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Date: 04 Dec 95 08:49 GMT
Subject: UPDATE ON BHAWARI RAPE CASE
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CLARIFICATION ON THE BHANWARI RAPE CASE:

The posting requesting international intervention on behalf of Bhanwari Devi was forwarded to us by a consortium of women's groups in India who are working closely with Bhanwari and her attorneys. They are hoping to use international pressure to force a reconsideration of the case. A press conference was held in which Bhanwari was present and spoke confidently and movingly. Every single one of the papers covered it which is apparently very rare in rape cases. The consortium for whom we posted the previous Action Alert includes Forum on Violence Against Women; Sakshi; Action India; Sabla Sangh; Center for Feminist Legal Research; All Inida Democratic Women's Association; Nirantar; Jagori; Butterflies; MARG; Media Advocacy Group; Janwadi Mahil Samiti; Meidasotrm Cooperative; Center for Social Research; Kali for Women.