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MANGALORE- The city police and the Dakshina Kannada district administration must be taken to task for their -failure- to prevent attacks such as the assault on college students in a house rented out for parties in Padil on Saturday, said the district unit of Karnataka Komu Souharda Vedike (KKSV) on Wednesday.
Addressing presspersons, Suresh Bhat Bakrabail, president of the unit, said repeated attacks, some reported and some unreported pointed to the inability of the administration to stop the growth and impunity of right-wing Hindutva activists. The repeated showing of visuals of women, who are seeing trying to cover their faces in front of the camera, drew the ire of Kamala Gowda, a womenís rights activist. -These girls have to think of their future, and by repeatedly telecasting it the harassment they faced may ruin their lives,- she said.
KSSV announced that a protest rally would be held in Mangalore on August 4, wherein many other organisations would participate. The rally would be held from Jyoti circle to Deputy Commissionerís office and B.T Lalita Naik, former minister, Gowri Lankesh, journalist, are expected to participate.
Meanwhile, Democratic Movement, which is a forum of activists, has demanded the immediate withdrawal of prohibitory orders which they say has stifled protests. In a release signed by Lolaksha, P.V. Mohan among others, they have asked the police to release details of the assaulters, who have -sexually assaulted the girls-, to the media to be broadcast to the general public.