A series of peaceful marches and protests held in the capital, including one at Jantar Mantar, to mourn the death of the 23-year-old gangrape victim even as India Gate and Raisina Hill were kept out of bounds for people.
People from different sections of the society and from different corners protested at Jantar Mantar to mourn the passing away of the brave heart.
They are demanding stricter laws against the rapists.Earlier, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit requested Home Minister SushilKumar Shinde to lift restrictions on holding peaceful demonstration in memory of the victim in and around India Gate.
The students announced that they will hold a night vigil at the same spot on New Year Eve demanding strong laws to punish sexual offenders.
Activists of Left parties staged a peace march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar led by CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat.She said there was a need for fixing accountability.
“Unless we do this, such incidents will repeat,” she said.Asked about sexist comments by politicians, she said it shows the mindset of people and that “action should be taken against them in Parliament”.
At Jantar Mantar, a number of people sat on a silent protest.However, later there were sloganeering and demands for immediate punishment of the culprits.
The mourners also protested against the security lock down of India Gate and Raisina Hill where violent demonstrations were witnessed last weekend over the rape.
People started gathering at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi at around 10 AM and sat in silence.