Students raise slogans against governments for failing to prevent such incidents

Hundreds of students staged a protest here on Thursday and expressed their solidarity with the Delhi gang-rape victim who died on December 29.

They submitted a copy of a memorandum signed by 10,000 people against sexual assaults on women to Deputy Commissioner B.N. Krishnaiah.

The Students’ Federation of India (SFI) and Janavadi Mahila Sanghatane (JMS) had jointly organised the protest.

The protesters gathered at Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar Circle, off the Bangalore-Mysore Highway, and raised slogans against the rapists. Later, they marched to the Deputy Commissioner’s office where they staged the protest.

Signature campaign

The protesters raised slogans against the Union and State governments for failing to prevent incidents of sexual assault on women and requested the public to raise their voice against such crimes. “People must raise their voice against rape, molestation, physical assault or any act threatening the dignity of women,” Jennifer Joy, a pre-university student, told The Hindu .

The SFI and JMS had launched the signature campaign in the wake of the Delhi gang-rape to urge the Union government to implement stringent laws to put an end to sexual assaults and domestic violence against women, Shobha, an activist of JMS, told The Hindu .

The Union government should implement 33 per cent reservation for women besides initiating stringent measures against female foeticide and human trafficking, Ms. Shohba said.

In the memorandum, the protesters also said that the authorities must not allow television serials, advertisements and films that glorified crimes and sexual assaults on women.