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Over 300 people form human chain in Krishnagiri

People form human chain to create awareness on violence against women near the Government Arts College for Women on Royakottai Road in Krishnagiri on Wednesday.- Photo: N. Bashkaran
People form human chain to create awareness on violence against women near the Government Arts College for Women on Royakottai Road in Krishnagiri on Wednesday.- Photo: N. Bashkaran

Over 300 people, including a sub judge, professors and college students, formed a human chain in Krishnagiri on Wednesday to shun all forms of violence against women.

Campaign against Negligence of Girl Child, a non-governmental organisation, and the District Legal Services Authority jointly organised the human chain as part of the worldwide campaign on violence against women from November 25 to December 12.

R. Subathra Devi, sub judge, presided over the human chain near the Government Arts College for Women.

Professors, students of the college, NGO volunteers, Government employees and women from all walks of life participated in the programme. The participants carried placards with messages on violence against women.

Earlier, the Social Welfare Organisation for Rural Development (SWORD), an NGO based in Krishnagiri, staged street corner plays on violence against women and also evils of child marriages in about 20 villages in the district, said Mr. V.S.S. Jalaludeen, Secretary.

State Convener of ‘Campaign against Negligence of Girl Child’ M. Shankar was the special invitee for the programme.

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