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NCW wants appeal against ‘meagre’ punishment to Rathore

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 16:57

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: The National Commission for Women on Wednesday demanded the state government of Haryana to file an appeal against what it called meagre punishment against former Haryana DGP SPS Rathore for molesting 14 year old Ruchika Girhotra back in 1990.

“I have written to the CM of Haryana to appeal in a higher court,” NCW chairperson Girija Vyas said today.

Expressing anguish over the sentence, she said she would set up a committee of advocates to look into the case.

“The committee will submit its report in two months. We will come to know the lacunae of the case and how it can be handled better. It will also provide us insights for our proposed sexual harassment bill that is meant for such cases,” she said.

The Sexual Harassment Bill, she said, is a proposed law to cover for the loopholes in the existing systems. Such cases are a result of these loopholes in the current law, she said. The new law would cover all aspects from definition of sexual harassment and the rehabilitation of the victim.

“Loss of life of Ruchika can never be compensated for but atleast this case can become a symbol for future generations,” she said.

First Published: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 16:57
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