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Kolkatans march seeking justice for Kathua, Unnao rape victims

The interfaith candle light silent peace march for humanity demanded immediate justice and strengthening of the laws to prevent heinous and despicable crimes.

 
Kolkata: 

Over 500 people took part in an interfaith candle light silent peace march on April 17 in Kolkata, seeking justice for the victims of Kathua and Unnao rape cases.

The rally was jointly organised by Indian Pluralism Foundation, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta, Tollygunge Buddhist Monastery, Church of North India, Sant Kutiya Gurdwara and several other minority organisations.

‘Make me a channel of your peace,’ singing the song of peace, and praying for the unity and harmony among all, the people of different communities along with the religious clerics, gathered to protest against the crimes and women and children.

Later, the members submitted a deputation to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi. Spreading the message of love and peace, more than 500 people along with religious heads representing different communities marched from St Paul’s Cathedral to Gandhi’s Statue at Mayo Road.

The interfaith candle light silent peace march for humanity demanded immediate justice and strengthening of the laws to prevent heinous and despicable crimes.

Voicing concern over the recent cases of girl children being raped and assaulted, Father Dominique Gomes, Vicar General of Archdiocese of Kolkata, said: “Our main concern should be humanity, irrespective of caste, creed and religion. The fact that our mothers and sisters are insecure, the question of humanity, has become a big concern.”

Meanwhile, the students of Calcutta University associated with Trinamul Chhatra Parisad had also taken out a rally on Tuesday demanding justice for the victims of the rape cases.

Source: The Statesman

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