Puttur, May 28, 2018: A cyle ride across the country to spread the message against female foeticide and to stress on the need for reforms in the society by a man from Bihar has attracted attention. He has travelled eight states so far and reached Puttur from Kerala.
Mohammed Javed, 45, is a carpenter by profession in Patna. He has been creating awareness on social evils and is also engaged in collecting public opinion on the issue by collecting signatures as well.
The board in front of his cycle says he is campaigning against female foeticide and also against 12.5% GST on sanitary napkins. He also keeps a book to collect opinion and signature from the people wherever he goes.
Javed said he started his ride from Patna on January 26. In the last four months, he has travelled Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala and is now in Karnataka.
“I am not travelling for fun. I neither want fame nor I wish to enter any record book. I just want to create awareness against female foeticide. I want to travel all the 29 states in the country,” he said.
“My family is into carpentry. I have been fighting against social evil since my younger days and have been getting good response from the public. People extend their support in the form of food and financial assistance,” he said.
“People don’t need female foeticide and GST. But they don’t understand why they have failed to raise their voice,” he said.
He travels in day time and takes rest in bus shelters at night. “I have not faced any problem in the last four months. Many have spoken to me and have extended their support to my mission. People have been extending their financial assistance as well, which help me to carry out the show.”
Javed said he is only fighting against the system and not against any particular individual. “I have kept National Flag in my cycle. I am fighting against social evils as an Indian and not as a follower of a particular religion or party,” he added.