On the occasion of International Womens Day, on March 8th,2013, activists of Kamgar Ekta Committee and Western Railway Motormens Association jointly distributed thousands of leaflets which had been brought out for the occasion. The leaflet was issued jointly by ten workers’ unions under the banner of Kamgar Ekta Committee. The workers shouted slogans while militantly distributing hundreds of leaflets to office goers rushing to catch trains back home.
The leaflet brought out the need for women to get organized, with men, in defence of their own security and for justice and human dignity. It pointed out that women cannot depend upon any arm of the State – the police, bureaucracy or the courts nor on the political parties of the establishment and their leaders, when they themselves are guilty of crimes against women. The army and other para military forces violate the rights and dignity of women with impunity as they are protected by the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, etc.
The leaflet called on all working women to get organized in their unions and other associations at their workplaces. This call provoked a very positive response in many of the commuters who were enthused to carry on discussions with the activists.