- Poster march of various organizations in Palamu of Hathras and Balrampur events
Palamu: A voice was raised in Palamu district to protest against the incidents of gangrape and murder with Dalit and tribal women in different parts of the country including Hathras and Balrampur. On Friday, people of many organizations staged a movement to demand justice for the victims’ families.
Demand for severe punishment to the guilty
Poster marches, street plays and poems were recited at the Collectorate premises under the joint aegis of All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch, National Dalit Justice Movement, Women’s Rights Struggle Committee, IPTA, AISA and Young Women’s Empowerment Center. The students of the Young Women Empowerment Center, through street plays, posters, demanded justice for the daughters and severe punishment for the culprits.
Raised voice – don’t we have the right to live freely…
On the occasion, Poonam Vishwakarma of the Women’s Rights Struggle Committee said that today many women including Dalit and Adivasi women are living in an atmosphere of fear. Today women are feeling insecure. The latest example of this is the incident of Hathras, where a Dalit daughter was gangraped in a gruesome manner and died during treatment. Despite this, the government there burnt the dead body in the middle of the night to cover the incident and hide the evidence. This is dangerous for democracy. The government, which is co-ordinating the program, questioned the people whether we do not have the right to live freely?
IISA district president Divya Bhagat, Ipta district secretary Ravi Shankar, Prem Prakash, Ajit Thakur, Shashi Pandey etc. were present. Young women empowerment center in the program including Pooja Kumari, Kajal Kumari, Gulfsha, Neha, Manita Kumar, Ishrat, Tara, Susheela, Nikita, Geeta, Sandhya, Aarti, Suman, Ruby, Pragya, Shivani, Sonam, Tayiba, Shweta Participated.