Chandigarh : Civil Society Group “ Aawaaz & Association of Basic Medical Scientitist (ABMS), PGI, took out a candle light procession from PGI to Matka Chownk, Chandigarh condemning the sensational gang rape of a woman in New Delhi earlier this week. Pain and anger spilled onto in Chandigarh streets over the gang rape of a young paramedical student.
Volunteers of Aawaaz shouted slogans against the Delhi police and government besides demanding speedy justice for the 23-year-old victim. Emotional and angry protesters, numbering over 500, carried placards which read ‘My Body, My Right’, Don’t Rape me, ‘Rape is Ape: Have You Evolved?’, ‘Dress is not Yes’ and ‘Rape is Only Crime Where Victim Becomes Accused’
Gaurav Goel, Advocate said it is shameful that women are not safe in a country. The culprits should be given exemplary punishment that can serve as a deterrent for others.
Harjit Singh Bhullar & Akhilesh said that Immediate action to punish the culprits is needed otherwise it may lead to more such crimes. They also urged the government to make sure that all the accused are arrested soon. He also said that state government should take action over the rape cases reported in the state.t
The volunteers of Aawaaz & ABMS formed a human chain over Matka Chownk and in the meantime SSP Chandiggarh Naunihal Singh reached there and adressed the gathering and assured the girls that Chandigarh Police is always there to protect you and will not spare anybody who will tease the girl. Sunil Bansal said that very soon, Aawaaz in association with other organization and Chandigarh Police will organize a mass awareness campaign to educate the womens to assert their rights.
Dr. Meenakshi, Dr. Varinder, Sukhjeet, Suresh Bhandhari, Mohan has also expressed their anger over the same.