M'lore attack sparks protests in City

M'lore attack sparks protests in City

Several women associations and representatives of political parties held protests at different parts of the City, criticising the attack on students in Mangalore on Saturday.

Bangalore Rural Loksabha Youth Congress members took out a rally near Gandhi Park on MG Road, demanding the removal of the ruling party.

“The atrocities on women in the name of protection of Hindu culture and moral policing have exposed the BJP government. The incident proves that women are unsafe here. Hence, the Central government and the governor should intervene into the matter,” the protesters said.

The involvement of a BJP corporator in the attack has proved that law and order in the State has collapsed. The pro-Hindu organisations and other extremist groups are controlling the government, they added. 

These groups never protested the incidents involving the alleged murder of BJP MLA Raghupathi Bhat’ wife, Renukacharya’s affair, Halappa’s rape case and the porn incident. Home Minister R Ashoka should owe moral responsibility and resign immediately, they urged.

Leaders S Manohar, D A Pramod Shankar, T R Srinivas and other representatives led the protest.

In another rally in front of the Town Hall, several representatives of women’s and progressive organisations staged a demonstration and sought stringent action against those involved in the incident. BJP should be held responsible and the Assembly should be dissolved, they said.

Several writers and thinkers also participated in the protest.

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