Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 6:
Over a hundred men of ‘Purusha Commission’ (Male Commission) protested at Master Canteen square of Bhubaneswar on Saturday against the torture of an Odisha police officer by a female anganwadi worker.
The anganwadi workers were angry with officer in charge of Kamarda police station of Balasore district Brahmanand Nayak as he stopped a construction work as per court order. Some of them went into the police station, dragged him out into the streets and beat them up.
All of this happened while his colleagues in uniform were watching over helplessly.
“Nayak, however, was rescued by the officer in charge of nearby Bhogarai police station after quite a bit of effort,” said Byomkesh Tripathy, Convenor of Purusha Commission. He further added, “The inaction of Nayak’s colleagues is a result of fear of misuse of law by the assaulting ladies and shows the helplessness of men in modern society. If the condition of police itself is so pathetic, the situation of the common man is even worse.
In his reminder to government of Odisha, Tripathy said ‘If the law is not amended, it will take a wrong turn in near future.” He demanded the arrest of the accused anganwadi workers, installation of CCTV cameras in police stations for protection of cops and establishment of ‘Purusha Commission’ and ‘Purusha Thana’(exclusive police station for males).
It may be mentioned, relay protests are going on since past two years in Lower PMG of Bhubaneswar to fulfil the demand of ‘Purusha Commission’ and ‘Purusha Thana’, the organisers said.