Candle march, condolence meets organised to mourn death of Delhi gang-rape victim

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 29: Death of Delhi gang-rape victim prompted peaceful protests and sharp reactions from political leaders and activists, with people from all walks of life joining in candle marches and condolence meets here today.
Expressing their outrage over Delhi bus gang rape victim’s death in Mount Elizabeth Hospital at Singapore early this morning, the protestors carrying placards and shouting slogans for death penalty to the accused took out candle marches to condole the death of the 23-year-old Para medical student, who was gang raped and brutally assaulted in a moving bus in national capital New Delhi, two weeks back.
Activists of People Democratic Party took out a candle march at Kachi Chawni, in which people also took part. Terming the death of the victim as shame for the country, the protestors were demanding stringent action against the culprits.
Bhartiya Chaitanya Party activists and residents of Greater Kailash, Muthi, Nanak Nagar, Sainik Colony and other areas took out a candle march from Greater Kailash to Marble Market to mourn the death of gang rape victim. The protestors were demanding death penalty to the accused persons and also demanded constitution of special law and courts to deal with rape cases.
Candle light march was organised here by Shiv Sena and Dogra Front for the gang-rape victim. The march started from Parade ground and proceeded to City Chowk. In a condolence message, the protesters said the death of the young woman should prompt the framing of new and strong laws and also demanded death penalty for the accused.
Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarti Parishad led by Sehdev Singh district president Reasi took out a candle march from Chowk Chabutra to Bus Stand Reasi to mourn the death of the 23-year-old Delhi gang rape victim. The protestors were demanding stringent action against those behind such heinous crime.
Bar Association Jammu (BAJ) in a condolence meeting presided by its President Senior Advocate BS Slathia, condoled the tragic death of the Delhi gang rape victim. BS Slathia urged the administration to be more vigilant against those elements, who are out to trample the dignity of women with such inhuman barbarism. He exhorted the State and the Central Government to formulate stringent laws against those found involved in heinous crime of rape.
Chief Patron of National Panthers Party Prof Bhim Singh in a statement expressed shock over the death of the budding daughter of India, who was gang raped and brutally assaulted at New Delhi. He demanded to perform her last rites with national honour and also national memorial postal stamp to be released in her honour. Prof Singh also demanded completion of trial without delay.
Awami National Conference (ANC) condoled the death of the Delhi gang rape victim. Vice president Muzaffar Shah said that it would be a true homage to her if the emotions and energies of the youth generated by the brutal assault on gang rape victim should be channelized into a constructive course of action. He hoped that Government would not leave her death to go in vain.
J&K Children’s Welfare Society held a meeting under the chairmanship of its president Gurdeep Singh Sasan and mourned over the death of the Delhi gang rape victim. Gurdeep Singh Sasan said that the time has come to deal sternly with rapists and to make provisions in law to give death penalty to the rapists by hanging in public.
Kashmir Sikh Sangat (KSS) also condoled the sad demise of the Delhi gang rape victim. Dr Dhanwant Singh, Chairman and Manjit Singh, president condemned the role of the Delhi police and Union Government for mishandling the case. They said that unless steps are taken to serve stringent punishment to culprits the problem could not be solved.
Chairman, SOS International, Rajeev Chuni has expressed his deep shock over the death of Delhi gang rape victim at Singapore after struggling for life for more than 13 days. He urged the people of India not to forget the agony and pain of the rape victim and press the Government for evolving a foolproof mechanism so that such like incidents are not repeated again.
Mahila Patanjali Yog Samiti held a condolence meeting to mourn the death of Delhi gang rape victim. The Samiti demanded strict action against the accused persons.
In district Reasi, Asha workers and Youth Brigade Welfare Forum today took out a peaceful protest march to condole the death of the Delhi gang rape victim. The protestors were demanding death penalty to the accused persons.

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