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  • Sunita Kujur
    FYI. Please consider endorsing as organizations and/or in your individual capacity. Sunita Kujur Program Manager CREA ... From: Jaya Sharma
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 2, 2008
      FYI. Please consider endorsing as organizations and/or in your individual capacity.

      Sunita Kujur
      Program Manager
      CREA


      --- On Tue, 9/2/08, Jaya Sharma <jayajulie@...> wrote:
      From: Jaya Sharma <jayajulie@...>
      Subject: [VA377] urgent final covering letter with attachments
      To: "voices" <voicesagainst377@yahoogroups.com>, voicesagainst377@..., bharti@..., "rahi foundation" <rahifoundation@...>
      Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 12:43 PM


      Dear friends,

      As you might be aware the Health Minister at the AIDs conference in Mexico stressed the need for decriminalization as well as the need to address the related stigmatization of homosexuality.  Following this the Law Ministry has expressed its view that section 377 cannot be removed because of the implications for child rights, clearing showing that they have not understood that the petition in the Delhi High Court is for a reading down of section 377 and not for its repeal.  In this they has also failed to recognize the need for a separate law on child sexual abuse, which has been a long standing demand of child rights groups, women's groups and queer groups across the country. You might also be aware that Amod Kanth of Prayas, a child rights group in Delhi, had written a piece in the Hindustan Times which suffered from the same problem as the statement made by the Law Minister.

      Attached are two letters, one to the Law Minister and the other to Amod Kanth (written by RAHI). If you would like to endorse these please send your endorsements to nirantar@... by noon, 3rd September Wednesday.  The urgency is that the Cabinet might discuss the issue on Thursday, the 4th so we need to send the letter to the Law Minister tomorrow afternoon (3rd).

      Organizations as well as individuals can endorse the letters.

      Organizations need to add a few words (not a sentence) stating the nature of the groups - eg. women's group, education, child rights etc. as well as the place.

      Individuals please write your profession and place.
       
      The statement by the law minister can be viewed on 
      The piece by Amod Kanth can be viewed on
       
      For your information (not for endorsement) we are also sending two other letters written in response to Amod Kanth's article, as an attachment.

      In solidarity,


      on behalf of Voices Against 377
       




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    • Subhash Mendhapurkar
      We endorse the letter Subhash Mendhapurkar SUTRA Jagjit Nagar Solan H.P. India 173225 91-1792-283725 visit us: www.sutra.org.in ... From: Sunita Kujur
      Message 2 of 3 , Sep 2, 2008
        We endorse the letter

        Subhash Mendhapurkar
        SUTRA
        Jagjit Nagar Solan H.P. India
        173225
        91-1792-283725
        visit us: www.sutra.org.in


        --- On Tue, 2/9/08, Sunita Kujur <sunitakujur@...> wrote:
        From: Sunita Kujur <sunitakujur@...>
        Subject: [reprohealth_india] Fw: [VA377] urgent final covering letter with attachments
        To: "Repro India Egroup" <reprohealth_india@yahoogroups.com>
        Date: Tuesday, 2 September, 2008, 1:02 PM

        FYI. Please consider endorsing as organizations and/or in your individual capacity.

        Sunita Kujur
        Program Manager
        CREA


        --- On Tue, 9/2/08, Jaya Sharma <jayajulie@gmail. com> wrote:
        From: Jaya Sharma <jayajulie@gmail. com>
        Subject: [VA377] urgent final covering letter with attachments
        To: "voices" <voicesagainst377@ yahoogroups. com>, voicesagainst377@ googlegroups. com, bharti@haqcrc. org, "rahi foundation" <rahifoundation@ gmail.com>
        Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 12:43 PM


        Dear friends,

        As you might be aware the Health Minister at the AIDs conference in Mexico stressed the need for decriminalization as well as the need to address the related stigmatization of homosexuality.  Following this the Law Ministry has expressed its view that section 377 cannot be removed because of the implications for child rights, clearing showing that they have not understood that the petition in the Delhi High Court is for a reading down of section 377 and not for its repeal.  In this they has also failed to recognize the need for a separate law on child sexual abuse, which has been a long standing demand of child rights groups, women's groups and queer groups across the country. You might also be aware that Amod Kanth of Prayas, a child rights group in Delhi, had written a piece in the Hindustan Times which suffered from the same problem as the statement made by the Law Minister.

