Indian Community Welfare Organisation offered condolence and organised a prayer meet, for the victim of bus gang-rape in Delhi, at Anna Nagar West on December 29. People from various groups, organisations, associations and companies took part.
Speaking on the occasion, A.J. Hariharan, Secretary, ICWO, said that the need of the hour is to express solidarity and support against the crime committed to the victim.
Religious leaders Pastor Sam L. Madurai Nayagam, Elshadai Blessing Church, Chintadripet; Imas Hafis Mohammed Thoufeeq, Masjid Al Falah, NSK Nagar; and Hariharan Gurukal, Vilayaattu Vinayagar Temple, T. Nagar; took part. Devika, a participant, said that there should be stringent laws and it has to be properly executed.
Another participant Lydia said it was such a shameful crime on woman and the punishment to the perpetrators should be a lesson for those who commit such crimes in the future. Margret said that there is no safety for women in Chennai also. “I am so shocked to see so many similar cases and moreover sexual abuses is increasing every day,” she said. Varalakshmi said that we should stand up against the crime and fight it out till the perpetrators are put to death.