Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Law on arresting a woman in India: Awareness for the ladies.

Law on arresting a woman :

An incident took place in Pune - a young girl was attacked by a man posing as a plain clothes officer; he asked her 2 come 2 the police station when she & her male friend didn't have a driver's license 2 show. He sent the boy off 2 get his license and asked the girl to accompany him to the police station. Took her instead to an isolated area where the horrendous crime was committed.

The law [which most of us are not aware of] clearly states that between 6 pm and 6 am (from sunset until sunrise), a woman has the right to REFUSE to go to the Police Station , even if an arrest warrant has been issued against her. It is a procedural issue that a woman can be arrested between 6pm and 6am, if and ONLY if she is arrested by a woman officer & taken to an ALL WOMEN police station. And if she is arrested by a male officer, it has to be proven that a woman officer was on duty at the time of arrest.

Please fwd this 2 as many girls you know on your mailing list . Also! 2 boys coz this can help them protect their wives, friends, sisters and mothers. It is good for us to know our rights.
Do not neglect, fwd to your entire mail list.


Read National Human Rights Comission Report for elaborate details.

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