United Nation’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

   In the wake of continous reports of the large number of cases of sexual offences committed during the communal carnage of 2002, CEDAW asked the Government of India to submit a follow-up report “On the impact of massacre on women in Gujarat” by January 2008.  

  CEDAW has also asked the government provide information disaggregated by sex, on the 2,000 or so cases relating to the massacres that have been reopened and the resolution of these cases.  

  Further, the report has also asked for information on the number of cases of sexual assault and their resolution.  

  It also noted that the Indian government in its combined second and third report did not provide the information requested by the committee on communal violence in Gujarat. 

The Citizens for Justice and Peace Submitted a Shadow Report to the CEDAW Committee on the specific request of the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights. This Report was released in New Delhi by Aruna Roy, Mazdoor Kidsan Shakti Sanghatana and Brinda Karat, CPI(M) Member of Parliament on July 27, 2010.

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