Pune Porsche Accident: Kalyani Nagar Residents Organise Silent Candlelight Vigil in Memory of Tragic Accident Victims

Pune Porsche Accident: Kalyani Nagar Residents Organise Silent Candlelight Vigil in Memory of Tragic Accident Victims

Pune Porsche Accident: Kalyani Nagar Residents Organise Silent Candlelight Vigil in Memory of Tragic Accident Victims

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Voices of Vigilance: Kalyani Nagar residents speak out for safer streets.

23 May 2024

By Payoshi Bisht

In response to the recent tragic accident on East Avenue, Kalyani Nagar, Team Swachh Kalyani Nagar (TSKN), an active registered body representing the residents of Kalyani Nagar, has organised a rally named the Silent Candlelight Vigil. TSKN is spearheading the event to pay homage to the departed souls and demand action from local authorities. 

Jaffar Iqbal, secretary TSKN, spoke about the vigil, stating, “We express our deepest condolences to the families of the two victims who have lost their lives in the tragic accident on East Avenue. The silent candlelight vigil organised by TSKN is not just a solemn remembrance of the departed souls, but a solemn plea for justice in terms of law. We stand united as a community, forming a human chain along the footpath to symbolise our collective demand for accountability and action. It is disheartening to note that law enforcement has not been adequately in place, allowing for such tragedies to occur.”

He added, “We urge authorities to implement regular police patrolling, especially during late hours, to ensure the safety of our residents. The disturbance has been faced by nearby residents of Kalyani Nagar for three years now. Most of them are senior citizens. We hope that the alleged culprit is behind bars and the families of the deceased are given justice. However, more needs to be done to prevent such incidents from recurring.”

He further said that TSKN has called for the installation of night barricades and stricter encroachments into the restaurants in Kalyani Nagar, as witnessed yesterday. Their community is prepared to pay homage for eight days, and a turnout of 300-500 people at the vigil, is anticipated. According to Iqbal, this reflects the gravity of the situation.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, 25th May, from 9:00 PM to 9:30 PM, and will take place at the bus stand near Landmark Garden society, on the footpath at the site of the accident.

The purpose of the vigil is for two reasons: to protest the administration’s alleged inaction in curbing late-night activities in residential areas, which many believe led to the tragic accident, and to offer solidarity and support to the grieving families of the victims.

Participants are encouraged to bring candles, flowers and placards expressing personal messages to the authorities. Additionally, placards showing support for the bereaved families are welcomed.

The tragic accident on East Avenue has shaken the Kalyani Nagar community, prompting residents to come together and demand accountability from local authorities. The vigil is expected to draw a significant turnout, with hopes of bringing attention to the need for enhanced safety measures in residential areas.