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Jisha Rape and Murder: Centre Seeks Report from Kerala After Parliament Uproar

The Centre has sought a report from Kerala on the brutal rape and murder of Jisha, a Dalit law student, after the matter was raised by several MPs in both Houses of Parliament.

Published: 05th May 2016 04:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th May 2016 04:00 PM   |  A+A-

Centre Seeks

NEW DELHI:  The Centre has sought a report from Kerala on the brutal rape and murder of Jisha, a Dalit law student, after the matter was raised by several MPs in both Houses of Parliament, demanding exemplary punishment for the culprits. “The Centre has sought a report as the issue has created a law and order situation as indicated by the members in Parliament. The NHRC too has issued a notice to the State government,” sources said.

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In the Rajya Sabha, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said he would visit Jisha’s house and village on Thursday. The issue was raised in the Upper House by CPM’s C P Narayanan, who termed it as a “dastardly attack” similar to the Nirbhaya incident in Delhi. He said similar rape incidents had occurred in Kasargod and Thiruvananthapuram last week. “It is a black-mark. Police are not active in apprehending the culprits.” BJP’s Tarun Vijay demanded that a team from the Centre visit the State. He said it was a repeat of the Nirbhaya case and Kerala has “completely failed” to control such incidences. “God’s Own Country should not turn into a rapist country,” he said.

CPI’s D Raja drew the Centre’s attention towards the atrocities committed against Dalits across the country and said laws have proved to be of no help. Terming the incident as a “very very heinous crime” RS Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said: “It is the most shameful day for every Keralite.”

The issue was raised in the LS by BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi who demanded immediate action. Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi had referred the matter to the National Commission for Women on Tuesday.

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With fingers being pointed at laxity of local police in Jisha’s rape and murder, Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala defended the force and said there was no need to transfer the case to the Crime Branch.

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