Facebook activists launch social change campaign
Facebook activists from diverse fields and different sections of the society on Monday asserted the greater need for changing social mindset of the people beside demanding stringent amendments in laws, rules, acts concerning cases of rapes and other crimes in the country at a symposium held at Constitution Club on the recent gangrape that occured in New Delhi. ‘Only change in law is not enough but change in the social attitude towards the women is also needed.’ The symposium arrived at the conclusion that detriorating family values and deep decline in social morality are the root causes of such crimes that are further aggravated by weak laws and inaction and lethargic attitude of the policing system in the country. The symposium was organised by the Team Face to Face, a group of Facebook activists in association with the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT). The symposium was chaired by Narender Madan, Delhi state president of CAIT. Speakers included Deepak Raheja, well-known pshycologist, Satish Garg, national organising secretary of CAIT, V K Cherian, noted journalist , Eric Saranovitz, dean, School of Convergence and Zuzanna Durska, a Polish diplomat.