(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
August 02, 200
SISTER ABHAYA MURDER CASE
Brinda Objects to CBIís Obscene Language
Below we reproduce the text of the letter addressed to the prime minister by Brinda Karat on July 23 on the objectionable language used in the CBI charge sheet in the Sister Abhaya murder case.
to draw your attention to a report in The
Indian Express today which gives details of the charge sheet filed
CBI last week in a
Unfortunately, in many cases concerning women, including victims of rape, the language used by investigative agencies is often highly offensive. In this case it is the accused who is the victim of the CBIís objectionable language. I support all efforts to bring the guilty persons to book and bring justice to the murdered nun. While holding no quarter for the accused I request you to send a strong message to all investigative agencies that minimum standards of respect to the dignity of women will be protected. If the premier investigative agency of the country can use such objectionable language, what can women expect from local investigation officers!
I request you to enquire into the matter and, if the report of the charge sheet is correct, to ensure disciplinary action and prosecution under the relevant section of the laws against the officers concerned.
enclose the details of the charge sheet from press reports. (