Mangaluru: Citizens Hold ‘Justice for Baby Nirbhaya’ Candle Light Peace March
Mangaluru: “Justice for Baby Nirbhaya” held a candle light vigil and a silent protest March from Nehru Maidan to the DC’s Office demanding justice for the four-year-old child who was sexually assaulted by her school van driver here, on March 21.
The candle light protest march began from the Nehru Maidan and culminated in front of the DC’s Office. Social Activist Srinivas Nandagopal addressing the protesters said that today forgetting caste, creed and religion people from all walks of life have gathered to demand justice for Baby Nirbhaya and the nun who was kidnapped by the miscreants in broad day light. “The 4-year-old child was sexually abused because of the perverted mind of the person.
We need to curb such crimes from happening in future. We are here as good human beings to fight against the perverts in the society. We need to bring social changes in the people and bring awareness in the society. We have heard about child abuse in Delhi and Bengaluru but now we are hearing about it in our neighbourhood. We do not need any banner of any particular organization. We are here as good human beings. Hindus, Muslims and Christians have come here for one cause, that is to demand justice for Baby Nirbhaya.”
Addressing the protesters, State convener of Campaign against child labour Rennie D’Souza said when there is a sexual assault on any child in a school, the school authorities should take action against the accused. “But in the Mangalore One school, the authorities did not take any action against the driver. The school administration is also equally responsible in this crime according to the POSCO act.” He urged the authorities to implement the POSCO act as it is for the safety of the children in schools. “All the schools should implement the Child Protection Policy immediately and also form a child protection committee. We need to create a child friendly society. We should pledge that we will treat our children equally in our own homes and create awareness in our neighbourhood for the safety of the girl child in the society.”
Social activist Manjula read out the citizens demands which will be handed over to the Deputy Commissioner on Monday, March 23. Parish Priest of Milagres Church Fr Valerian, nuns from various institutions, priests and activists from various organizations were also present.
essell, India Mar 22, 2015
Whoever it is the criminals should be punished irrespective of religion, caste. The political, religious leaders, the CONCERNED department should not shelter them and indirectly extend their encouragement. They damage the society. As a result Criminals walk as though they have made a great achievent, the victims are made to have a feeling of criminals. WE THE PEOPLE OF MANAGLORE SHOULD WAKE UP AND SHOULD ELIMINATE SUCH POLITICAL, RELIGIOUS LEADERS AND DEPARTMENT PEOPLE THEN ONLY WE WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE A JUST SOCIETY. Congratulate all the supporters and people who work for just society.
Aatish – Mangalore, India Mar 21, 2015
Great work by the Organizers TEAM MANGALOREAN.
What a display of UNITY by Multi-Faith in Mangalore for a noble cause!
Together we CITIZENS OF MANGALORE demand JUSTICE for the victim BABY NIRBHAYA who was recently raped by the School Driver in Thokkottu.
This PROTEST MARCH reminds us of our sacred obligation as adults to raise ourselves into consciousness. Let us preserve the SAFETY & THE DIGNITY of our Children, the little Angels.
Our Child is a precious gift from God to love and care for, not to abuse nor to neglect.
Thank you MANGALOREANS for your great SOLIDARITY and overwhelming support. Thank you Organizers TEAM MANGALOREAN.
We demand JUSTICE for BABY NIRBHAYA Mangalore.