Pune: Citizens Rally for Justice with Silent Candle March for Ashwini and Aneesh

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Kalyani Nagar, 25th May 2024: In a heartfelt and solemn event, Team Swacch Kalyani Nagar (TSKN) organized a silent candle march to seek justice for Ashwini and Aneesh, the victims of the tragic Porsche accident in Pune. The event, which took place exactly a week after the incident, saw a massive turnout of supporters from various localities across the city, reflecting the collective grief and demand for justice from the Pune community.

The march began promptly at 9 PM and was meticulously organized, with TSKN ensuring smooth traffic management and crowd control. Dedicated wardens, bouncers, and volunteers were deployed to maintain peace and order throughout the event. Proper permissions were secured from the police, who also attended to ensure the march proceeded in the right spirit.

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Participants from Baner, Balewadi, Lohegaon, Dhanori, Wadgaon Sheri, Koregaon Park, Vanaz, Kothrud, Mundwa, Viman Nagar, Kalyani Nagar, and other areas came together in a powerful display of unity. Forming a human chain with candles and mobile torches, the attendees honored the memories of Ashwini and Aneesh, demanding stringent action and justice.

Some of the prominent individuals who participated and stood in solidarity during this silent vigil were –

Satya Muley – Supreme Court Lawyer and Changemaker
Ravindra Sinha – Founder of ThinkLead Technology Consulting
Civic Activists Pushkar Kulkarni & Vaishali Patkar
Father Crispino – Principal of Don Bosco School, Shastrinagar
Father Ratnakar – Principal of St. Xaviers School, Camp.

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Some residents shared their views and feelings during this vigil and expressed deep sorrow at the loss of the two innocent lives.

A resident of Viman Nagar, said, “This march is a step towards seeking justice for Ashwini and Aneesh. We hope our collective voice will bring about the necessary changes in traffic law enforcement.”

Dr. Haji Zakir Shaikh, a resident of Yerwada, commented, “The silent candle march for Ashwini and Aneesh is a powerful statement. It underscores the urgent need for stricter traffic laws and enforcement. My condolences to the families, and my support to the community demanding justice and safer streets for all.”

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A resident from Koregaon Park added, “The turnout today shows how deeply this tragedy has affected all of us. It’s not just about mourning but also about making sure such incidents do not happen again.”

A resident of Baner commented, “The solidarity shown by Pune’s residents is heartening. We stand together to demand justice and ensure our streets are safer.”

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The silent march was not only a tribute to the lives lost but also a call for greater accountability and enforcement of traffic laws to prevent such tragedies in the future.  The fight for justice will continue, and we remain committed to ensuring that the voices of Ashwini and Aneesh are heard and acted upon, citizens said.