Justice for Child Abuse Victims
On January 10, 2006, Ramkishan Harijan took the ten-month old daughter of his neighbor to a deserted area and brutally raped her. On January 1 2008, after two years of anguish, he was finally convicted of sodomy and sentenced to ten years in prison. In January 2012, the Bombay High court upheld the conviction but reduced his sentence to seven years, and ordered that the six years he'd already spent in prison be taken into account. The justification? He was living away from his family, and "lost control". Does this man belong in free society? Do this man's children deserve to be brought up by a convicted child molestor? What is the guarantee that he would not lose control all over again? How many decades will we live in the terror of men like him losing control at any time? What answer do we, as a society have to an infant who went through a lifetime's worth of trauma just because this man could not control his pedophilia? If you are against justifying child molestation, please sign this petition. If you care deeply about protecting millions of infants in our nation from such situations, please sign this petition. The defense lawyer wanted the court to be lenient on the man because he was away from his family and "simply lost control". If you do not agree with this, please sign this petition. If you believe that the justice system is not doing enough for our children, please sign this petition. If you believe that zero tolerance should be shown towards child molestation, please sign this petition. If you have had enough, please sign this petition. Give us a moment of your time and add your voice to the steadily growing chorus that demands justice for our society's most helpless, vulnerable and precious beings - our children.