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Sentenced to be raped

To Mamata Banerjee:

As citizens of India we call on you to commit publicly to implement a programme that can drastically reduce rapes in West Bengal. The key steps are a public education campaign against sexual violence, making the police and courts responsive, supportive and effective, and measures to make the streets safer. It is time to act before more girls and women suffer.

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“Enjoy the girl and have fun”. With this single sickening sentence, the head of a khap panchayat ordered men to gang rape a girl whose only crime was falling in love. Let's make this a turning point in the wave of violence making West Bengal the gang rape capital of India.

CM Mamata Banerjee has removed the police boss who failed to arrest the rapists, but alone, it is not enough. Today Banerjee will have the country's media all around her as she opens the Kolkata Book Fair. Let's create a massive public call for a comprehensive policy to protect women, and help introduce a 'Womanifesto' to end the violence.

We did it in Delhi, now we can do it in West Bengal. But time is short -- we can't miss this chance to create a public storm.
Let’s help Banerjee direct her powerful presence to put in place a system of training and enforcement that can stop the rape epidemic in her state. Click below to join the call -- when 50,000 of us sign, we’ll take the
message straight to her during the Book Fair in the next few days.

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