Teenager remembered on death anniversary
People take out rally, pledge to fight ‘social waywardness’
GK CITY CORRESPONDENT
ROMANA MURDER FOLLOW-UP
Srinagar, May 3: To commemorate the first death anniversary of Romana Javed –the teenager crushed to death by two car borne eye-teasers on the day past year when she was out for tuitions –the locals of Baghat and adjoining areas Monday took out a rally and pledged to fight “social waywardness.”
The participants said the “social evils” were on rise in the City, particularly the Airport Road there, which hosts a fat number of coaching centres.
“Evils like boozing, drug addiction, eve-teasing are on a rise and people need to fight this menace,” the participants shouted as they assembled at the Chinar Colony crossing on the Airport Road. The spot has been witness to two deaths since May 3 2009.
Holding placards , the participants said people should take voluntary measures to keep a check on the “moral degradation.”
“Everyone of us needs to rise to the occasion,” said a youth, Umar Bhat. Pertinently, Bhat is a prime witness to the Romana murder. Recently, during hearing of the Romana murder case, Bhat told the Court that he had received threat calls for being the witness.
“We need to unite and shouldn’t fear anti-social elements come what may.”
The assemblage attracted many passer-by and they too exchanged their views.
“The best way to avoid menace is that the co-education at coaching centres is ended and boys and girls are put to separate batches. This way police can also keep a better eye on the eve-teasers and accordingly nab them,” said a local from Pir Bagh area while on way to Maharaja Bazar.
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Lastupdate on : Mon, 3 May 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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