NEW DELHI: Condemning the assault on the Tanzanian student in Bengaluru, former National Commission for Women (NCW) member Shamina Shafiq on Thursday expressed anger at country’s legal system, ‘where the culprits get away easily without punishment.’
“I am ashamed and appalled at such incident and no wonder that the kind of tardy justice system we have in this country, I think people have sorted out to such fallouts wherein they feel that they can do anything and get away. I am very angry with the system, which is not giving justice to the people who are at the receiving end,” Shafiq told ANI.
“The incident is shocking, condemnable but at the same time, I wonder that is patriotism limited to August 15 and January 26 in this country? Where are we heading to? What kind of impression are we giving to the foreigners that what India and Indians are all about?” she added.
Earlier on Saturday night, a Tanzanian student was beaten up and then stripped by a group of locals in Bengaluru after they assumed she was part of an incident in which a Sudanese man had run over a local woman.
The incident took place on Hesaraghatta Road after a Sudanese national ran his car over a 35-year-old woman resulting in on the spot death of the woman.
The Tanzanian student was travelling in another car, a Wagon-R, along with four others. The young woman, who arrived on the spot around 30 minutes later, was dragged out of the car and paraded naked after being stripped by the mob.
The victim told the police in her complaint that when she tried to get on a bus in order to escape the assault, people on the bus pushed her back towards the mob.
Meanwhile, the Bengaluru Police have filed an FIR against some unknown persons in connection with the assault.