Invoke rape charges in Udupi case, students demand

Atrocities on women are on rise in Udupi district: Protesters

Invoke rape charges in Udupi case, students demand

A large number of students took to streets in Udupi demanding action against the accused who was involved in posting photos of his girl friend in a compromising position, on Facebook, here on Monday.

Around 1000 students gathered at Clock Tower and went on protest mode under the banner of the Udupi district unit of Akhila Bharathiya Vidyarthi Parishath urging police to initiate strict action against the accused Mohammed Yaseer.

They demanded to book rape charges against the accused who was arrested by the Manipal police on Thursday. 

The students of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College, Poornaprajna College, Government Girls College Udupi, Mahesh P U College Udupi and students of other colleges rallied in the protest.Speaking on the occasion, district convener of ABVP, Shashir said that cases of kidnap, rape and missing girls are on the rise in the district. The sale of drugs in college campuses is also soaring unchecked. 

He accused the police for not acting swiftly in many a cases though the perpetrators are under their nose. The security of female students should be ensured at its best and crime against girls should be curbed, Shashir urged. 

SP M B Boralingaiah who arrived at the spot, promised the agitating students that stringent action will be taken against the criminals.

Meanwhile, there was minor tension nearby Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College as a group of boys opposed the participation of female students in the protest. Female students who were about to enter the college after the protest were stopped by the students. The ABVP members too arrived on the spot supporting female students. 

The tension prevailed for a few minutes, however police intervened and brought the situation under control.

The protesters said that the police should not bow for political pressure and should initiate stringent action against culprits. The movement of vehicles on KM Road was disrupted for two hours, following the protest. 

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