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Justice for Seeta Kaur - A Vigil at New Scotland Yard
Fri 31 March 2017, 16:30 – 19:30 BST
KILLED IN THE NAME OF HONOUR
On 31 March 2015, Seeta (Saini) Kaur – a British national and mother of four young children – died in highly suspicious circumstances at the home of her husband and in-laws in India. Seeta’s family believe that she was killed by her husband in what was a brutal honour killing.
Two years later, there has been no investigation into her death in India or in the UK. Seeta’s family are still waiting for justice to be done. Their appeals to the Metropolitan Police to carry out a thorough investigation have fallen on deaf ears. The British authorities have remained indifferent to Seeta’s murder. Their silence gives lie to the government’s commitment to treat honour crimes as a ‘top priority.’ It is a hollow commitment that gives a licence to perpetrators to commit crimes of violence against women abroad to avoid justice.
WE WILL NOT MOURN HER DEATH IN SILENCE
Seeta’s family, SBS, and other supporters will be holding a vigil for Seeta Kaur outside New Scotland Yard (Curtis Green Building, Victoria Embankment, London, SW1A 2JL) at 4.30pm on Friday 31 March 2017. The family will also be asking the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick, to meet with them to explain why the police have not responded to their requests for an investigation into her death.
PLEASE JOIN US
Seeta’s death and the abject failure of the British authorities to support her family’s demand for justice will not be forgotten.
For more information: http://www.southallblacksisters.org.uk/campaigns/justice-for-seeta-campaign. Please support the campaign actions at http://www.southallblacksisters.org.uk/justice-for-seeta/what-you-can-do and donate generously to the ‘Justice for Seeta’ campaign fund.