Thousands sign petition to stop rape of low-caste Indian sisters

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  • Monday, 31 Aug 2015

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An online petition seeking protection and justice for two low-caste Indian sisters allegedly threatened with rape by a village council has gathered over 175,000 signatures in a week, Amnesty International India said on Monday.

The human rights group began the petition last week after 23-year-old Meenakshi Kumari, her 15-year-old sister and their family were forced to flee their northern India village in May after their brother eloped with a higher caste, married woman.

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