Kerala rape case: Amnesty International blames cops

Amnesty International calls for independent probe in Dalit rape in Kerala

London: Amnesty International on Friday asked the Kerala authorities to ensure an independent investigation into allegations of police inaction in Jisha murder case. “Police inaction in cases involving violence against Dalit women is unfortunately disturbingly common. Even in this case, the police failed to act on earlier complaints from the family," said Rekha Raj, programme manager, women’s rights, at Amnesty International-India.

The failure of the police to investigate previous complaints about caste-based discrimination and harassment against the woman's family must also be investigated. Dalit women face multiple levels of discrimination – from the community and often from the police,” , Raj said.

( Source : PTI )
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