Delhi outrage: Protests at Jantar Mantar seek speedy justice

Protesters continue to assemble at Jantar Mantar even as nine metro stations leading to central Delhi remained shut
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First Published: Tue, Dec 25 2012. 01 23 PM IST
Protesters at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint
Protesters at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint
Updated: Tue, Dec 25 2012. 03 46 PM IST
New Delhi: Even as nine metro stations leading to central Delhi continue to be shut and the capital experiences a dip in temperature, protesters continued to agitate and assemble on Tuesday at Jantar Mantar.
“I am not disheartened by the dip in numbers, the very fact that people are still coming in spite of a lockdown is encouraging enough for me to come here everyday,” Nandita Kochar, a 17-year-old girl studying in class XI, said. “I am coming here because sitting at home and complaining does not help. This is about our safety and so we need to step out and speak up.”
While the numbers have dipped at Jantar Mantar, protesters agitating over the gang-rape of a woman in Delhi have moved beyond shouting slogans to discussing demands among themselves that should be communicated to the government.
“We will keep coming here everyday. Our strongest demand remains effective implementation of women laws,” Sandeep Rawat, a 20-year-old student who studies food processing, said.
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First Published: Tue, Dec 25 2012. 01 23 PM IST
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