AIPWA held a protest in Patna demanding resignation of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar in light of the orders issued by the POCSO court to investigate Nitish Kumar in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case. The march began from CPIML office and reached Dakbunglow Chowraha where it culminated into a public meeting. The march was led by National General Secretary of AIPWA, Meena Tiwari, Patna city secretary Anita Sinha, comrades Samta Rai, Vibha Gupta and others women leaders. Several women participated in the march.
Addressing the march, Meena Tiwari said that the entire Bihar knows that without political patronage and protection, the sexual harassment and torture of girls in the Muzaffarpur shelter homes could not have taken place. However, the CBI has been trying to shield the real criminals even till now. Even the reprimands by the Supreme Court have had no effect. Now that court have issued orders for investigation against Nitish Kumar, he has no right to stay on as CM. She said that AIPWA and other women organisations had exposed this case and now again they will launch a movement demanding resignation of Nitish Kumar.
The Supreme Court which ordered the probe into Nitish’s role, had punished CBI Interim Director Nageshwara Rao for contempt of court: specifically for flouting the explicit orders of the SC and transferring the CBI Investigating Officer in-charge of the Muzaffarpur Shelter-Home case in which more than 40 girls were subjected to systematic sexual assault inside a shelter home. It is well-known that prominent political leaders, close to the JDU-BJP Government in power in Bihar and the Centre, have been trying to protect the accused. Now, it seems that the Modi Government’s puppet officers in the CBI are trying to interfere even in the SC-monitored investigation!
AIPWA also demanded that the SCI Interim Director be sacked for his role in transferring the Investigating Officer in the Shelter Home rape case.