New Delhi: On July 31, the national capital will witness its first ever Slutwalk – renamed as ‘Besharmi Morcha’ for India - to protest sexual violence against women who are victimised on the pretext of dressing up provocatively and thus "asking for it".

Bhopal hosted a similar protest on Sunday.

After continuous denial to permit such a march in the city, the Delhi Police on Monday gave its green signal to the foot march on the parliament street.

The march will start from Free Church and proceed to YMCA Guest house, Parliament Street Police Station, Patel Chauk, Patel Chauk Metro Station, Ashoka Road and Jantar Mantar before ending at Free Church.

According to the organisers of the walk, over two to three thousand people are likely to participate in the event. A group of Delhi University students, who have taken approval for the Walk, are working with the organisers to make it a successful event.

Street play, discussion and public awareness programmes will be conducted as a part of the procession.

According to the media co-ordinator of the ‘Besharmi Morcha’, Mishak Singh, who is a law students, the main motive of the march is not promote obscenity but to highlight increasing violence against women.

JPN/Bureau