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Women's group holds protest march on 'Nirbhaya Divas'

punjab Updated: Dec 16, 2014 22:12 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Patiala

The Istri Jagriti Manch on Tuesday held a protest march from Nehru Park to the bus stand here to mark 'Nirbhaya Divas' in memory of the Delhi gang rape victim.

The group also raised slogans against increasing crimes against women.

The members slammed the National Commission for Women for preparing to pitch in the Supreme Court for legalised sex trade. Terming it as a shameful step against the dignity of women, they held that it would not change the people's attitude towards women.

Addressing the rally, the group's secretary Amandeep Kaur Deol said the day was dedicated to all women who were fighting for their rights.

Highlighting obscenity in films and video albums, she urged the state government to ban such practices. She said that increasing number of porn websites led to increase in sexual assaults of women.