Rajasthan HC admits sati petitions
The Rajasthan High Court bench of Justices SK Keshote and AC Goyal of admitted four PIL petitions relating to the 1987 cases of Glorification of Sati filed by women and social organisations of Rajasthan. The court also issued notices to the accused which include Rajendra Singh Rathore, minister of PWD in the present Government, Narendra Singh Rathore, President of the Rajput Maha Sabha, Pratap Singh Kachriyawas nephew of the VP of India, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat and thirteen others along with the Rajasthan Government.
On the 31st of January after 16 years the Special Sati Court Additional District Judge Shiv Singh Chauhan had acquitted all the accused in four out of twenty two cases that were under going trial in the Sati glorification matters that were filed after the immolation of Roop Kanwar of Deorala in 1987. After the acquittal the Government of Rajasthan did not file an appeal in the High Court which is the normal course in criminal cases.
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