[Tehelka] Why is This Woman Still in Jail?

Finally! A mainstream news publication gives us information on Soni Sori’s case and its continuous postponement. Why, indeed, is she still in jail? Why has there not been a court hearing, a trial? Why has there been no justice? Not even a performance of justice?

Six months on, a PIL filed on her behalf is yet to be heard in the Supreme Court. Last October, an independent medical examination ordered by the apex court discovered stones from Sori’s vagina and rectum (Shockingly, Soni Sori has been sexually tortured with stones. Who will answer for this? by Tusha Mittal, 24 December 2011). This report was discussed in the court on 2 December. Shockingly, the court allowed the Chhattisgarh government more than a month to respond. The next hearing was scheduled for 25 January. Sori’s case was listed as item 14. But it never came up.
Since then, Sori’s case has been listed for hearing thrice a week in the court of Justice Altamas Kabir.

Read the full article here.


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