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'Pillai trying to hide behind sexist insinuations'

Friday November 25, 2011 11:20:52 PM, Agencies

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New Delhi: Over a dozen women activists, senior journalists and academicians denounced former home secretary GK Pillai for the indecent remarks on the personal life of Ishrat Jahan, the Mumbai girl who was killed in a staged shootout and sought immediate apology from him.

 

“We condemn Pillai’s insensitive sexist slandering of a girl who cannot defend herself, and demand an immediate apology,” they said adding that Pillai's remarks are made to defend his old affidavit.

 

“Stung by the SIT report which concluded that Ishrat was executed in cold blood, former Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai, hard-pressed to defend his affidavit to the Supreme Court that Ishrat was a Lashkar operative, has stooped to now slandering the girl’s personal life suggesting that her checking into different hotels with “another man” was definitely suspicious", they wrote in a joint statement.

 

"Perhaps" they added, "Mr. Pillai wishes us to believe that all those young women who travel and work independently are ‘suspicious’ and could have terrorist links,” they added.


“Pillai is no doubt aware that questions will be raised about his affidavit, and also all those journalists who were churning out whatever that was emanating from his office and is now rushing to hide behind sexist insinuations,” they said.

 

“Pillai knows well that with the killing of Ishrat and three others, the case is forever closed. No court is now going to try Ishrat for her alleged links with Laskhar. And that is precisely the convenience of encounter killings, the allegations can never be proven or disproved. Lashkar-e-Toiba’s hailing of Ishrat does not count for much. Organisations have been known to make grand claims for purposes of propaganda, Norway being a case in point.”


Pillai's comments came after the Gujarat High Court appointed Special Investigation Team concluded that Ishrat was executed in cold blood by Ahmedabad police in 2005. As Home Secretary then, Pillai had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court that Ishrat was a Lashkar operative.

 



 

 

 

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