Catholic Women Association of Udupi Diocese protest at Udupi

Richard D’Souza

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 Udupi : Catholic Sthree Sangatan an Women Association of Udupi Diocese organised protest meeting condemning violence against women in the country at Udupi near Service bus stand in front of Mahatma Gandhiji statue situated at clock tower here. Prior to the protest talk, President of the Sangathan Smt Leena Roche held one minute silence to pay  homage to the women who have been victims of various forms of violence, atrocities and injustice.

Spritual Director of Catholic Women Association Very Rev. Fr. Fredrick Mascarenhas said that it is necessary to appoint more women police which now only 3.8% in the country and streghten the laws in relate to women atrocities. Speaking on the occasion Prof N.M.Hegde Professor and HOD in Kannada at Milagres College gave some of the important statistics in various fields in relate to violence against women. For the 13,000 VIP’s our government giving security of 45,000 police personnel. For the 50% women we have only 3.8% women police. Government should increase women police force atleast 33% in the country. He called that stop atrocities on women. At home, educational institutions and at public institutions should give value based education to understand one another. Moreover he said Girls and women not in safe either in womb or out, so that government should give various facilities to under stand for the better life of the women.. 

 Another women leader Mrs. Eugene Quadros of Barkur also spoke during the protest meet. Large number of catholic women participated during the protest and later memorandum handed over through district officials to Honourable Governor of Karnataka, Chief Minister, Home Minister of Karnataka, Honourable Minister of Women, Women Minority Cell, Honourable Prime Minister, Home Minster of Union of India and also to Sonia Gandhi Chairperson of UPA.Leena Roche President, Veronica Saldhana Secretary, Prof Vincent Alva and Prof Cyril Mathais and others were present. 


Richard D’Souza

Comments on this Article
Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai Fri, January-11-2013, 12:16
Tony is a fake.............
Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai Thu, January-10-2013, 11:46
CDS, Where are Gasper’s comments.....
CDS, Kemmannu Wed, January-9-2013, 9:34
Let us all read Mr. Gasper Peenth’s comments which I think are well balanced. Let us call truce and stop calling each other by Bharatian or Indian. Good sense should prevent. Everyone is intelligent in his own right, there is an end to the argument.
Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai Wed, January-9-2013, 9:05
Tony, What is your contribution.......
Tony Pinto, Mumbai - Dubai Wed, January-9-2013, 11:16
Even Campain for our loved soliders who was beheaded by PAK he is also a son for her mother. JUST DO NOT Do DRAMA BY USING applying MAKEUP AND DRESS Try to feel pain of People who suffered.
Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai Tue, January-8-2013, 9:19
We are now taking these Communal Parties head on but we need more support from our editors who just edit our comments and make us look like lampoons.........
cyril mathias, udupi Tue, January-8-2013, 10:29
Very heartening to see these women in the streets. There must be more and more similar protests whenever injustice is done to the poorest of the poor.The voiceless millions need your help.Congrats to all of you brave ladies.Good coverage of events.
CDS, Kemmannu Mon, January-7-2013, 10:17
Christian woman have ruled the family for ages. Time to take active role in politics. Jai ho Sree Sangathan.
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