Savita Halappanavar 2nd death anniversary: Protests held in Bangalore

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Bangalore, Oct 29: The dark memories of the tragic and untimely death of 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar became fresh on her second death anniversary on October 28, Tuesday.

In Bangalore, protesters took to the streets to mark the second death anniversary of Savita Halappanavar, who was denied the right to abortion in Ireland in 2012.

The protesters demanded a revision of the eighth amendment of Ireland's Constitution on abortion laws.

Protesters also carried placards reading slogans of appeal to the government of Ireland and said that a referendum will be held during spring in Ireland to demand the abortion laws to be revised.

Protesters also said every country must respect the human rights, which are above all religions.

After developing health complications, Savita was admitted to the University Hospital Galway in the west of Ireland on October 21, 2012, where she passed away, as a result of septicemia on October 28.

She was 17-weeks pregnant and was found to be miscarrying.

Ireland's government had pledged to clarify its abortion laws after Savita's death.

Doctors had said their "hands were tied" due to Ireland's strict anti-abortion laws as they could still detect a foetal heartbeat.

Karnataka-born Savita was a dentist while her husband Praveen Halappanavar was an engineer at Boston Scientific in Galway in Ireland.

Grief stricken parents of Savita- Andaneppa Yalagi and Mahadevi Yalagi demanded the amendment of Irish abortion laws to prevent such incidents.

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