The Lok Surakhiya Manch Ludhiana in a letter addressed to the DGP Punjab has demanded quashing of FIR no.118 dtd.15.04.2019 against the Principal, Teacher and students of Govt. College Ludhiana. The FIR lodged at the complaint of Bajrang Dal over a play ‘Museum’ staged in the college on 07.04.2019. This play which have won several high level awards in the youth festivals is dully approved by the Punjab University. Even then lodging the FIR by the police appears to be totally under pressure from the fundamentalist forces who are against the freedom of speech and equal rights to women. The play highlights the plight of women from ancient times till date. It is in no way against religious sentiments of any community. The Manch has demanded that this FIR should be quashed and instead an FIR be lodged against those who disrupted the play and are now trying to create communal bogey out of nothing. The Manch expressed anguish at that when the Bajrang Dalis were blocking the traffic at Bharat Nagar Chowk for two hours on 28.04.2019 what was the police doing ? The Manch has also demanded through a separate letter to the Vice Chancellor of Punjab University to clarify the position and save this prestigious institution from harassment. Signatories include Dr Arun Mitra, Prof. Jaipal, Dr Gurcharan Kaur Kochar, Jaswant Singh Zeerakh and M S Bhatia.