Gayatri of Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT), Delhi, informs of yet another awful crime that took place yesterday in Jal Vihar, in New Delhi . FAT runs a Tech Centre for girls from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Jal Vihar is one such basti. One of the girls from the Tech Centre was sexually assaulted yesterday; the guy attempted to rape her when she was home alone. He also apparently tried to murder her after that. Luckily, she survived and was taken to AIIMS. The guy turns out to be the brother of two other girls who also come to the Tech Centre. He was caught in Badarpur.
Gayatri and her colleague Asha are right now in AIIMS trying to get more information about the status of the young girl.
The young women of the Tech Centre know who he is and are very angry that this has happened in their own basti. They want to do a protest in Jal Vihar tomorrow afternoon, to discuss this with members of their own community, and register their anger.
Date: February 6, 2013
Venue: Jal Vihar bus terminus
Time: 2pm
Contact numbers: Gayatri – 9999971179 and Asha – 9968252342
Please do join in large numbers to show solidarity to the young women and to support them in their right to (among other things) safety, mobility and education.