People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 03

January 15, 2012

AIDWA Flays TOI Report on Aarushi Murder


THE All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) has expressed its deep sense of shock over the report published in The Times of India on January 7, 2012, which carried lurid and objectionable details of the CBI report on the Aarushi murder case.


In a statement issued from New Delhi on the day, the AIDWA pointed out that the article, titled “Hemraj-Aarushi Intimacy Proved Fatal,” blatantly highlighted the name of a young girl, along with descriptions of her alleged sexual behaviour, and the alleged actions of her mother, which were graphic and gory but have not been proved in court. The publicising of a CBI report on such a sensitive matter, relating to a young child of 14 years who was done to death, violates all norms of decency. It casts aspersions on Aarushi’s character and defames her. This is patently against the law. Those responsible for this leakage must be held accountable for their action. The publicity given to such a report by a reputed newspaper like The Times of India is also highly objectionable, the AIDWA statement added.


In the meantime, the AIDWA has submitted a memorandum to the Chief Justice of India in protest against this violation, demanding action against the newspapers which have carried this report defaming and maligning a young girl’s character. It has also strongly urged the CJI to take action against those who are responsible for leaking the CBI report.