        Attached are two letters, one to the Law Minister and the other to Amod Kanth (written by RAHI). If you would like to endorse these please send your endorsements to nirantar@vsnl. com by noon, 3rd September Wednesday.  The urgency is that the Cabinet might discuss the issue on Thursday, the 4th so we need to send the letter to the Law Minister tomorrow afternoon (3rd).

        Organizations as well as individuals can endorse the letters.

        Organizations need to add a few words (not a sentence) stating the nature of the groups - eg. women's group, education, child rights etc. as well as the place.

        Individuals please write your profession and place.
         
        The statement by the law minister can be viewed on 
        The piece by Amod Kanth can be viewed on
         
        For your information (not for endorsement) we are also sending two other letters written in response to Amod Kanth's article, as an attachment.

        In solidarity,


        on behalf of Voices Against 377
         




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      • Sunita Kujur
        Thank you Subhash. I will forward to Nirantar. Sunita ... From: Subhash Mendhapurkar Subject: Re: [reprohealth_india] Fw: [VA377] urgent
        Message 3 of 3 , Sep 2, 2008
          Thank you Subhash. I will forward to Nirantar.
          Sunita

          --- On Tue, 9/2/08, Subhash Mendhapurkar <sutrahp@...> wrote:
          From: Subhash Mendhapurkar <sutrahp@...>
          Subject: Re: [reprohealth_india] Fw: [VA377] urgent final covering letter with attachments
          To: reprohealth_india@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 4:23 PM

          We endorse the letter

          Subhash Mendhapurkar
          SUTRA
          Jagjit Nagar Solan H.P. India
          173225
          91-1792-283725
          visit us: www.sutra.org. in


          --- On Tue, 2/9/08, Sunita Kujur <sunitakujur@ yahoo.com> wrote:
          From: Sunita Kujur <sunitakujur@ yahoo.com>
          Subject: [reprohealth_ india] Fw: [VA377] urgent final covering letter with attachments
          To: "Repro India Egroup" <reprohealth_ india@yahoogroup s.com>
          Date: Tuesday, 2 September, 2008, 1:02 PM

          FYI. Please consider endorsing as organizations and/or in your individual capacity.

          Sunita Kujur
          Program Manager
          CREA


          --- On Tue, 9/2/08, Jaya Sharma <jayajulie@gmail. com> wrote:
          From: Jaya Sharma <jayajulie@gmail. com>
          Subject: [VA377] urgent final covering letter with attachments
          To: "voices" <voicesagainst377@ yahoogroups. com>, voicesagainst377@ googlegroups. com, bharti@haqcrc. org, "rahi foundation" <rahifoundation@ gmail.com>
          Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 12:43 PM


          Dear friends,

          As you might be aware the Health Minister at the AIDs conference in Mexico stressed the need for decriminalization as well as the need to address the related stigmatization of homosexuality.  Following this the Law Ministry has expressed its view that section 377 cannot be removed because of the implications for child rights, clearing showing that they have not understood that the petition in the Delhi High Court is for a reading down of section 377 and not for its repeal.  In this they has also failed to recognize the need for a separate law on child sexual abuse, which has been a long standing demand of child rights groups, women's groups and queer groups across the country. You might also be aware that Amod Kanth of Prayas, a child rights group in Delhi, had written a piece in the Hindustan Times which suffered from the same problem as the statement made by the Law Minister.

          Attached are two letters, one to the Law Minister and the other to Amod Kanth (written by RAHI). If you would like to endorse these please send your endorsements to nirantar@vsnl. com by noon, 3rd September Wednesday.  The urgency is that the Cabinet might discuss the issue on Thursday, the 4th so we need to send the letter to the Law Minister tomorrow afternoon (3rd).

          Organizations as well as individuals can endorse the letters.

          Organizations need to add a few words (not a sentence) stating the nature of the groups - eg. women's group, education, child rights etc. as well as the place.

          Individuals please write your profession and place.
           
          The statement by the law minister can be viewed on 
          The piece by Amod Kanth can be viewed on
           
          For your information (not for endorsement) we are also sending two other letters written in response to Amod Kanth's article, as an attachment.

          In solidarity,


          on behalf of Voices Against 377
           




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