Protests against various issues by associations in city

Media using sensitive issues of women as an investment

Activists under the banner of All India Mahila Samskruthika Sanghatane staged a protest in front of the office of the deputy commissioner here on Wednesday condemning the molestation of a girl by a 40-member group in Guwahati recently.

The protestors said the action of the 40-member group was a blot against the civil society. Slamming the police for their inaction, the protestors said the incident had led to fear in the minds of people. Atrocities against women are increasing and according to the National Crime Research Bureau, 2.28 lakh cases of atrocities against women were registered in 2011, they said.

A woman continuously faces discrimination from the moment she is born till she dies.

Women are facing troubles due to female foeticide, dowry harassment, acid attacks, rape, murder and providing sexually explicit videos. Even the media is using this as an investment, they claimed.

AIMSS district committee president P S Sandhya, Prof Roopa Rao, Rathi Rao, Srimathi Hariprasad, M Umadevi, Apurva and Zarina were present.

DSS against KUSMA

Members of Dalit Sangharsha Samiti (DSS) staged a protest here on Wednesday against Karnataka Unaided Schools Management Associations (KUSMA) for failing to implement the Right To Education Act.

Staging a protest in front of the deputy commissioner’s office, DSS activists said KUSMA has tried to close 1,800 and deny children education under RTE. Legal action should be taken against KUSMA president, administrative board and schools which have failed to implement RTE, they said. 

Instead of bowing to the demands of KUSMA, the state government should ensure that all private institutions are nationalised. The aim by vested interests to turn education into a business should be taken up seriously. The government should deny license to those schools, which fail to implement RTE.

DSS district convenor Mallesh Chunchanahalli, convenor Srinivas, city committee convenor C Gangadhar, treasurer Hanumanthu Belavatha, Mysore regional convenor K P Mahalingu Kalkunda, DSS minorities forum president Somaiah Maleyuru and others were present.

Railway Mazdoor Union

Members of the South Western Railway Mazdoor Union (SWRMU) stage a protest in front of the central workshop here on Wednesday.

They demanded the implementation of merger of technician II and I, improvement in working conditions, upgradation of apex level group C staff to group B, outsourcing to be stopped, filling up of vacancies and scrap new pension scheme. (SWRMU) secretary T D Anilkumar and others were present.

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