We invite you to a meeting in Delhi to be hosted jointly by Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression, its constituent members and WinG on
State, Sexual Violence and Impunity:
Facts from the Field
We will be releasing a report on the incident of attempted rape by a soldier of the Indian Army in Dolopa, Assam, that adds yet another page to the shameful chronicle of sexual violence being perpetrated by the armed forces in the North East, Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and other supposedly “disturbed areas” of the country. Our reports have consistently highlighted the impunity provided by the existing provisions such as the Army Act, that place criminal acts perpetrated by army men, such as rape and sexual violence, outside the purview of the normal criminal procedures. We will place our demand that sexual violence and rape cannot, under any circumstances, be tried under army laws. As the victims of such violence are largely civilians, these criminal acts should be brought under the normal criminal procedure code and not be tried by the army, using court martial procedures.
The Concept Note for the meeting is pasted below.
We would like to you to join this interaction to share our findings and to create a platform for future solidarity and action.
Date: Sunday December 9, 2012
Time: 11.00 AM to 3.00 PM
1. Release of the Dolopa (Assam) report on attempted rape by soldier of the Indian Army.
2. Research study on sexual violence in Assam.
3. Presentation of WSS publication on specific cases of sexual violence and its aftermath.
4. Discussion, campaign issues and strategy
The press meet will follow.
Organisers: AIPWA, Saheli, WinG and WSS
For further information, please contact: Savita Sharma 9811834598 Dr Ajita Rao 9868200384