Backlash Against CJI SA Bobde Over Controversial Observation: 4000 Citizens Ask Him To Step Down

INDIA Team Latestly|

A group of more than 4,000 women’s rights activists, progressive groups & concerned citizens have written an open letter to Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, saying that he must resign. CJI Bobde recently asked a rapist to marry his then school going victim. While hearing the bail request of a government employee, a bench headed by CJI Bobde recently told Mohit Subhash Chavan, “If you want to marry we can help you”. The court further said, “If not, you lose your job and go to jail. You seduced the girl, raped her”. These remarks, which seem to suggest raping a minor is okay as long as the rapist marries the girl later, have caused widespread outrage. The signatories also bring up the Indian justice system’s marred track record when it comes to dealing with violence against women and sexual harassment, saying ‘Enough is enough’.

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