Published On: Sun, Dec 30th, 2012

NAPA Condolence on the death of gang rape victim girl

Milpitas (California)Dec 29,2012- North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) condoled the death of the young woman who was brutally gang-raped and tortured on Dec 16,2012 in the capital. The girl died in Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital early Saturday. Releasing this statement NAPA President Mr Satnam Singh Chahal said that the victim girl was a brave and courageous girl who fought till the very last minute for her dignity and her life. She is a true hero and symbolizes the best in Indian youth and women. The nation should mourn the passing of this brave daughter of India. Mr Chahal appealed to the people of our country to let us resolve that this death will not be in vain. And we should do everything possible to ensure that such an incident never happens again. A young, promising life has been brutally snatched away in most tragic circumstances. Not only has the family lost a daughter and a sister, but every Indian today is feeling the sense of loss Said Mr Chahal .He hoped that this heart-rending tragedy would compel us as a people to focus on social norms and practices which are volatile of human rights and an impediment to progress in the modern world.. Our heart goes out to the family of the young girl and millions of Indians and their families who work, hope and pray for a better India. As citizens, we must resolve to respect the dignity of women and follow the laws of the land. We join our mother and sister in offering deep-felt condolences to the young girl’s family.”Release added. Mr Chahal said that while the victim girl  may have lost her battle for life, it is up to the Government of India and States   to ensure that her death will not have been in vain. We have already seen the emotions and energies this incident has generated. These are perfectly understandable reactions from a young India and an India that genuinely desires change. Paying rich tributes on behalf of the North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) Mr Chahal said that a true homage to her memory is to make us able to channelize these emotions and energies into a constructive course of action.”

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