Members of the district unit of Girls’ Islamic Organisation (GIO) and the women’s wing of Jamaat-E-Islami Hind took out a procession and held a demonstration here on Saturday against increasing atrocities on women.

The procession began from Jodu Katte and passed through Diana Circle, K.M. Road, Service Bus Stand, Bannanje and culminated in front of the District Police Office.

In a memorandum addressed to the Director and Inspector General of Police and submitted to the Superintendent of Police M.B. Boralingaiah, the GIO said that it was the responsibility of the society to respect women, ensure their safety and protect their lives. But, unfortunately today the atrocities on women are on the rise. It is necessary to take certain steps to restore the dignity of women, he said.

Obscenity should be banned in print and electronic media. Women should not be asked to work on night shift in call centres and corporate offices. Sticking of obscene posters in public places should be stopped.

There should be impartial probe of atrocities such as rape and murder of women, which had taken place recently in coastal districts. Separate bus facilities should be made available to women in the interest of their safety, the memorandum added.

Writer Tara Bhat, district convener of GIO Mariam Asadi, State secretary of GIO Khamarunisa, district convener of Jamaat-E-Islami Hind women’s wing Sameena Shukur, and member of the State Committee Kulsum Aboobakar were present.