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Saturday, March 04, 2006

A mail I posted to 3 yahoo groups.... proposing a protest March for Jessica... I got in all 4 responses.
This is Regarding the Jessica Lal Murder case...posting this message to all
the Yahoo group I follow........
"The legal experts say that her family members cannot even ask for a retrial
themselves. Is that correct, Sanjukta?"
Yes, that's correct. As per criminal jurisprudence a crime is committed not
against the victim but aganist the State, which represents the society at
large. The victim or his/her family has no personal interest in a criminal
case. A criminal prosecution is initiated by the State and the victim has no
option of either initiating or withdrawing a criminal prosecution. That being
so an application for Review of judgment or Retrial is only to be given by the

Also to be noted here is that fact that Retrial is not really a possibility
since we have the legal principle that "no person should be tried twice for the
same offence" Reinvestigation is a possibility here.
All news channels, radio channels and I am sure many others are trying to
pitch in, to somehow get justice to the wronged party"
What are we doing? I am thinking let's have a protest march, not a very
tiring or time consuming one........... just gotta show we
know like those IHC walks..........and not just one........a series of march
till something constructive happens to the case...the objective being to
pursue the state to seek a retrial/reinvestigation/appeal....

we can start this sunday from say Supreme Court..............followed by each
sunday at different venues...........The message is simple and is addressed to
Supreme Court............

"We all know this is injustice, now please do something to bring justice
back...there must be some way"

Venue needs to be different so that passerby of different areas gets the
message and if willing can join hands.............we will need some posters and
banners carrying the message......

Let's team up with all other groups we
etc. also include our freinds and family.................we can also do it like
a relay... everybody need not be present in all the march...........the idea is
to keep following up with the case..............not just forget about

Lemme know what you all think about it. Raise hands those who are in
Suggestion and counter ideas most welcome...........





    To: President of India, The Chief Justice of India

    The acquittal of Santosh Kumar Singh, the main accused in the Priyadarshini Mattoo rape and murder case is a very shocking incident.With the verdict in this particular case, it is understandable why people have lost whatever little faith they had in the country's Judicial system. This is yet another example of the unaccountability of the Central Bureau of Investigation ( C.B.I.) as well as the Delhi Police. The judiciary needs to be overhauled in order to expeditiously deliver justice to people. Some stringent laws need to be formulated for this purpose.
    The whole country is with the family of Mr. C.L. Mattoo father of Late Ms. Priyadarshini Mattoo, in this very crucial battle.
    It is very shameful for the investigating agencies to help the person who committed this henious crime because he was the son of a senior police official.This case has set a very bad precedent of how people with money and power get away very easily.

    We hope that the state will act in a responsible manner so that justice is not denied.

    So, we earnestly request you sir to explore all possibilities at your end for securing an effective retrial in the case. This retrial is important to prevent miscarriage of justice and to restore public faith in the state and its institutions.

    Please show your concern and sign on the following link !

    I hope there will be some positive outcome of this initiative........

    With some hope...

    Aditya Raj Kaul
    New Delhi
    Phone - 011 - 26493456
    E-mail -

    By Blogger Aditya Raj Kaul, at 1:05 AM  

  • Yes I really appreciate your efforts. Delhi is much better. Please read my blog : to know the barbaric stories of murder and gore in Kolkata!
    Please write back. I am linked to this page through yahoo 360

    By Blogger Peace & Peace, at 9:46 AM  

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