Home Civil Society Voices Police must enforce Federal Court verdict in favour of Indira Gandhi

Police must enforce Federal Court verdict in favour of Indira Gandhi

Image: themalaysianinsider.com

Join us on Telegram and Instagram for the latest.

Today’s landmark decision by the Federal Court on Indira Gandhi’s case is a huge victory for all Malaysians, says the Women’s Aid Organisation.

It affirms that both parents have equal right to decide on their child’s religion.

Today’s verdict is testament to the tenacity and courage of Indira Gandhi, S Deepa, Subashini Rajasingam, Shamala Sathiyaseelan, their lawyers, and women’s groups who have fought against unilateral conversion since 2004.

The police must enforce today’s verdict – not just for Indira Gandhi and S Deepa, but for all others in similar situations.

Unilateral conversion is a grave violation of women’s rights and has led to more grievous violations, including child abduction. The police must reunite Indira with her youngest child, Prasana Diksa, whom the ex-husband abducted in 2009 and refused to return, in contempt of court.

No one should ever have to experience the injustice that Indira went through.

Source: Women’s Aid Organisation Facebook

Thanks for dropping by! The views expressed in Aliran's media statements and the NGO statements we have endorsed reflect Aliran's official stand. Views and opinions expressed in other pieces published here do not necessarily reflect Aliran's official position.

Our voluntary writers work hard to keep these articles free for all to read. But we do need funds to support our struggle for Justice, Freedom and Solidarity. To maintain our editorial independence, we do not carry any advertisements; nor do we accept funding from dubious sources. If everyone reading this was to make a donation, our fundraising target for the year would be achieved within a week. So please consider making a donation to Persatuan Aliran Kesedaran Negara, CIMB Bank account number 8004240948.
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x