NE Helpline Condemns Radhika Tanwar Killing - North East Support Centre & Helpline -

New Delhi March 10, 2011

North East Support Centre & Helpline
(An Initiative of All India Christian Council and
Operation Mercy India Foundation
to End Racial, Sexual Violence and Human Trafficking)
RZ 61, 4th Floor, Palam Vihar,
Dwarka, Sector 6,
New Delhi 110075.

North East Support Centre & Helpline condemns Radhika Tanwar killing. Civil society must united and opposed violence against women. Law enforcing agency must develop 'Plan B' to end unprecedented crimes against women in Delhi.

Women in general and those from North East India have become most vulnerable to sexual violence and crime in Delhi. Whole Nation and world, while celebrating 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, were socked with the news of Radhika's killing on March 8, around 10.20 in morning near her college at Satya Niketan, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi.

Delhi Police developed a plan to curb the violence against women after Dhaula Kuan gangrape cases against 30 years old Mizo girl, who raped by five men in a moving truck on midnight of November 23 last year by installing night patrolling, CCTV cameras, safety guidelines to BPO companies, women helpline etc.

While condemning the gruesome crime, Madhu Chandra, Spokesperson of North East Support Centre & Helpline said, 'Delhi Police's plan, following Dhaula Kuan incident, has failed to bring end to violence against women and they must develop Plan B to curb unprecedented crimes and sexual violence against women.'

Delhi Police has capability of dealing with post-crimes investigation, this has proved by arresting five gang-rapists of Dhaula Kuan from total blank point and Neetu Solanki, 28 years old girl, whose death body was dumped at New Delhi station on January 11 but failed preventive operation.

'Delhi police is still in reactive mode and repeated crimes in already spotted places like Dhaula Kuan are the proof of it. Proactive preventive plan seems terribly missing,' says Madhu Chandra.

North East Support Centre & Helpline, while campaigning for safety of women in Delhi, demanded from Delhi Government, in series of meetings with Delhi Chief Minister Mrs Shiela Dikshit during November and December last year that a fast tract court dealing with sexual violence and crime against women in Delhi. Fast track court will speed up justice delivery system to victims and offenders. This will also send out message to general public that crimes are serious and offenders are punished fast.

Advocate Lansinglu Rongmei, President of North East Support Centre & Helpline and Legal Secretary of All India Christian Council said, 'We have made our representation repeated to Mrs. Shiela Dikshit, now we will move court to consider establishing fast track for sexual violence and crime against women in Delhi.'

North East Support Centre & Helpline also conducted a research project on North East Indian Migration and Challenges in National Capital Cities. Report has exclusive findings on sexual violence and racial discrimination against women and men from North East India. Report is available at

North East Support Centre & Helpline ( is a joint initiative of various human rights activists, social workers, students, journalists and lawyers seeking to prevent harassment and abuses meted out to North East People and tribal communities of other states.

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Angam Haokip
Media In-charge