Saturday, 28 July 2012

Parading naked–a novel mode of protest:

A girl, in Sibsagar district of Assam (India), was molested by an army jawan named as Anil Kumar Upadhyay a few days, as per media reports. The case was registered with the local police, but they, as usual of course, failed to deliver any positive results. The culprit was, however, produced before a local court and thereafter the matter was referred to the army, who in their turn, sent it to the army court. Nothing specific happened. The locals protested in different ways starting with their dharna against the local District Collector. They also took off their clothes and led a march bare chested through the streets to draw the attention of both the public and the government. Good thing was that they didn’t remove their underwear. The mode of protest so adopted by them was a novel and unique one to focus their demand for an immediate action against the molester, but in Assam, where nagaas (a religious sect roaming totally naked without any clothing at all on their body from top to bottom ) serve their faith with nothing like any cloth piece, including even an underwear, on their body, the protest of this type is hardly supposed to have elicited any impact.
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