STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Protesters demand reinvestigation in Walayar case

Around 30 persons, including noted film actor Jayasurya, took part in the protest held here at Marine Drive. 

Published: 04th November 2019 04:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th November 2019 04:05 AM   |  A+A-

’For Justice’, a collective of commoners from Ernakulam district, staging a protest in front of the office of the Inspector General of Police, demanding justice for Walayar girls, on Sunday | A Sanesh

By Express News Service

KOCHI: IN the backdrop of the lapses in police investigation into the Walayar case, ‘For Justice’ -- a collective of commoners from Ernakulam district -- organised a protest in front of the Inspector General (IG) of Police office in Kochi on Sunday. 

Demanding justice for the two minor girls who were found hanging, ‘For Justice’ sought a  reinvestigation into the case. Azaya Shafi, president of ‘Women of Kochi’, inaugurated the protest.

“The Walayar case is not the first such crime. Many young girls across the country are being raped and silenced. Many a time, even if the parents know about the heinous atrocities committed against their children, they do not dare to speak out,” said Anwar, a neighbour of the victim’s family. 

Anwar stated that the onus to come forward and speak against such crimes was on the parents. “In addition to a reinvestigation, the State government should also take action against the investigation officials who played foul,” said Shemeer Valavath, president of ‘For Justice’.

Around 30 persons, including noted film actor Jayasurya, took part in the protest held here at Marine Drive. 

“Though we are a collective comprising around 200 members, they are scattered across the country. So they were unable to make it to the protest,” said Shemeer.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp