It is noted that the first incident of gang-rape came to light in the aftermath of the riots from the village of Fugana in Jogiya Kheda. Two fresh cases of rapes were registered in October. It was reported on 15 November 2013 that a total of 13 rape cases and sexual harassment were registered over the past two months of rioting and the report named 111 people involved in the incidents. But no arrests had been made till then.
Before our visit, National Human Rights Commission started spot visit of Muzzafarnagr and Shamali relief camp. After our visit, the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on 22 December 2013 too lamented the "deplorable" conditions at the relief camps, housing hundreds of riot affected families of Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas, and asked the "young" chief minister of Uttar Pradesh to improve the situation.
"Many children have died in the camps. The situation is deplorable... There is a need to mediate and improve life there," Rahul said as he made an unscheduled visit to the relief camps and some of the violence-hit areas. Gandhi, who is seeking to revive his party's fortunes after its drubbing in the recent Assembly elections, also targeted Akhilesh Yadav over his handling of the relief work. "There is a young chief minister. The state government should improve the situation. The CM should look into it," said Rahul Gandhi.
After my visit to the relief camps, I remembered the remark of Edmund Burke on India, “In that Country the law of religion, the laws of the land, and the law of honour, are all united and consolidated in one, and bind a man eternally to the rule of what is called his caste.”
My kind request to the Governments at provincial and central level is that immediate shelter should provided under right to life with dignity guaranteed under article 21 of the constitution of India. The Govt. immediately ensure permanent pro-survivor rehabilitation based on hope, honor and human dignity.