Honouring Papiya

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Hon’ble President of India,
Rashtrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi 110 001

16 October, 2009

Subject: Delivery of Justice to Prof Papiya Ghosh and Malti Devi in Double Murder Case of 3 Dec 2006 at Patna.

Your Excellency,

I am enclosing endorsements by the academic fraternity and students of Delhi and Patna seeking delivery of justice in the heinous crime perpetrated on Prof Papiya Ghosh and Malti Devi.

Appeals to the Govt of Bihar to apprehend the two absconding criminals named by the police, Mustaqim and Sanjogi Rai, and the masterminds, since the last three years have drawn a blank.

Please visit the website, ‘Honouring Papiya’ at www.papiyaghosh.com for details on Prof Ghosh.

Without your personal intervention, perhaps the unacceptable status quo will continue, which is in complete violation of constitutionally guaranteed rights to women in our country.

Expecting your positive and early response in this serious matter and thanking you for it.

Yours Faithfully,
(Dr. T. Kumar)
Managing Trustee



Her Excellency Shrimati Pratibha Devi Singh Patil,
Hon’ble President of India,
Rashtrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi 110 001

2 April, 2008

Respected Madam,

Subject: Appeal for justice in the murder of Prof.Papiya Ghosh of Patna University and Malti Devi.

On the night of 2 December, 2006 my younger sister, Professor Papiya Ghosh (53), was murdered with indescribable brutality inside her own house in Pataliputra Colony, Patna. Neither was her aged, invalid maid, Malti Devi (72) spared. Prof. Ghosh’s house was also looted of all items of value, big and small, with the criminals even managing to drive away in the victim’s own car.

As per the police statement, quoted in the press, six armed dacoits had entered Prof. Ghosh’s house and executed the heinous crimes with impunity.

The killing of Prof. Ghosh was carried out with a degree of savage brutality unparalleled in the crime history of Bihar.

Prof. Papiya Ghosh was a scrupulously honest citizen who lived on her own, and had dedicated her life to the cause of higher education in Bihar. I would request you to kindly visit the website www.papiyaghosh.com for more details about her works and life.

As a law abiding citizen, Prof. Ghosh depended on the state to provide the necessary security of life and property to all its citizens. Incidentally her house was a mere stone’s throw from the Pataliputra police thana.

Subsequent to the horrific killings, four of the murderous gang have been rounded up, and put on trial. But the case, although committed to a Fast Track court, is moving at snail’s pace.

And shockingly two of the culprits in the reprehensible crimes, named by the police, as quoted in the press, as Mustakeen and Sanjogi Rai, still remain out of the reach of the police even more than a year later, in spite of numerous representations having been made to the Chief Minister of Bihar, for their speedy arrest.

Neither have petitions to the Chairman, National Human Rights Commission, and the Chairperson, National Commission for Women, as well as other human rights organizations to get justice, met with any response.

Even applications for information regarding the absconding criminals, made under the Right To Information Act, have not been answered.

Therefore, having drawn a blank from the august bodies designated by our government for redress of wrong doing , I ,on behalf of our grieving family, appeal to you ,the first lady President of our country, as the protector of women’s rights, to intervene in initiating a full and thorough investigation of the case, and to bring about the arrest of the two absconding criminals, so that the guilty can be given exemplary punishment and justice be done to helpless and innocent victims of the most terrible crimes against women.

Madam President, you have it in your power, by your personal intervention, to make women’s rights in India a tangible reality, and to set an effective future deterrent to perpetrators of crimes against women in our country, by bringing about a landmark judgement upholding justice for women, which as of today remains an elusive ideal.

You hold the hopes of millions of Indian women in your hands.

Thanking You,

Yours Faithfully,
(Mrs. Keya Sen)
214, WTC Hilton Residency,
1191, Corniche El Nile,
Cairo, EGYPT
e-mail: eya_sen04@hotmail.com


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