Saturday, November 22, 2008

IMPORTANT Women's Rights (PLS READ!!!)

Something for us to know.....

I was talking with a lawyer friend of mine. We were discussing the law
and women`s rights. She told me about this incident - a young girl
was raped by a man posing
as a plain clothes officer; he
asked her to come to the police station when she and her male friend didn't
have a driver`s license to show. He sent the boy off to get his license
and asked the girl to accompany him to the police station. Took her instead
to an isolated area where the horrendous crime was committed.



Infact, the law clearly states that
between
6 pm and 6am
, a woman has the right
to REFUSE to
go to the Police Station, even
if an arrest warrant has been issued
against her. It is a procedural issue that a woman can be arrested between
6pm and 6 am, ONLY if she is arrested by a woman officer and taken to an
ALL WOMEN police station. And if she is arrested by a male officer, it
has to be proven that a woman officer was on duty at the time of arrest.




It is good for us to know our rights. To what extent it comes of use remains
to be seen in any situation. But as they say, knowledge is power.

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