M.A.S.E.S had exposed the student’s agitation in Thiruchengode following a student’s death in campus. http://masessaynotosexism.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/student-raped-by-4-co...
After MASES had posted this news, there was a counter response in F.B from Namakkal4u.com saying that the news about rape is a rumour. http://masessaynotosexism.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/gayathris-murder-news...
There were abusive comments posted in the blog-post, but there were also concern and outcry expressed in the comments.
I had written personally to those people who expressed their deep concerns about the steps taken by MASES, I even spoke to a person who said he is deeply hurt by this oppression by Management against further investigation.
From the day this news was posted I had been talking to many people and was exploring the next step. I was checking with few people to organize fact finding team. Each of them had their own Ideas and agendas which has actually put me in depression, because I could not arrive at a concrete plan. (The. no. of phone calls I have made to different people talking about this and wanting to go further is limitless). Later I was told that a Progressive organization and a student’s organization is also working on this case.
Yesterday I received a call from an important activist who shared with me that a protest is going to be staged which gave me some relief. Today I notice that a protest has been staged by ‘Aadhi Thamizhar Peravai’ outside collector’s office.
MASES is in Solidarity with ’Aadhi Thamizhar Peravai’
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