Gurudutt Kamath and Vijay Kumar, two of the 13 young people who were attacked, stripped and robbed in a Managalore homestay are refusing to be intimidated. They are challenging the allegations (that I found impossible understand) made by the Karnataka state Women’s Commission. It seems not just women who are sexually assaulted, but also men who don’t molest or who object to molestations are seen as ruining the Indian culture.
I agree with Bhagwad Jal Park,
“I love it when people are not ashamed of “drawing attention to themselves”. The culture of intimidation can only operate when the victims are afraid of their face being in the papers. These thugs are helpless against those who stand up for their rights and confront them publicly without fear or shame.”
Gurudutt Kamath and Vijay Kumar [Link to stories of other courageous young men who fought back similar assaults].
Mangalore, Aug 11: “We do not believe in police investigation. We want CBI enquiry, fast track court and an independent lawyer to fight the case,” said Gurudutt Kamath and Vijay Kumar, both two of the victims of the recent Padil stay home attack.
Addressing a press meet here on Saturday August 11, they explained the entire incident as it happened, and as was reported in these columns earlier, and placed forward a few demands from the central and the state governments. [link]