NET Extra: Over 20k join Amnesty International to demand justice for India sisters sentenced to rape

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    Over 20k join Amnesty International to demand justice for India sisters sentenced to rape.
    Your eyes do not deceive you. An unelected all-male village council in India has ordered that 23-year-old Meenakshi Kumari and her 15-year-old sister are raped.
    The ‘sentence’ was handed down as punishment after their brother eloped with a married woman. They also ordered for the sisters to be paraded naked with blackened faces.
    Over 20,000 people have signed an online petition to stop this barbaric act.
    The sisters are from a village in Baghpat district in India. There, on 30 July, an unelected all-male village council (khap panchayat) ordered that they be raped and paraded naked, their faces blackened, as punishment for the actions of their brother.

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