Students protest rape incident, demand justice

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Nov 2017 11:35:09


Staff Reporter,

The cry for justice to gangrape victim is getting stronger with each passing day. Even on Monday, series of protests were held by students in State capital to denounce the gangrape incident. The demonstrating students demanded that gangrape accused should be hanged to death. Demonstrations by students were organised at colleges and major city squares. Girl students were demanding that such a law should be introduced which ensures safety to girl students and act as deterrent to criminal minded person.

The protest was organised by student groups at Career College, Motilal Vigyan Mahavidyalaya (MVM), Atal Behari Vajpayee Hindi University, MP Nagar square, Jyoti Talkies Square and other prominent places of city. Student activists of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), National Students Union of India (NSUI) and Bhagat Kranti Dal (BKD) also took out candle march and raised slogan against the police officials. Students alleged that initially, police officials were not sensitive towards the incident and they failed to lodge the FIR of rape victim soon after the incident. “Generally rape accused get punishment of seven years imprisonment. I don’t think this is sufficient as victim will live with the horror of incident for rest of her life. Government should bring law to make the rape accused as impotent and only after this, a fear will develop inside the hearts of perpetrators of crime,” said MVM College’s Manisha.

Large number of NGO workers and general people also joined the protest of students. They demanded that lady constable should be deployed in dial 100 team and police patrolling should be increased in MP Nagar and other areas of city where coaching institutions and education institutions are based. Group of students from private coaching classes of city took out candle march during evening hours which passed through all lanes of coaching institutes of MP Nagar.

The march of student concluded at the spot where incident took place five days back. ABVP took out rally at Hindi University while BKD students demonstrated at MVM college campus. “After the rape incident, our parents have started asking us to avoid many places even in evening hours. Why we are not free to move out? We cannot avoid our college, coaching classes, shopping place or entertainment zone. Government should tighten the law and make police officials active,” said Roshni Khan, student at Hindi University.Notably, a 19-year-old girl preparing for UPSC was allegedly tied up and raped by four accused on the evening of October 31. She was returning to home from coaching class when she was gangraped.