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Miss Vizag-2017 beauty contest held amid protest
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Amidst protests from women rights organizations and under police tight security, the grand finale of Miss Vizag-2017 was held at a city hotel today.
Leaders and activists of various women’s organizations staged a protest in front of the hotel demanding cancellation of the event pointing out that suhch programmes were insulting the women. As the situation turned to be tense, a police team lead by ACP (East) A.Narasimha Murty took some of the protesters into custody.
Lakshmi of Progressive Organization of Women said ‘We have been opposing the show since the banning and had asked the police to give permission to stage a dharna in front of the hotel as we have the right to voice our concern. The police did not give us permission and we lodged a complaint at II Town Police station under the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986. It was only after that we staged a dharna’. Police took thirteen activists into custody and kept them in the station till late in the night.