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Hundreds march in Hassan demanding justice for victims of JD(S) leader Prajwal Revanna's alleged sexual abuse

Besides demanding the arrest of Prajwal, the participants also sought justice for the victims and expressed solidarity with them

PTI Hassan (Karnataka) Published 30.05.24, 03:08 PM
Prajwal Revanna

Prajwal Revanna File photo

Hundreds of people took part in a march here on Thursday, seeking justice for the victims of the alleged sexual abuse by suspended JD(S) leader Prajwal Revanna.

They also demand the arrest of the accused and a fair probe into the cases.

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The march under the banner 'Namma Nadige, Hassanada Kadega' (Our march towards Hassan), was organised by 'Naveddu Nilladiddare' (If we don't stand up), a human rights collective, and was joined by civil society groups from across the state, including women, labour, farmers, Dalit, and sexual minority.

The march was held amid the beats of 'Tamate' (a percussion instrument) and drums.

Besides demanding the arrest of Prajwal, the participants also sought justice for the victims and expressed solidarity with them.

The protest march began at Hemavathi statue near Maharaja Park here and concluded by handing over a memorandum to Hassan Deputy Commissioner C Sathyabhama, following which a mega convention was held at Taluk office road, during which activists reiterated their demand.

They also strongly condemned the vested interests for exploiting the women in the videos for "political gains", and called on the government to ensure the survivors' privacy, and safety.

Apart from the demand for action against those behind the circulation of pen drives containing videos of sexual assault, they urged the administration to ensure the deletion of videos which are in circulation on social media platforms.

Noted activists including former MP Subhashini Ali, writer Roopa Hassan, Vimala K S were among those who participated in the march.

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