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Chhattisgarh- Protest for arrest of guilty policemen in Rape and murder of Meena Khalko




Sudha Bharadwaj

Chhattisgarh Mahila Adhikar Manch, a platform of womens organisations
in Chhattisgarh, had organised a one day dharna at Ambikapur on 5th
October to protest that even after the Judicial Enquiry Commission’s
Report, and an FIR lodged as a consequence in July 2015, the policemen
guilty of Meena Khalkho’s rape and murder in 2011 have not been
arrested. demand action.

Even though that day turned out to be a day of a popular local
festival and fast, representatives of womens organisations came from
Surajpur, Balrampur, Pratappur, Jashpur, Bhilai-Raipur and Raigarh.
Some friends from MP Mahila Manch also joined in.
It was very heartening to that Meena’ parents came all the way from
their village despite the economic hardship, long distance and Meena’s
mother being unwell. Friends from the Cg PUCL, Sanyukt Sangharsh
Samiti (an anti-communal platform), Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan, Aam
Aadmi Party and Ambedkerite Party of India were also present.

Another issue that was taken up was the attacks by Hindutva
organisations on churches in Chirmiri area of neighbouring Koriya
district. An incident of a young girl in a Mission Hostel being abused
was the pretext. Whereas the police acted superfast in arresting the
Principal, Warden and Caretaker of the school who remain under arrest,
the Hindutva organisations proceeded to attack unrelated churches of
various denominations and demand that all mission schools be closed.
The entire action appears preplanned possibly by the management of a
network of Hindu schools with political patronage. Several FIRs filed
by Christian victims have not been acted upon and this also was one of
the demands of CMAM.

A delegation of the protestors went to meet the IG Sarguja Range and
Commissioner Sarguja Division after the dharna. The IG claimed that
now Meena Khalkho’s case is being handled by the CID Raipur and he has
only been asked by the High Court to reply as to why departmental
action had not been taken against the policemen. To the pertinent
question as to why not a single person has been arrested as yet, and
even after so many investigations yet another investigation was
necessary he was unable to answer. The Commissioner also promised
early action, after the IG came back after two days! He of course
didnt know that we had already met the IG!




छत्तीसगढ़ महिला अधिकार मंच का धरना



5 अक्टूबर 2015


अंबिकापुर छत्तीसगढ़ में महिला अधिकार मंच छत्तीसगढ़ के नेतृत्व में महिला उत्पीड़न एवं मीना खलखो के हत्यारों को सजा दिलाने की मांग पर एक दिवसीय धरना हुआ हुआ। इसे अन्य जनवादी संगठनों का व्यापक समर्थन मिला।विदित हो कि 2011-6 जुलाई को ग्राम नवाडीह के पास कथित नक्सल पुलिस मुठभेड़ की घटना में एक नाबालिग युवती मीना खलखो की मौत होने की जानकारी पुलिस द्वारा दी गई, परंतु दूसरे दिन ही गांव वालों ने पुलिस को झूठा बताया और इसे मीना खलखो के बलात्कार पश्चात पुलिस द्वारा हत्या बताया।मानव अधिकार संगठनों ,मीडिया और जन आंदोलनों के दबाव से सरकार ने एकल पीठ जांच आयोग की घोषणा की। इस आयोग की अध्यक्ष माननीय श्रीमती अनिता झा ने 26 फरवरी 2015 को अपना प्रतिवेदन दिया, जिसमें पुलिस द्वारा मीना खलखो की बलात्कार और हत्या की पुष्टि की गई साथ ही 22पुलिस कर्मियों को इसके लिए दोषी ठहराया गया, सरकार ने रिपोर्ट सदन में रखने के बाद दोषियों के खिलाफFIR करने की घोषणा की, साथ ही सीआईडी को जांच सौंप दिया परंतु अब तक कोई गिरफ्तारी नहीं हुई, छत्तीसगढ़ में एक 5साल की मासूम के साथ बलात्कार दौरान हत्या हुई इसमें कुछ प्रभावशाली पैसे वाले रिश्वत देकर गिरफ्तारी से बचे हुए और बच्ची के मां को धमका रहे।


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