(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
August 02, 200
AIDWA to Agitate against
a statement issued from
the AIDWA, it is a matter of deep concern that this gruesome killing
despite the presence of the court�s warrant officer, and the posse of
sent for the protection of the youth, who had gone there under court
bring his wife home.
acts of violence have become a recurrent phenomenon in Haryana. A
similar fatwa has been passed against a young
couple --- Ravinder Singh and Shilpa --- in Dharana
AIDWA has categorically opined that it is indeed a shame that in a
country, the constitutional right of youngsters to choose self their
partners is being violated with such impunity.
statement said it is extremely worrisome that the reactionary forces
to pose these crimes as retribution for violation of customary social
The assumptions being made regarding kinship, same gotra,
etc, between couples are highly arbitrary, and often
completely false, and are contrived to keep the local community under
of the caste based power brokers. To prevent such a breakdown of law
it is important for the police and the administration to take swift
against the perpetrators of such crimes.
such a context, the AIDWA has demanded the following:
The complaints that have been filed in the Jhajjar case should be acted
immediately, and all the accused named in the FIR should be arrested.
Singh�s family must be given adequate protection. The young couple�s
right to a
safe life together must be ensured.
In Singhwal village, penal action should be taken against those guilty
issuing a fatwa against Sonia and
Vedpal, and announcing a reward for the person implementing the fatwa. The killers of Vedpal must be
brought to justice. His family must be given compensation by the
the AIDWA has also demanded that, given the serious nature of the
the complexities involved, the central government should formulate a
law to deal with the issue of honour killings.
soon, a joint delegation comprising representatives from leading
organisations will approach the Haryana
chief minister, appealing for action on the issues mentioned above.
AIDWA has decided to launch a powerful campaign, along with other
and democratic organizations, to defend the rights of adults to
marriages of their own choice. (