Condemning the rape and murder of two girls in New Delhi and Tuticorin last month and the continuing incidents of sexual harassment of girls and women in Tamil Nadu, the district unit of All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) has urged the Centre to amend the rape laws to ensure that the culprits do not escape.

The organisation has urged the Centre and State governments to ensure the right of dignified life for women as enshrined in the Constitution and expedite the legal process to bring the culprits involved in rape cases to book.

It also wanted the Centre and State governments to initiate necessary safety measures for women. In support of their demands, the AIDWA organised a human chain in the city on the West Boulevard road. It was led by the organisation’s district secretary S.Renuka. Office bearers of CITU, Democratic Youth Federation of India, and Students Federation of India also took part in the human chain.