Udupi, Jan 6: The Girls Islamic Organization in association with women's wing of Jamath-e-Islami Hind held a massive rally here on Saturday January 5 to condemn the recent gang-rape of a 23-year-old girl in Delhi and to demand quick action and better security for women.
The rally wound through Jodukatte, Diana circle, service bus stand, Bannanje and culminated at SP's office where a protest meeting was staged.
Well-known writer Tara Bhat, GIO Udupi district convener Mariam Assadi and GIO state secretary Khamrunnisa addressed the protestors.
Jamath-e-Islami Hind district convener Samina Shukur, co-convener Jameela Hoode, and state advisory committee member Kulsum Aboobakker were present.
Hussain Bengre, Idris Hoode and Mohammed Marakada submitted a memorandum to SP Dr Boralingaiah on the occasion.
The memorandum urged the authorities to take steps to curb spreading of obscenity through print and electronic media and action against corrupt practices in the censor board. It also sought ban on night shifts for working women especially in corporate sector and call centres, action against those who propagate obscenity through posters in public posters, steps to ensure safety of women, probe into the recent cases of crimes against women in the coastal districts and strict punishment to culprits, and separate buses for women.