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13 women arrested for demonstrating near Mamata's residence

PTI  Kolkata, June 13, 2013
First Published: 15:52 IST(13/6/2013) | Last Updated: 15:53 IST(13/6/2013)

Thirteen members of a social organisation for women were arrested on Thursday for demonstrating near the residence of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to protest against the gangrape and killing of a girl student at Barasat.

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Condemning Saturday's gangrape and murder at Barasat in neighbouring 24 Parganas district, members of Nari Maitree organisation held placards demanding that the chief minister act immediately to ensure safety and security of women in the state.

"It is the responsibility of the CM to restore law and order in the state and ensure safety and security of women in the state," the demonstrators said.

Nari Maitree, registered under the NGO affairs bureau and the department of women was founded in 1983 with a mission to empower the disadvantaged poor and vulnerable women.

The arrests were made from near Hazra crossing in South Kolkata where the chief minister's residence is located, police sources said.

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