Sunday, July 18, 2010

NCW silence in honour killing case annoys court

NCW silence in honour killing case annoys court

A Delhi court has expressed displeasure with the National Commission for Women (NCW) over its failure to respond to its notice for rehabilitation of a woman whose husband was murdered allegedly by her father and others in a case of suspected honour killing.

Additional Sessions Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal termed the non-appearance of any representative from NCW as “unfortunate” despite the notice of June 1.

Fresh notice

The court issued a fresh notice and sought the NCW response on July 16 saying the organisation was required to work out some scheme for rehabilitation of the victim who was also allegedly gang-raped last year for marrying a man in the same “gotra” (clan).

“In the peculiar facts and circumstances of the present case, there are allegations of honour killing of the husband of the victim allegedly by her father, brother and other persons and there are also allegations of gang-rape against two accused….And if no rehabilitation is provided to these sort of victims, then the entire social fabric would be in danger and NCW is one of the premier organisations which is engaged in rehabilitation work of those kind of hapless victims,” the court said.- PTI

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