Well-known Social activist Ila Pathak (80) passed away.
Born in 1933, she was an active member of Movement for Secular Democracy (MSD) and vice-president of Peoples’ Union for Civil Liberties’ (PUCL). She became the founder secretary of Ahmedabad Women’s Action Group (AWAG). She was also a former professor of H K Arts College and head of India Chapter of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).
Major contributions of Ila Pathak:
Pathak played a major role in movement for justice to the victims of 2002 Gujarat riots, protest against Patan P T C College gangrape incident, etc. She was also a supporter to Manipur’s Irom Sharmila’s protest against Armed Forces Special Powers’ Act (AFSPA).