Upholding the slogan ‘Swathanthryam thanne jeevitham,’ three rallies by groups of women converged at Payyambalam here on Thursday.

The District Library Council organised the rallies to instil confidence in women in the wake of increasing incidence of violence against them.

Women who turned in large numbers lighted a vigil torch at Payyambalam.

Former Minister P.K. Sreemathy inaugurated a meeting there.

District panchayat member K.V. Philomina presided over. District panchayat president K.A Sarala spoke.

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