Submissions on Sexual Offenses Law to the Justice Verma Commission from Jamia Teachers' Solidarity Association

Submissions on Sexual Offenses Law to the Justice Verma Commission from Jamia Teachers' Solidarity Association

5th January 2013

To,
The Chairperson
& Members of the Justice Verma Commission

Subject: Recommendations for the amendments to the Sexual Violence law

Some Hard Questions”—A Report by Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ)

Although all newspapers and TV channels used the same source, the police, they differed in the basic facts reported about the police encounter in Jamia Nagar.

THE DELHI UNION OF JOURNALISTS presented a critique of media reporting of the Batla House Police Operation.

Posted Saturday, Oct 04 19:00:37, 2008

Extracts from the DUJ Report

Foreword

A PUCL-PUHR FACT FINDING REPORT ON ACCUSED IN BOMB BLAST INCIDENT, SHAHBAZ AHMED

Case of Shahbaz Ahmed arrested in connection with serial bomb blasts in Jaipur

Trail of Terror Cops—Nirmalangshu Mukherjee

By Nirmalangshu Mukherji, Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007

The Batla house operation by the special cell of Delhi police has reopened unanswered questions about the functioning of this agency.

Familiar Story

TERROR, BATLA HOUSE AND THE INDIAN POLICE

Reports on the anti-terror action by the ‘Special Cell’ of the Delhi police in the Batla House area of Jamia Nagar, New Delhi, on September 19 are shocking indeed. The ‘Special Cell’ had come into adverse public notice on several occasions in the past. The serious human rights violations by the Cell in connection with the Parliament attack case in December, 2001 are well known. The corrupt and high-handed head of the Cell, Rajbir Singh, was done to death not very long ago by one of his own victim-collaborators.

Post Mortem reports of Atif and Sajid call the bluff of NHRC and Delhi Police; Institute Judicial Probe into the Batla House ‘Encounter’ Immediately.

The NHRC has released the documents which formed the basis of its conclusion that the Batla House ‘encounter’ was genuine. The post mortem reports of the slain young men, Atif Ameen and Md. Sajid, as well as Inspector Sharma have been made public for the first time. Thus far, the Delhi Police and AIIMS (which conducted the post mortem) have declined to provide information citing 8 (1) b and 8 (1) h of the RTI Act.