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Justice for Sarah petition signed by more than 13,000

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MORE than 13,000 people have signed the online petition calling for the UK Foreign Secretary to step in over the Sarah Groves murder case.

Frustrated by the delays in the trial of the man accused of killing their daughter, Sarah, Vic and Kate Groves have launched an online petition calling on Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to step in. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 20621745)

The petition was launched on the change.org website a week ago, and the number of people signing it has risen steadily, with many of them leaving comments calling for action to be taken.

Sarah’s parents, Vic and Kate, launched the petition calling on Boris Johnson to lodge a formal complaint with the Indian government over the way the trial has been conducted so far.

‘It is a disgrace the way this whole case has been handled from day one,’ wrote Caroline Beeby after signing. ‘It reeks of mishandling and perhaps even a cover-up involving local perpetrators.’

Michael Burke said it showed the ineptitude of the Kashmiri judicial system. ‘[It] seemingly has no intent on determining the truth behind Sarah’s murder and identifying the person(s) who committed this awful crime.’

‘No family should have to suffer such a terrible loss and then have to fight to get any kind of justice when they should be able to grieve in peace,’ wrote Suzannah Armstrong Cobb.

Sarah was killed on a houseboat in Kashmir in April 2013.

Dutchman Richard de Wit is on trial accused of murdering her, but the trial has been beset by delays.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said that it wants justice for Sarah just as much as her family and is in regular contact with the Indian authorities on their behalf.

To sign the petition on change.org to support Sarah’s parents, go to http://bit.ly/2EEedQc.

The link can also be found on the Sarah Groves Foundation website, sarahgroves.org.

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