The Courier-Mail

Anger over rape or­der

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LUCKNOW: An In­dian vil­lage has or­dered two young sis­ters be pa­raded naked through the town and raped as pun­ish­ment for their brother elop­ing with a mar­ried woman.

The all-male coun­cil of Bagh­pat vil­lage says only rape will re­store the hon­our of the jilted hus­band’s fam­ily. The sis­ters, 23 and 15, are in hid­ing.

Amnesty In­ter­na­tional has called on the gov­ern­ment to guar­an­tee their safety and over­turn the judg­ment but the town coun­cil has re­acted an­grily to a pe­ti­tion by the sis­ters to In­dia’s Supreme Court.

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