Thousands petition justice for sisters sentenced to be raped

MERAnorapeOver 100,000 people have signed a petition demanding justice and condemning a ruling that sisters Meenakshi Kumari, 23, and her sister age 15, should be gang raped, have their faces blackened and then be paraded naked, all because their brother eloped with a married woman from a high caste.

The outrageous sentence that the all-male village council made was said by them to be an eye-for-an-eye form of justice designed to ‘avenge the dishonour’ incurred by their brothers’ actions.

The girls are backed by Amnesty International and are asking for protection from the Supreme Court.