Ludhiana: AAP holds candle light vigil to condemn Moga incident
Members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday launched an awareness drive under the party's Save Sutlej and Buddha Dariya Project.punjab Updated: May 11, 2015 19:07 IST
Members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday launched an awareness drive under the party's Save Sutlej and Buddha Dariya Project.
Led by part leader CM Lakhanpal, AAP members and volunteers carried placards and sought to spread awareness of the ill-effects of polluting water bodies, which experts say, is causing cancer in the region.
The awareness drive was held on Ferozepur road near the Verka Milk Plant.
AAP members also held a candle light vigil to protest against what they said was government's failure to protect women.
Party members expressed their deep disappointment over the recent Moga incident in which a 13-year-old girl died after being thrown off a bus by her alleged molesters.
Ahbaab Grewal, district convener of AAP, said, "We will not let the memory of this gruesome incident fade from the people's memory."
"The accused might think they have exonerated themselves by paying the compensation to the family of the victim, but the people of the state will never forgive them," grewal said.
"We have already appealed to the President (Pranab Mukherjee) to dismiss the Badal government for the breakdown of the constitutional machinery in the state, and are also launching a signature campaign throughout Punjab to ensure that the voice of the common man reaches the highest constitutional functionary of the country," he added.
First Published: May 11, 2015 17:23 IST