Students hold signature campaign against Kathua, Unnao rape, murders
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Students hold signature campaign against Kathua, Unnao rape, murders

Mysuru:  Demanding protection for women in the country and condemning the rape and murder of two girls in Kathua and Unnao, the students of the University of Mysore (UoM) had organised a signature campaign at Manasagangothri campus here yesterday.

The members of the Mysore University Vidyarthi Horata Samithi, AIDSO, AIDYO, Dalit Vidyarthi Vedike and a few other organisations jointly held the campaign near the Round Canteen in the campus.

More than 1,000 students signed during the Signature Campaign and demanded protection to all the women in the country.

Student leader Sira Somashekar, who led the campaign, said that the women throughout the country are living in an atmosphere of fear and it seems like there is no protection for them.

The accused who have allegedly perpetrated the crime should not be released at any cost and they should be severely punished. Justice Varma’s report should be implemented, he urged.

The copies of the signatures were sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi through the Deputy Commissioner. A copy with signatures was also sent to MP Pratap Simha.

Students Chandrakala, Ashia, Madhu, Vasanth Kalal and others participated in the campaign.

Now-a-days there is moral policing going on in University of Mysore. If boys and girls are found talking on the campus then they are looked at with suspicion. This is not a healthy development at all.

—Sira Somashekar

 

April 21, 2018

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