Gujarat - Patan rape victim faced over 2,000 questions Narendra Modi has shamed India in first not responding to rape of girl students in Teachers TrainingAug 30, 2008 1 of 1View Source
Gujarat - Patan rape victim faced over 2,000 questions
Narendra Modi has shamed India in first not responding to rape of girl students in Teachers Training colleges in “Sex for Grade Scam” for unexplained reasons put up in hostels and colleges have all male faculty and owners. It was only when press broadcast live thrashing of the college faculty and management by college girls and later by their parents did state woke up to SHAME where teachers gang rape girl students like professional criminals shooting video films etc.
Shame of Modi led Gujarat doesn’t end here. The victim was made to give statements repeatedly and is forced to attend Special Court on every hearing when there are guidelines issued by Welfare Departments that rape victims will not be summoned to police stations etc.
But in Modi ruled land rape victim is forcibly summoned to appear in court every day and influential rapists are TOYING with Special Court .
Modi intelligence is so poor for years he had no idea of “Sex for Grade” practices in state colleges, could not protect Girl Students and couldn’t punish the guilty.
Mr. Modi in a German women rape case in Rajasthan guilty was convicted in a week however influential managed to get him released from jail and escape.
Patan rape victim faced over 2,000 questions
Saeed Khan | TNN August30 P-3
Ahmedabad: She has fought many a battle, including repeated gangrape by six of her teachers. Now, the Patan DIETPTC student took on a volley of as many as 2,000 questions hurled at her by battery of defence lawyers at a fast track court in Patan. The court was cross-examining her statement made in her complaint.
The girl stood firm and stuck to what she had stated in her complaint six months ago. The victim’s cross examination ultimately got over on Friday, 32 days after she identified the six teachers — Manish Parmar, Mahendra Prajapati, Ashwin Parmar, Kiran Patel, Suresh Patel and Atul Patel, who are alleged of repeatedly raping her on different occasions.
However, the girl’s statement and cross-examination didn’t continue unhindered. After initial traumatic experience for which she was admitted to the Civil Hospital, the girl appeared before court in late July to narrate her story and stood firm on her stand amid “repetitive and irritating questions thrown by the defence”, as the special public prosecutor Naina Bhatt said.
Amid her deposition, the accused demanded separate trials for each of the alleged incidents of rape. The proceedings were disturbed for a while after four of the accused moved high court with similar demand, but both the courts rejected their applications.
Moreover, time and again, the defence lawyers have been forwarding various applications like requesting the court to inspect the spot of the crime and bringing all documents like staff attendance register, their leave notes, students’ attendance reports and documents related to purchase and repairing of computers.
While the court is still to decide on these issues, the judge SC Srivastav completed the process of the victim’s cross examination.
However, during this lengthy process, it was not all smooth sailing for the victim who had to reply the questions again and again reminding her of those gory incidents.
“A couple of days ago, I felt that she would falter, when she got irritated and said that she had lied in answer to a question highlighting that her statement before her college principal KT Purania and what she claimed in her complaint before police. But later she regained composure and started answering properly,” Bhatt said.
With her cross-examination over, the victim girl might have to appear before the court in case of requirements after some witness’s new statements.
Balaram PTC college may face stern action
TIMES NEWS NETWORK P-7
Ahmedabad: The future of nearly 188 girl students in Chitrasani PTC college looks bleak with the trustees seriously considering closing down the institute, after facing major embarrassment due to 143 girls fleeing the campus.
Moreover, the district education authorities have decided to crack the whip and recommend derecognition of the college. This is the first time that a college is facing so much heat from the authorities over complaints of bad food.
“We will recommend derecognition of the institute to the education department due to non-cooperation from trustees,” said Banaskantha district education officer (DEO), KD Damor, after his second visit to the place in two days. Damor said statements of 18 girls present on the campus on Friday have been recorded.
