Protesters stand united and demand justice for Delhi gang-rape victim

New Delhi/Panaji, Jan 1 (ANI): Protesters across India stand united today in demanding deliverance of justice in the Delhi gang-rape case, saying the need of the hour is to change the public conscience.

Scores of persons gathered at the Jantar Mantar in Delhi are demanding speedy justice for the Delhi gang-rape victim.

The agitators, who prayed here for the victim's soul, carried placards and slogans in their hands that read: "I am Shakti don't mess with me; I am woman, Let me live; Empower women, Respect women; Teach sons and men to respect every girl and woman.

"People do not know how to treat each other. Parents today do tell their daughters to be bold and get educated, get a job, go out see the world. However, on the contrary they do not tell their sons how to behave with women, even their own sisters and take them for granted," said Archita, a female protester here.

"How will a boy then respect any other woman?" she asked.

Similar scenes were witnessed in Goa's Panaji city last night as people from all walks of life came forward and offered their condolences to the victim.

Holding placards that read 'How safe are the children of today, hang the rapists and we elect politicians, not to be protected by police', the protesters in Panaji demanded speedy justice for the 23-year-old brave heart.

"We want justice and the politicians should take fast action, speedy trial and the accused should be brought to justice and they should be hanged," said Joseph, one of the protesters.

Delhi Police had earlier on Saturday invoked murder charges against the six men allegedly involved in the gang-rape of the girl in a moving bus after she died in a Singapore hospital and decided to file the charge sheet in court on January 3.

Amid outpouring of anger and grief in the country, the body of the gang-rape victim was flown to New Delhi from Singapore early on Sunday morning and cremated within hours.

The girl was gang-raped and brutally assaulted allegedly by six men in a moving bus in south Delhi on December 16 night. (ANI)

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