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Protest by Women of Lalgarh

On 20 July, around 50,000 women under the banner of the “Committee to Save the Honour of Women” tried to march into Jhargram town in the Jangalmahal area of Lalgarh to protest against the recent incidents of raping of women in Sonamuki village by the joint security forces.

On 20 July, around 50,000 women under the banner of the “Committee to Save the Honour of Women” tried to march into Jhargram town in the Jangalmahal area of Lalgarh to protest against the recent incidents of raping of women in Sonamuki village by the joint security forces.

Such a huge mobilisation of women had not been seen in Jhargram in recent times. The marchers, including school students in uniform, teachers, housewives and even many elderly women, tried to enter Jhargram town via four different routes. The marchers carried posters demanding the punishment of CPI(M) leader Prashanta Das, who has been known to have identifi ed the houses of anti-CPI(M) villagers in Sonamukhi following which women from these families were allegedly raped by policemen.

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