Friday, May 11, 2012

Fwd: Watch: Uttar Pradesh DIG 'endorses' honour killing"

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From: Shabana - <>
Date: Fri, May 11, 2012 at 1:04 PM
Subject: re:Watch: Uttar Pradesh DIG 'endorses' honour killing"
Cc:, Lenin Raghuvanshi <>

National Human Rights COmmission
New Delhi
Dear Sir,
I want to bring in your kind attention towards the news published in online newspaper daily bhaskar "Watch: Uttar Pradesh DIG 'endorses' honour killing" on 9 May, 2012
Saharanpur/New Delhi: A senior police officer in Uttar Pradesh has stoked a fresh controversy by advocating honour killings, media reports said.

Satish Kumar Mathur, DIG, Saharanpur Range, was caught on camera expressing that if his own sister ever eloped he would kill her or commit suicide.

Mathur gave this shocking remark to a complainant, whose daughter had allegedly run away. DIG Saharanpur Range was on a routine inspection of police stations when he offered this suggestion.

Mathur said that this is a matter of great shame and if anybody's sister or daughter flees away, then he should commit suicide by getting drowned in water. If she was his sister, then he would have shot her dead or would kill himself.

Meanwhile, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has reacted sharply on the DIG's comments over honour killing. The NCW has sought DIG's suspension following his controversial remarks.

Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari has also demanded strict action against Saharanpur DIG.
Therefore it is a kind request to direct for the disciplinary action under the police act and rules related to code or conduct. It is also direct the state that  no Government official should issue this type of statement.
Thanking You
Sincerely Yours
Shruti Nagvanshi
Managing Trustee
Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights
Shirin Shabana Khan
Senior Member of Management Committee