Mangalore, Jan 9: Jagruti Mahila Vedike staged a protest meet condemning the Deralakatte blackmail incident at Nehru Maidan on Jan 9, Thursday.
Prior to the protest meet thousands of students from various colleges along with men and women took out a rally from Ambedkar circle to Nehru Maidan.
Addressing the protestors, ABVP district Vidhyarthi Pramukh Ashwini said that in the present day, women need not be worshipped, but they need safety and independence.
She also said that if the girls dress would tempt the criminal to move into such act, then Ujire’s Sowjanya would not be raped and murdered, who used to wear simple and decent dress.
After the Delhi’s Nirbhaya case, various organizations protested demanding justice and finally her family received justice after a year, similarly this incident will also get justice if we continue to fight or else the case will be closed down.
Delivering the introductory speech, Advocate Asha Prasad said that the Deralakatte case of Kidnap, rape, forced sex and blackmail is a heinous crime took with a medical student on December 17. But still the arrested eight accused are not charged with the IPC sections for crime.
She also said that various organizations and women’s commission who had shouted to impose Goonda Act on the Hindu activists during the Home stay attack and pub attack are now remained silent due to the religion they represent.
MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat, MLC Monappa Bhandary, Ganesh Karnik, S Ramesh, Mallika Prasad, Jagadish Shenava, BJP president Prathap Simha Nayak, former BJP president Padmanabha Kottary, S R Leela, and others were present on the occasion.