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SJC students march to protest lynching

The final-year postgraduate students of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism at St Joseph’s College (Autonomous) organised a march from the college campus to Cubbon Park on December 4 as a part of the Human Rights Week.


This year, the focus of the initiative was on the importance of the right to life and dignity and the current situation concerning mob-lynching, because there has been an alarming rise in such incidents across the country.

The students carried placards and walked through traffic at traffic signals, simultaneously exhibiting a tableau at the Minsk Square, Cubbon Road, portraying the scene of an inter-caste couple being lynched by a mob.

Reema Roy, a participant at the event, said, “Incidents of mob-lynching are on the rise, with nothing much being done to curb it. This was the need of the hour, and we as the youth of the nation have decided to act upon the situation to change the current state of affairs.”

The Human Rights Week Celebrations, commemorating 70 years of the Declaration of Human Rights, will extend to December 10. The college’s Departments of Social Work, Economics and Political Science will conduct several programmes on the occasion.


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