PUCL Bulletin, September 2002

Press Release:
Attack on D'Sa

Attempt on the life of P.B. D'Sa, Mangalore condemned

On 8-7-02 at Mangalore in Dakshina Kannada, Sri P.B. D'Sa, President of PUCL was attacked with lethal weapons with a intention to murder by criminals.

PUCL Karnataka strongly condemns this cowardly and murderous attack. This sudden attack had the intention to eliminate Mr. D'Sa, who was in the forefront of the civil liberties movement. We strongly believe this is a desperate attempt to eliminate the civil liberties movement in Dakshina Kannada. Recently a student belonging to a progressive students union was murdered and to this day the police has not caught the attackers. In the district the cult of violence is raising its head and it will attempt to silence all the democratic and civil liberties voices. In this context we call upon all the democratic and progressive forces to raise their voice to protest this cowardly and murderous attack.

We urge the Government to arrest the accused and punish the conspirators.

-- Dr. V. Laxminarayana, General Secretary, Karnataka PUCL, Mysore 9-07-02

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