Acting director of the institute, Bharat Patel, said, “Ours is a 50-year-old institute and it has also become a prestige issue for us. We ware seriously thinking of closing down the institute permanently. We have called for a meeting of trustees and would decide on the matter in a short time.”
The girls had run away from their hostel in the wee hours of Thursday after their repeated complaints of adulterated and insect-infested food fell on deaf ears of the Balaram Saghan Kshetra-run PTC college administration. Only 18 students remained on the campus.
Patel said on Friday, “We still haven’t been able to get in touch with 21 girls and so have informed police about it. Other girls have reached their homes safely.”
Sources said the girls had even observed a day’s fast, demanding sacking of the head cook. “The cook was removed but reinstated recently,” said a source in the college. This is when the girls took the matter in their hands and decided to flee the hostel. Though it is no more compulsory to live in the hostel, most of the students who live in far-off places are compelled to take up accommodation on the campus.
(Inputs by Sandesh)
Girls walked 17 km in wee hours to flee
Bharat Yagnik | TNN P-7
Ahmedabad: So determined were the 143 girls of Chitrasani PTC college to teach their management a lesson for unpalatable food that they did not mind walking 17 kms from their hostel to Palanpur in the wee hours of Thursday. When TOI contacted some of the girls, they described how pathetic the food situation was.
“The food given to us cannot even be eaten by animals. Our plates were always full of insects and when we complained to the cooks, they behaved rudely with us,” said Poornima Rawal, a student.
Early on Thursday morning, they broke the lock of the main door and marched outside. They did not heed the requests made by the principal, who tried her best to bring these girls back by following the girls all the way in the car. On the way, some were so tired that they had to be put in a bus passing by. The girls who started walking at 4 am on Friday reached Palanpur at 9 am.
Another student Karima Dayani said, “Once we were out of the campus there was no turning back.”
Preeti Vyas, who was also in the group of 143 said, “The administrators had once got hold of some labourers from the village and asked them to cook for us, as the regular cook had quit. What sort of management is this? Bharat Patel, acting director, said, “We have changed three cooks till now. What more can we do? We have called for a parent’s association meeting on Sunday.” Girls says they have no other problem other than food, whereas Patel says girls were demanding 10 days holiday like other colleges for Janmastami festival which is not given in his college according to government rules. (All the names of girl students have been changed to protect their identity)
Modi makes strong pitch for Centre’s seal on anti-terror law
TIMES NEWS NETWORK P-5
New Delhi : Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi brought a strong anti-terrorism message with him to the Capital, urging Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to allow the passage of the tough Gujarat Control of Organised Crime Bill (GUJCOC) which has been pending central approval.
Buoyed with the successful unmasking of the “Indian Mujahideen”, the group claiming responsibility for bombings in Ahmedabad and Jaipur as well as the UP court blasts, Modi told the PM that presidential approval should be given to GUJCOC. The Bill provides for tough bail conditions and makes wire taps and confessions before a magistrate admissible evidence.
The chief minister, who also met home minister Shivraj Patil, shared the findings and assessments of investigations into the Ahmedabad bombings which led to the arrest of prominent SIMI members and the unravelling of the Jaipur case. It was with regard to this that the CM has previously called for greater coordination between states and the Centre as well.
Modi underscored the point that while Congress-ruled states had such laws -- inspired by Maharashtra’s MCOCA -- Gujarat was being thwarted. His argument has gained added weight after the recent attacks while other BJP leaders like Arun Jaitley have pointed out that special laws were needed to ensure quick trials.
Modi indicated towards the political point being made by Congress-led UPA in preventing BJP-ruled states from getting their special laws when he said vote-bank blinkers were preventing some politicians from acknowledging that POTA did not prevent terrorist attacks.
The Gujarat legislation has been pending with the home ministry for a long time. The Centre has argued that since provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act are sufficient to tackle terror related cases, there is no point in giving assent to the separate state legislation..