Metrolife: Spontaneous protests against Kathua outrage

The campaign for justice for the eight-year-old victim in the sensational Kathua case has pervaded all sections of the society with protests being held in different parts of the city almost every day.

The students and teachers of Mount Carmel College held a silent protest on Thursday afternoon. They stood on the road outside the college holding placards with slogans written on them.

Saina Sharma, one of the students, said, “We were informed by the management about the silent protest organised on our campus and I’m happy to have been a part of it. Our country is becoming unsafe for girls and children. It’s time that we put an end to this. We need stricter laws to punish the criminals.”

There was another silent protest organised by the management of Cavalier Animation and Media College on Thursday. About 200 students and teachers marched the streets of HRBR Layout and Kamanahalli. 

Srinivasan S, the academic head, explained, “We always end up being silent spectators when incidents like this happen right in front of our eyes. We want the students to be more aware and learn to fight for what is right. We want them to be good citizens.”

On April 15, the Residents Association of HRBR Layout organised a protest against the series of rapes reported recently. Artiste Nijesh Mohan also created a portrait of the Kathua rape and murder victim on which residents and passersby signed to show their support. 

Roshan George, one of the participants, said, “I’ve been part of the residential community for seven years now and it was great to have people come and support a cause like this. Most of them weren’t aware of what was going on but when we explained it to them, they joined hands with us.”

Many other groups are planning on holding such protests in the coming days, one of them being a joint protest by Jain College and St Joseph’s College in the coming week.

 Blackout movement

Many women are changing their profile pictures on social media to just a black square. This move, aimed at making men wonder where the women are, was started to show what the world would be like without women.

Dear PM...

This post has been circulating on various social media pages and is part of a nationwide campaign.

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