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Governor asked to intervene in rape case
Published on 3 Apr. 2009 12:59 AM IST
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A 20-member women team comprising of women organizations has urged state governor, K. Sankaranarayanan to immediately intervene on “series of shocking incidents” of violence against women in the state, including “sexual violence” committed on a 25-year-old girl and attempted murder on her mother at Darogapathar on March 25. The representation demanded that culprits identified and absconding be arrested at the earliest and awarded severest of punishments , as per the law and without giving any bail to any of the offenders. The representation also demanded that “full protection of privacy” and professional help and compensation be provided to traumatized victims. Further, the team also placed a demand to set up pre- litigation and counselling centre at the office of Nagaland State Women Commission to help victims of violence. The joint representation was issued by twenty women that included- National Commission for Women (NCW) expert member and Indigenous Women Resource Centre (IWRC) director, Rosemary Dzuvichu; faculty, dept of horticulture Nagaland university (NU), Dr.Pauline Alila; HOD dept of English, NU, Dr.Buno Liegise; faculty dept of hist and archeology NU, Thungchanbeni Kithan; reader dept of English NU, Dr.Buno Zetsuvi; faculty dept of education NU, Narola Chuba; faculty dept of history and archeology NU, Ditamvu Vasa; NCW expert member, Patricia Mukhim; former chairperson, Arunachal state women commission IWRC, Jarjum Ete; Lhisema Council Kohima Village secretary, Angela Yhome; managing director and entrepreneur, Abeau Mero; legal advisor Chakhesang Mothers’ Association, Azi Therie; Peoples Channel managing director, Rozelle Mero; Zaren Odyuo of Tribal Enterprises; advocate and Youth Net director, Hekhani Jakhalu; Sentinaro Longchar; Lydia Yepthomi and Esther Swuro of Youth Net; research scholar NPMHR Delhi, Neikesanuo Sorhie and Ningreichon, NPMHR Delhi condemning “gruesome incidents” appealed for justice and action at the earliest.

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