Women to march today for a safe city

Women to march today for a safe city

After a long wait, #IWIllGoOut Bengaluru Chapter finally got police permission for the first march of 2017 for women in city.

The march is organised by the viral national phenomenon #IwillGoOut, a nation-wide collective of individuals affiliated to various organisations for women and other marginalised communities. The walk will commence from the KSR Bengaluru City railway station at 5 pm on Saturday, and will conclude at Freedom Park.

Actor Suman Nagarkar and social activist Pushpa Achanta will be among the participants. The event will also see performances by musician and graphic designer Bindhumalini of Swarathma and street performer Avril Unger at Freedom Park. Organisations like Blank Noise, Vimochana, Fearless Collective and Jhatkaa will also take part in the walk which is expected to see students of several colleges participate.

“#IWillGoOut anytime, anywhere I want freely, fearlessly and so should you. It’s our right and entitlement,” said Pushpa. Divya Titus, one of the organisers said, “#IWillGoOut because as an Indian woman I have the right to freely move in this country and for my safety to be ensured in public spaces."

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