Govt tells activists to keep it informed about threats
Nayana Kathpalia, the activist whose south Mumbai house was fired at by two unidentified assailants on January 8, met Home Secretary Chandra Iyengar at Mantralaya on Thursday afternoon.mumbai Updated: Jan 15, 2010 01:24 IST
Nayana Kathpalia, the activist whose south Mumbai house was fired at by two unidentified assailants on January 8, met Home Secretary Chandra Iyengar at Mantralaya on Thursday afternoon.
Kathpalia was accompanied by her colleague and co-convenor of Citispace, Neera Punj. They visited Iyengar to discuss the implications of activists being targeted for their crusades against wrongdoers in society.
“We have been asked to come back with our ideas on devising some sort of systemic intervention where we keep the government informed about our crusades,” said Kathpalia after the meeting. “It will also mean working with the home department on issues for the betterment of society.” Kathpalia refused to comment on the case because it is under investigation.
“The police and home department are very concerned about these incidents,” said Iyengar. “It is a law and order problem if someone can walk in to anyone’s home and shoot. The police will crack these cases. It's our priority.”
Activists will come together near the police commissionerate at Crawford Market on Saturday to show their support to Kathpalia and condemn attacks on activists.