September 29, 2019

AIDWA Protests Victim’s Arrest in Chinmayanand Case

THE All India Democratic Women’s Association, in a statement issued on September 26, has strongly condemned the force arrest and harassment of the victim in the Chinmayanand case and demanded immediate withdrawal of the alleged extortion case lodged against her. It condemns the role played by the SIT and Uttar Pradesh Police under pressure from the Yogi government. The rape case against Chinmayanand was filed on August 27, 2019 but the accused was arrested only after 14 days after a public outcry. The sections under which Chinmayanand has been arrested have also been diluted. Despite the statement of the victim under Section 164, no medical examination was done.

AIDWA demands immediate stoppage of harassment and persecution of the victim and the accused be charged for rape under Section 376. AIDWA also demands full protection to be given to the victim and her family.