Press Esc to close
Sunday 25 September 2016
News updated at 2:43 AM IST
Weather
Max: 25.2°C
Min : 20.1°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Fact finding report on communal policing released

Mangalore, Nov 18, 2012, DHNS:

Senior Advocate Hemalatha Mahishi said that the members of Women’s Commission should not be affiliated to any political parties. The Commission should be allowed to function independently.

Speaking after the release of a fact finding report on ‘Attacking pubs and birthday parties: Communal policing by Hindutva outfit,’ organised by PUCL, Forum Against Atrocities on Women, Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore, here on Sunday, she said that when the Commission members are affiliated to a political party, then they can not probe into the incident impartially. Those who have concern towards women should be made as its president and members. The ruling government does not want the Commission to function independently. There is a need to strengthen Women’s Commission.

“The attack on those boys and girls who were partying at a homestay has made us to bow our head in shame. The attack in the name of culture and tradition, has made us to wonder the need for such culture in the society,” she said. The attack on women in the name of protecting culture is not a justifiable act, in a country where women are revered, she added.

Mahishi said incidents like homestay attack give political mileage to the organisation which indulges in such attacks. If this is so, then what will happen to the future of our country? she asked.

The role of police in the incident is also questionable. They had victimised the victims further. The victims should get moral support to fight till the accused are punished. Even the female victims are main witness to the incident and their version also plays a vital role in winning the case.

MIC Director Varadesh Hiregange also spoke.

Member of fact finding committee Suresh Bhat and Arvind Narayan from Alternative Law Forum were present.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Army personnel arrive to help flood affected people in Hyderabad...

Army personnel arrive to help flood affected people in Hyderabad...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah wave to the crowd at public rally...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah wave to the crowd at public rally...

Thangavelu Mariyappan who won the gold in the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro...

Thangavelu Mariyappan who won the gold in the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro...

A view of regular traffic during relaxation given by authorities and separatists from strike...

A view of regular traffic during relaxation given by authorities and separatists from strike...

A truck hangs mid-air after breaking the railing of a road bridge over Manjira river in Medak...

A truck hangs mid-air after breaking the railing of a road bridge over Manjira river in Medak...

Cricketer M.S. Dhoni at the launch of refurbished edition of Maruti Suzuki's Alto 800...

Cricketer M.S. Dhoni at the launch of refurbished edition of Maruti Suzuki's Alto 800...

An artist takes selfie with other artists in Ahmedabad on Saturday...

An artist takes selfie with other artists in Ahmedabad on Saturday...

Indian Space Research Organisation's PSLV-C35 ready to be launch on Saturday with SCATSAT-1...

Indian Space Research Organisation's PSLV-C35 ready to be launch on Saturday with SCATSAT-1...

People participate in a protest by Maratha Karnti Morcha against Kopardi Rape case in Nashik...

People participate in a protest by Maratha Karnti Morcha against Kopardi Rape case in Nashik...

Soldier carrying weapon at a location near the Indo-Pak border in Jammu...

Soldier carrying weapon at a location near the Indo-Pak border in Jammu...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523