Tirupati: Protests against vet's rape, murder continue in pilgrim city
Tirupati: The protests of youth and students continuing in the city condemning the brutal rape and murder of Disha and demanding government take stern measures to check crime against women.
The students under the aegis of Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and All India Democratic Women Association (AIDWA) jointly held a rally led by DYFI city president Suman carrying the effigies of the four accused involved in the rape and murder of Disha and later burnt them at Sindhu Circle.
Addressing the youth, senior leaders including Rythu Sangham district president K Kumar Reddy and AIDWA and DYFI district secretaries Sai Lakshmi and Jayachandra respectively said the Central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take responsibility for the growing incidents of crime against women and bring a deterrent law that could effectively check atrocities on women in the country. They strongly condemned the recent rape and murder of Disha, Manasa and Lakshmi also. The incidents of rape on women increased even after Nirbhaya act was brought underlining the need for a change in the law and also taking up a sustained massive campaign to create awareness against violence and crimes against women, they said seeking the youth be prepared to intensify the stir to force the government take suitable measures to prevent rapes on women.
All India Democratic Students Organization also held a rally of students in the city condemning the rape of three women and demanding fast tracking the case for the punishment of the accused in the cases.