KAYA ELDRIDGE: MOBILISE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
The case of 23-year-old Kaya Eldridge, an LSE graduate who was sexually assaulted in the Indian town ofAhmedabad and then, when the case came to trial, subjected to humiliating tactics by the defence lawyer has been in the national newspapers in recent weeks.
To draw attention to the human rights violations she has suffered, Kaya gave many interviews to the Indian and British press and caused a judicial enquiry into the legal system that behaved so unjustly.
She has now retired from the spotlight however we – her friends – would like to continue the dialogue she has begun and will be marching on Monday 5 October in order to present a petition to the Indian High Commission inAldwych.
The petition will call for the enforcement of an existing Indian law (passed in 2002) that promotes the fair treatment of sexual assault victims in the courtroom.
We will meet at 12 p.m. by the steps of the School of African and Asian Studies in Russell Square.
The march will also promote the general issue of human rights and the need for them to be upheld always and everywhere.
A statement prepared by Kaya will be read out.
Contact Sophie Monks Kaufman (07798 870 831) or Jessica Borham (07508 325 290) for more information or to get involved.
Also, see my post below on this blog for photo of initial protest.
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