Mangalore, Apr 4: DYFI, SFI, CPI (M) and many other organisations staged a black flag demonstration near the Deputy Commissioner’s office on April 4, Friday denouncing Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and shouting slogans ‘Go Rahul Go.’
They protested against the failure of the Congress government to ensure safety of women and the protest was organised to coincide with the visit of Congress Vice President to the city.
Addressing the gathering, Fr Vinod Mascarenhas of Vimukthi Trust, Ujire, said, “Today we have all gathered here to let people know that there is no security for women. We hear lot of bad news these days. Will crimes against women ever stop? What are the politicians doing? Where are the police? They are not arresting the criminals. We have not come here to listen to any speech. Everyone should raise their voice against politicians.”
Shahanaz of Crimes against Women Forum and Dayanand Shetty of DYFI also spoke to the members, they spoke about, Moral policing, pub attack, home stay attack and Deralakatte incident, it was mentioned that “there is no security for women, they are not safe and they cannot come out of their houses at night. They do not have freedom to move about without fear.”
“The government has failed to take action against criminals. Before coming to the power, Ramanath Rai had said that moral policing and other illegal activities will be stopped, but he has forgotten his promise,” Dayanand Shetty said.
Muneer Katipalla of DYFI, social activist Vidya Dinkar, Nithin Kuthar of SFI, Kirana Prabha, B K Imthiaz and others were present during the protest.
When the protestors started to move towards Nehru Maidan where the Congress rally was going on, the police intervened and detained them, they were taken to the police station.