As the protests over lapses in police investigation into sexual assault and death of two minor girls in Walayar in Palakkad and the alleged consequent acquittal of the three accused in the heinous crime ……reports M.K.Pramod
As the protests over lapses in police investigation into sexual assault and death of two minor girls in Walayar in Palakkad and the alleged consequent acquittal of the three accused in the heinous crime continue across the state with various political parties and social organisations clamouring for a re-investigation into the case, a group of physically challenged persons under the auspices of the Malappuram district committee of the Differently Abled Persons’ League (DAPL) also joined the chorus of protests in a unique way at Kottakkal today by assembling and staging a protest meet despite their physical disabilities.
The protest meet, in which nearly 100 disabled persons, took part, drew the attention of a large number of people passing by the busy Changuvetti junction.
The protestors, including children and women of different age groups, most of them were wheelchair bound, were carrying placards with them, condemning the Government apathy and demanding Justice for the minor sisters
P. Surendran, writer and columnist, who inaugurated the protest meet, alleged that the accused in the case were protected by the state Government and Police. The whole investigation was sabotaged by the Police in connivance with prosecution and local leaders. He also condemned the killings of Maoists by the Police in the Attappady forests on Monday and Tuesday.
Mr. Basheer Mampuram, Malappuram district President of Differently Abled People’s League , presided over the protest meet.
Kottakkal Municipal Chairman K.K. Nazer, Sulaiman Parammel, K. M. Shafi, T.K. Ravi, Naseer Melethil, Manaf Chelari, Shafeeque Panakkadan, Musammil Huduvi andK.K Sakkariya spoke.