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Protesters take to Raisina Hill

Protesters take to Raisina Hill
‘We are angry and we will keep on protesting until justification is done to the victim,’ said Annie Raja, of All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA), on Friday.  

Thousands of women activists and students tried to enter the high-security Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace on Raisina Hill on Friday, but were stopped by the securitymen.

‘They do nothing to protect us, and when we want justice, they say we need permission to enter the president's house. Such a heinous crime has occurred, and they expect us to seek permission to protest,’ an agitated Swati said. South and North Block of President’s House, India Gate, Jantar Mantar, Safdarjung hospital and Raisina Road were the prime places where the protests continued.

People have been rallying in the capital for the last five days, ever since the incident. Students from various colleges, universities and schools took to the streets to express their outrage and disbelief at the cold-blooded crime.

On Friday, protesters converged outside the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the president’s official residence, demanding action against the rapists.

In the afternoon, number of people at Jantar Mantar and India Gate swelled to thousands.

The newly launched Aam Aadmi Party, headed by Arvind Kejriwal, held a sit-in protest at Jantar Mantar, in central Delhi. Kejriwal said, 'The need of the hour is to set up fast track courts.'

A ‘peace walk’ was organized by Jamia Millia Islamia students to support the gang rape victim and pledging 'zero tolerance towards sexual violence'.
Puja Banerjee

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