Mangalore: Jaago Mangalore Association Calls Off Protest Against Home Stay Attack
Mangalore, Aug 18: Jaago Mangalore Association, which had planned a massive protest on August 21 against the recent home stay incident, has called off the campaign.
The following is the statement issued by Vijaynath Shetty, chief co-ordinator, Jaago Mangalore Association, regarding the protest campaign against Padil attack:
“Following the recent developments regarding our protest campaign against Padil attack, I met the police commissioner this morning (August 18) and again sought his clearance for our planned protest march and protest meet on August 21. However, the commissioner expressed his unwillingness to grant permission for the protest explaining that the issue was getting hot and the police force would be unable to handle any untoward law and order situation that might arise during the protest.
"Our movement was meant to be a civilized and peaceful protest with the main objective being to express strong disapproval against violence, especially violence against women. As Jaago Mangalore Association has no intention to break the law or create public nuisance in order to voice our protest, I regret to inform all concerned that as of now, the protest planned for August 21 stands cancelled.
"I thank all members of the public, and also most importantly, the media for following us on this issue and I am sure with your support we have made our point absolutely clear. Through this I once again urge everyone to shun violence and help create a better Mangalore to live. Jaago Mangalore Association will continue to work for the cause of better Mangalore in the future.”