Students of Dhanbad continued to agitate against the Delhi gang rape on Wednesday.
A signature campaign was launched by more than 40 students of International Institute of Fashion Technology (IIFT), Dhanbad, at Bank More. The two-day campaign is part of IIFT’s nation-wide programme to demand strict punishment for rape convicts. The institute will send copies of signatures collected to IIFT headquarters in Delhi.
The campaign kicked off outside the institute’s Sri Ram Plaza building around 2pm. Students of one-year degree programme and diploma course placed a canvas so that people could sign on it. They also protested against the brutal gang rape with banners bearing slogans like Rape ke aaropiyon ko maut ki saja ho and Women create life but still without right.
“The legislative steps should be supported with foolproof and fair investigations besides speedy trial to ensure stern punishment for perpetrators of such acts,” added Surabhi Singh, a fashion engineering diploma student.
Echoing similar sentiments, Noor Fatima, another fashion engineering diploma student, felt that punishment like chemical castration, which were in vogue in some US states, should be also enforced in India. “These are not medieval or obsolete laws, but are instead very effective in tackling crimes like rape,” she added.