Bangalore rape case: Parents to march for justice, all over city

There have been arrests by the police. And then retractions. Parents are upset at the pace and direction of investigation and are demanding all culprits be booked asap.

“This time, every street, every lane of Bangalore will demand nothing less than complete justice. We have identified 23 centres in Bangalore. You need to step out this Saturday, 2nd of August between 8-9pm, take your friends, relatives, neighbours, everyone you know to your nearest Candle March centre and light a candle and demand justice. This time WE would be the ones giving out deadlines to give out the TRUE version of the case and arrest all the culprits within that date. They miss the deadline, one more march. WE won’t stop.”

This is the introduction of the Candle March for Justice to be held on Saturday in various parts of Bangalore, between 8pm – 9pm.

The organisers are calling for volunteers for the candle light centres. Marathahalli, Indiranagar, HSR Layout and Sarjapur have already got volunteers. Click the below document to see all the centres, their detailed addresses and the map link for them.

More details:

1. Date: 2nd August. Time: 8-9pm (same across all centres)
2. Participants will go to the nearest centre, light candles and stand there in solidarity, silently. The only demand is justice. And, at the earliest. Be at your nearest centre by 8pm.
3. You need to carry candles, paper cups, umbrellas(if it rains), and water (for children and senior citizens).
4. Agenda: Demand fast and transparent justice.
5. Every person has to ensure that 10 people next to him/her are quiet and abiding by the laws.
6. The organisers need 3-4 coordinators from each centre, for cordination with media and others. To volunteer, one needs to comment with your name and chosen centre, on this page.

The event is being organised by THE FIGHTERS – BANGALORE AGAINST RAPE and Whitefield Rising.

‘For stronger anti-rape laws’

A group of citizens under the banner Janadani, will collect signatures for a petition on better and stronger anti-rape law in an event to be conducted in Samsa Openair Theatre, behind Ravindra Kalakshetra, on J C Road, Bengaluru. The petition would be presented to the Chief Minister and Prime Minister.

Filmmaker, producer B Suresh, serial actress-turned-politician Malavika Avinash, ex-cop Tiger Ashok Kumar and doctor Vidya Bhat will participate in a discussion.

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