Harley Owners Group Kolkata came forward last weekend to show solidarity for the Delhi gang-rape victim currently battling for life. The 23rd of December 2012 saw HOG coming together in large numbers for this cause. 10 a.m. saw bikers converge at SPEED INC for a ride to Park Street after which they embarked on a peace march to Allen Park with lighted candles. The event saw a number of these bikers and families sporting black headbands as they campaigned for justice.
Apart from HOG’s, ‘The Bikernis,’ a women’s association of bikers in India will also be revving up their engines as the come together to show solidarity and voice their opinions to make the country safe for women to travel. They will be promoting defense classes for women and will also campaign for stringent laws for eve teasers and rapists.
Their message reads, ‘The Bikernis Ride for Safety of Women will be held in every city where Bikernis are present to promote safety and ensure a safer future for women.We aim to to start Defense classes for women in every city plus ensure a stricter penalty for eve teasers, molesters and other offenders by the Government.Let’s work together to make the streets safer for women around India. We welcome you as an individual rider, our biking brothers and motorcycle clubs as well as families and friends to ride with us on this day. Be there to show your support and to sign our petition to ensure Death Penalty for Rapists.’The ride is scheduled for Saturday December 29th, 2012 from
10:00am until 11:30am.