Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Justice for Sowjanya: Protest reaches Bantwal, students join in

Bantwal, Dec 10: Mahesh Shetty Thimarodi, convener of Praja Prabhutva Vedike on Monday December 9 urged the student community to actively participate in the protests against injustice in Sowjanya rape and murder case disregarding pressure to stay away from it.

Thimarodi spoke at a protest rally held in front of BC Road taluk office in Bantwal in connection Sowjanya rape and murder case. The protestors demanded Supreme Court-monitored CBI probe into the case and also into other unnatural deaths in Dharmasthala.

He said that intense questioning of the then SI Yogish Kumar, SP, medical officers Adam and Rashmi would reveal the true colors of those who have influenced the investigation in Sowjanya case.

Sri Esha Vittaldasa Swamiji of Kemaru Math said that he will not remain quiet if the student community is troubled.  He commended the students who participated in the protest.  He assured that he would be with them always and that he could be contacted anytime over the phone.

He said that there are sincere policemen also in the police force and that it was a police officer who inspired him to join the protests.

Dr Harale, husband of Vedavalli who was murdered in Dharmasthala, said that he had remained quiet for the future of his children and said that God has awakened those who have been victims of injustice.  He lamented that some police officers favor the wealthy, thereby forgetting their duty.  Some ministers also bow before the rich, he said.

Kusumavati, mother of the late Sowjanya cried during the protest.  She said that Sowjanya woud have been in the forefront of protests against injustice if alive and that the girls of her age in the protest reminded her of her daughter.

Kumari Ashwija, who spoke at the meeting, said that it was necessary for students to wake up against injustice and protest.  Sowjanya’s father, Chandappa Gowda, members of protest committee Bhuvith Shetty and Santhosh were present.

Anil Gowda gave the keynote address.  Satish Salian welcomed the gathering.  Shailesh thanked.  Anand Kulal conducted the programme.

Students gathered in large numbers at the protest.  It was the third protest meeting held on Monday.  Large number of students and women participated in the rally that was taken from BC Road to Kaikamba Polali main entrance prior to the meeting.

Reported by: Daiji World

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