By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 31 Jul: At a symposium held at a local restaurant under the auspices of the Sanyukta Nagrik Sangthan and attended by representatives from all its associate organisations, members expressed their deep concern at the events associated with the rape case in Unnao, with efforts being made to cover up the incident even by killing witnesses through fake accidents. The majority of the participants wanted immediate strict action.
Sushil Tyagi, who conducted the discussion, wanted suggestions of all in a nutshell. Those who expressed their views included GS Jassal, Rama Goyal, Sushila Baluni, Gulistan Khanum, Jasminder Kaur, Anjum Parveen, Uma Sisodia, Nirmala Bisht, Shakuntala Gusaini, Arif Khan, Dharmendra Thakur, Akesh Bhatt (NAPSR), Col BM Thapa (Retd0, Pradeep Kukreti, Jagmohan Mendiratta, Mukesh Sharma, Jitendra Dandona, Col AK Minhas, PD Gupta, Manoj Dhyani, Mukesh Narayan Sharma, Satya Prakash Chauhan and others.
Gulistan Khanum brought sweets to express her joy at the passage of the instant teen talaaq abolition bill by both the houses. Anjum Parveen, a victim of Teen Talaaq, also expressed her sentiments, thanked the government and expressed the hope that it would bring justice to those affected.
Winding up the discussion, Brig KG Behl (Retd), President, Sanyukta Nagrik Sangathan, who presided over the function, said that Government should take strict and fast action against the culprits. Such rape cases should not be delayed to the extent that the culprits try to remove evidence or even kill the witnesses. He said it was shameful that one case of rape occurs every five minutes in the country, as reported in the press.