Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Citizens for Justice and Peace, Mumbai - Press Release

August 14 2012,

Press Release

The Citizens for Justice and Peace, Mumbai has made a contribution of Rs 51,000 to the Commissioner of Police Welfare Fund towards the injury suffered by police women and men on duty during last Saturday’s (August 11, 2012) demonstration. The CJP while commending the restraint and maturity shown by top echelons of the Mumbai police and the repeated assurances that no innocents from any community would be booked, also appeals to other organisations in the city to come forward with gestures of solidarity and good faith (we are enclosing a list of names of police officials injured). As citizens who criticise the police when things go wrong, it is our duty to also express vocal appreciation when a situation is controlled effectively.

CJP along with other women’s activists and organisations have also in a written complaint to the National Commission for Women urged that an investigation into allegations of mishandling and molestation of women police officers be undertaken. Attached is a copy of the complaint sent to the National Commission for Women today. Signatories to the complaint include Citizens for Justice and Peace, Forum Against Oppression of Women, Awaaz-e-Niswaan, Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, Sabrang, IIWA (Iqra International Women's Alliance), WRAG (Women's Research and Action Group).

Teesta Setalvad,
Secretary & Trustee

Other Trustees:  IM Kadri (President, Nandan Maluste (Vice President), Arvind Krishnaswamy (Treasurer), Alyque Padamsee, Cyrus Guzder, Javed Anand, Anil Dharker, Javed Akhtar, Ghulam Pesh Imam, Rahul Bose, Cedric Prakash