician who answers no to the first two questions should be a co-signer on the legislation to punish perpetrator's of violence against women. Anything less makes them as guilty as the perpetrators. Because when you take no action to protect, you are condoning the violence. Morally and legally in my opinion. And are just as disgusting as the criminals themselves. This is not an area in which talk counts, only action. Do or not do. And to not do, well, that should disqualify you from representing anyone over anything because you are yourself less than human. I'd like to let Lisbeth Salander have an evening with you. Maybe that would loosen up your writing fingers and produce viable and real change with penalties commensurate to the crime. She IS a pretty good amateur tatooist and I'd like to see her handiwork on the criminals and the politicians who enable them. All of them, right across the forehead, so we can all tell when we are in the company of pond scum.

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday December 24, 2012, 2:43 pm
Signed & Noted. Thank you, Rose.

Madhu Pillai (22)
Monday December 24, 2012, 5:48 pm
Noted and signed, although I don't think the the photograph in this article is an Indian woman, more likely a young woman protesting in Egypt.

Vicky P (476)
Monday December 24, 2012, 6:01 pm
Noted and signed

Travis Williams (1)
Monday December 24, 2012, 10:49 pm
Signed. I appreciate all these articles and petitions.

Faye Swan (23)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 12:28 am
Signed and noted! Thank you.

Tuesday December 25, 2012, 1:00 am
Noted and sgned

paul m (93)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 5:13 am


MarietteAWAY G (175)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 2:08 pm
Signed, thanks Rose!

Edith B (146)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 9:42 pm
Noted, signed, and shared on Facebook.

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Wednesday December 26, 2012, 2:38 am

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 3:15 am
Signed and noted thanks

Danuta Watola (1248)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 3:23 am

jaya Sinha (26)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 4:50 am
19 yrs after death,Ruchikas friend still seeks justice

Ajay Sura TNN

Chandigarh: As angry protests grip the country over the Delhi gangrape,Aradhana Prakash still seethes in anger over an incident that shook her life 19 years ago.Her closest friend,Ruchika,just 17 then,had snuffed out her own life on December 28,1993,after she was molested by former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore and her family harassed by him.
Aradhana,now settled in Australia,recalls the gritty fight she put up for her friend long before 24x7 television and social media and rues that Ruchikas tormentor is roaming free,enjoying a good life.Whatever be it,I want to see an end to this case.Only then can Ruchika rest in peace, Aradhana told TOIover the phone from Sydney,where she stays with her husband and two children.
Aradhana said watching the nationwide protests on television and on cyberspace left her both happy and sad.Had Ruchikas case been highlighted in such a manner then,at a time she faced atrocities after complaining against a powerful police officer,her case may have attained finality, she said.
On August 20,1990,Rathore,then IGP with Haryana police and president of the Haryana Lawn Tennis Association (HLTA),had molested Ruchika Girhotra,a budding tennis player,in the HLTA office in Panchkula.Ruchika was 14 years old then.Soon after she registered a complaint,Ruchika was expelled from her school where Rathores daughter was her classmate for indiscipline. Her family was also allegedly harassed by Haryana police at the behest of Rathore.
On December 28,1993,Ruchika consumed poison and died the next day.
Over 22 years after Ruchika was molested,Rathore was convicted by a Chandigarh court in December 2009 and sent to jail in June 2010.The conviction was upheld by the Punjab and Haryana high court too.
Rathore was sent to 18 months rigorous imprisonment but the Supreme Court granted him bail after he had served five months of his sentence.I was happy when Rathore was convicted and sent behind bars,though it took 19 years of legal battle.But I was left disappointed as the case did not attain finality and is pending before the Supreme Court without any date fixed for hearing, said Aradhana.

Ruchika Girhotra had taken her life in 1993 after allegedly being molested and harassed by ex-Haryana DGP SPS Rathore


Ela V (85)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 5:06 am

Bruno Moreira (61)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 7:08 am
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Judy C (97)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 4:45 pm
Signed. Thanks Rose.

Yvonne F (181)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 2:08 am
So signed!!!!!!!!!!! Horrible! Thanks Rose

Melania Padilla (122)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:01 pm
So signed and shared on FB and G+, thanks!!

Paul Girardin (126)
Friday January 4, 2013, 7:32 pm
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