Peaceful protests in Delhi against death of Delhi gang rape victim
New Delhi: Scores of people on Saturday mourned in silence the death of the 23-year-old gang rape victim and demanded stringent punishment for the culprits.
The mourners protested against the security lock down of India Gate and Raisina Hill where violent demonstrations were witnessed last weekend over the rape.
“The government is not even allowing mourning of the death. This is insensitivity. There is complete lock down. You have the metro stations shut. You have a road completely blocked. This is undemocratic,” a protester Sunil said.
Sisodia said the government was muzzling the voice of people by shutting Metro and closing down India Gate. In a statement, AAP said the girl, who became the symbol of women’s insecurity and their courage, is no more.
In tweets, activist Kiran Bedi said, “today is a day of reflection and personal audit on the way we as parents and teachers are grooming boys in this country. “Today is day of mourning on lives we have lost because of failure of our criminal justice system and resolve to not fail it in future. Today is a day to also reflect the way we project our women in media,” she said.
Students and teachers of Jawaharlal Nehru University gathered in silence at the Munirka bus-stop in south Delhi from where the gang-rape victim, who passed away in a Singapore hospital on Friday, was picked up on the night of December 16.
Students held up placards with anti-rape slogans, demanding action to prevent such crime.”We are not just sad but angry. When would such atrocities stop? Are women not human,” said Nidhi, a JNU student who was part of the march.
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