Friday, June 16, 2006

Excerpts from the judgement - I

Excerpts (verbatim) from the final verdict of Priyadarshini Mattoo case establishing motive behind the murder:

Why the accused went to this extent agitates the mind? Why the accused was after the deceased?... The good conscious directs that it was intended to put pressure upon the deceased so that the accused may have her. And the deceased should not resist his action in any manner. Either by requesting the University authorities or the Police authorities and should not press for the actions initiated by her on account of harassment meted out to her at the hands of the accused and thus ultimately the accused may have her even against her wishes... The complaint by the accused (against Priya) was counterblast to the resistive action of the deceased in not succumbing to designs of the accused which were intended to harass her... The accused according to the personalities as understood in science of Psychology falls in the category of tough minded people... The acts of the accused lead to the inference that the accused had the motive to have the deceased at all event and failing to not to allow her to be of any body else...

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Our Appeal to all Indians


Priyadarshini means lovely. And so she was. A lovely girl with massive zeal for life. Law and Music were among her passions. She was the apple of her parents' eyes, as is any other daughter to her parents. She was brutally raped and murdered by the son of an IGP. This has been the only case in the history of India where the judge himself clearly wrote that he knew the accused was the culprit and CBI had not acted fairly.

It was a shame for the country's judicial system. A shame for New Delhi.

To add salt to the injury, the culprit is a lawyer in Delhi's Tees Hazari Court.

How many more years are we going to hide our heads in the sand? How many more years are we going to assume that our daughters and sisters are safe?

This in a country where women are traditionally given more respect than anywhere else in the world. How ironical?

Justice J.P. Thareja's words:

''Though I know he is the man who committed the crime, I acquit him, giving him the benefit of the doubt."

"The CBI in the matter of DNA evidence has not acted fairly. It tampered with the evidence of clothes of the deceased and also the blood sample of the accused.It even fabricated the documentary evidence and also the Malkhana Register of the CBI as is clear from the discrepancies."

10 years .. Justice denied. She is waiting with her lovely smile as are her parents' wet eyes and a broken heart.

23rd January, 1996 she was murdered.

Sunday, 23rd July is her birthday. A war cry for justice in the heart of Delhi, a protest that shakes the pillars of the Govt. and one demand - Let justice be delivered immediately.

Are you ready to give her justice?

Join us :

Time: 4:30 p.m.
Date: 23rd July, 2006


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justice4priyadarshini is against injustice done to Priyadarshini Mattoo and thousands of women like her. You - our fellow Indians - are welcome to join us regardless of where you come from, what religion you belong to, what your political ideology might be, what color/creed/caste/sex you are.