Activists attached to the All-India Mahila Samskritika Sanghatane (AIMSS), All-India Democratic Students’ Organisation (AIDSO) and All-India Democratic Youth Organisation (AIDYO) staged a protest outside the office of the Deputy Commissioner here on Wednesday. They demanding the establishment of more fast-track courts to try rape cases across the country and implementation of all the recommendations of the Justice Verma Commission.

The members said they were holding district-level and State-level conferences as part of a national conference against atrocities on women, which is scheduled to be held on December 29 in New Delhi, to mark the first death anniversary of the Delhi gang-rape victim.

“The Raichur district-level conference recently got over and we are placing the conference’s demands which include implementing all recommendations of the Justice Verma Commission report and establishment of enough fast-track courts to try rape and sexual harassment cases,” AIMSS district president Chetana Banare said.

“We also demand that GPS devices be installed in public transport vehicles. Liquor advertisements should be banned and the government should come up with strict measures to prevent illegal sale of drugs,” Sharanappa Udbal, district president of AIDYO, said.

ADISO president Mahesh Cheekalaparvi aired some other demands that included keeping an eye on cyber cafes, ensuring that streetlights worked throughout the nights, ensuring sufficient toilets for women in offices and educational institutions, forming women protection committees in educational institutions and holding self-defence classes for girls.

A memorandum was submitted to the office of the Deputy Commissioner.