Kathua, Unnao rapes: IIM-Bangalore professors write to Modi demanding justice
"Your Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign hope has repeatedly been trampled upon," reads a letter by IIM-Bangalore professors, addressed to PM Narendra Modi in the wake of the Kathua and Unnao rapes. Through the letter, they demanded "uncompromised justice for the victims by meting out severe punishment to perpetrators." The letter also urged Modi to help citizens restore faith in India's legal system.
The letter, drawing reference to the rapes that have shaken the country's soul, reads: "In these specific cases as in several others, the law and order machinery has clearly failed the nation." It further said, "In the process, we need to ensure that justice is blind to politics, ideology, religion, caste, gender or any other form of identity of the parties involved. Satyameva-Jayate has no meaning otherwise."
A copy of the letter that has also been sent to the President and Union ministers urged for severe punishment to the perpetrators, so that it acts as deterrent for others. "While violence of any kind against anyone is abhorrent, using a child as a political and communal tool reveals the level of depravity we have sunk to," added the letter.
This isn't the first letter Modi has received regarding the Kathua and Unnao rapes. Ex-bureaucrats and academicians had written to him in this month itself in two separate letters. Modi had assured "our daughters will get justice", a fortnight ago.