Justice for Priyadarshini Mattoo

(October 17th, 2006) Santhosh Kumar Singh Convicted of Priyadarshini Mattoo’s murder.
Justice for Priyadarshini Mattoo [ourpriyadarshini.org].

Delayed Justice = Injustice [justice4priyadarshini.blogspot.com].

(Added) Protest over 1996 student murder [BBC News, South Asia].

Those in the Delhi area are probably aware that a rally will be held at India Gate on the 23rd of July, 2006. 23rd July is Priyadarshini’s birthday. The rally is to get the authorities to listen to our demands for justice and for a retrial of her murder case. The main accused was acquitted in an earlier trial due to alleged destruction of evidence and false testimony by both the Central Bureau of Investigation, India and the Delhi Police. From ourpriyadarshini.org, the judge who tried the case has gone on record stating that the DNA evidence had been tampered with, false evidence had been created and false testimonies had been submitted by the Police.

Priyadarshini was raped and murdered on January 23rd, 1996 in Delhi. The perpetrator has been free for the last 10 years. Please spread the word, join in the rally, or make a donation towards her case. This is important – our chance to show that we want to punish those responsible.

From ourpriyadarshini.org,

The CBI internally investigated their own people. They found fraud and concealment of evidence. Under new management, they appealed the case in April 2000 and the Court accepted and intends to hear it one day. On October 17, 2000 the Delhi High Court rejected the CBI’s appeal to have the accused arrested while the case was waiting to be heard. The case has remained pending since 2000.

Justice 4 Priyadarshini

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6 Comments on “Justice for Priyadarshini Mattoo”

  1. Hiren says:

    Good to see internet and blogging put to proper use. Hope she gets justice

  2. Padmaja Iyengar says:

    Here’s a limerick I submitted to NDTV which I repropduce:

    The rapist of Priyadarshini roams free,
    “Practising law” in the court of Tees Hazari.
    Strange that perpetrators largely remain out of sight
    While the victims are in the limelight.
    The retrial may see judgement, but decree…?

    I feel very frustrated with our legal system as well as the practitioners of
    law – the judges and the lawyers. Unless it becomes a media circus, noone
    seems bothered. I feel very sad for the families of the victims who have to handle it all – personal loss/tragedy, the greedy lawyers and the courts
    which ask for all sorts of evidence..I want to be optimistic but I do feel at a loss……

  3. Kanan Vihari Jaswal says:

    The investigating agencies (police and CBI), the prosecutors and the judiciary have collectively failed to serve the cause of justice in this country. When they can do wrong so brazenly in cases of English speaking elite living in the national capital, one can very well imagine the fate of ordinary justice seekers not fortunate enough to live in the metros.

    Denial of justice and the resultant hopelessness has given rise to naxalism already in 150 of the 602 districts in the country and more disricts, right from Bihar-Nepal border to northern Kerala, are being lost every month. But the rulers of India couldn’t care less, they are so busy enriching themselves. And then they always have Switzerland to fall back on.

  4. […] Kanan wrote (in reply to my earlier post on Priyadarshini Mattoo): The investigating agencies (police and CBI), the prosecutors and the judiciary have collectively failed to serve the cause of justice in this country. When they can do wrong so brazenly in cases of English speaking elite living in the national capital, one can very well imagine the fate of ordinary justice seekers not fortunate enough to live in the metros. […]

  5. Anthia Mishra says:

    My husband was murdered in 2005 in Delhi and it was concealed by Delhi police, doctors, CFSL Rohini, and the hotel. I have very concrete proof. I have not found nay justice – the police did not care – I am too far away to worry about – how long can I sit in India waiting for justice. To say that foreigners would get justice more easily is just not true. I have met so amny families around the world and they are seeking justice too for the concealment of murders to familiy members whilst touring India. My husband was Indian and we were married for 16 years. He had only been gone for 3 days from Sydney to visit his father in the village. How long will I have to wait for justice? Some family members are so old or sick or scared to go to India and they never know what has happened except from what rubbish embassies feed to them through the dishonest police culprits.

  6. Anthia Mishra says:

    URGENT I want justice for Jessica Lal and Priyadarshini Mattoo. I want the family of these 2 girls to contact me as soon as possible – anyone help if you can. I need to speak to these families. My husband was murdered and it was concealed by Delhi police. Numbers of these incidents are huge – let’s open up the tin of worms. Please contact me urgently.