Protest As Sisters Sentenced To Be Raped #petition #AmnestyInternational

Thousands have signed a petition to stop two Indian sisters being gang-raped and paraded around a village naked with blackened faces as punishment for their brother’s “crimes”.Amnesty International has called on Indian authorities to ensure the safety of the young woman and her 15-year-old sibling after they were sentenced by village elders.The organisation says Meenakshi Kumari, 23, and her sister have been ordered by a Khap Panchayat – a village council – to be raped and humiliated.More than 150,000 people have now signed the online petition to stop the punishment being meted out in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh.The unelected, all-male, council made the ruling after their brother apparently ran away with a married woman from the village’s dominant Jat caste.

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