Protest Day – “SPEAK UP IF IT IS NOT SAFE”
- Created: 18 February 2017
Democratic Youth Federation of India, DYFI has launched a campaign for security of women working in the IT sector. This campaign was launched against the brutal murdered of Rasila Raju OP, software professional. She was murdered inside the Infosys office in Pune on January 29th. The incident has once again brought to public attention the sad state of women's safety in the information technology and BPO sector.
DYFI is observing 22nd February as PROTEST DAY – “SPEAK UP IF IT IS NOT SAFE”. The Central Executive Committee of SFI extends its solidarity with the ongoing struggle for women justice and has decided to take this struggle to educational institutions. We are requesting our state units to undertake a campaign to send email messages demanding intervention from Government in this matter to Honourable Prime Minister of India on 22nd February, 2017. Write to Prime Minister at http://pgportal.gov.in/pmocitizen/Grievancepmo.aspx.
The text of the email message is following:
I am writing this letter in the context of the brutal murder of a Software professional, Rasila Raju OP, inside Infosys Company in Pune on 29th January. It is really worrying that atrocities against women are taking place increasingly even in places which were thought to be safe. We demand government to act without fail to punish the perpetrators of the crime, make a comprehensive investigation into the case and ensure that such incidents are not repeated.
Let us together make sure no women in the country ends up a life of Rasila Raju.