The rape and murder of a woman worker in an industrial enterprise operating in the industrial estate of the State Infrastucture and Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Limited (SIIDCUL) has elicited strong protest from the local community.
The local residents and members of various organisations participated in a protest march against the ghastly crime and burnt “carnal culture” in effigy.
Members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist Leninist) and other left oriented bodies, Pragatisheel Mahila Ekta Kendra, Parivartankami Chatra Sangathan and activists of allied bodies expressing their opposition to the law and order scenario especially in view of the recently reported rape cum murder, took out their protest march and then congregated at the Car Road intersection where they also burned an effigy of “cultural degradation” that is encouraging carnal crimes.
Raising slogans against the failure of the authorities to maintain the desired level of safety, law and order in town, the protesters demanded that the police solve the rape cum murder case as early as possible and bring those guilty of the heinous crime to justice.
Vimla Rauthan, Basanti Bisht, Kamala Devi, Munni Devi, Noorjahan and others including local residents and representatives of different bodies were also among those who took part in the protest rally.