A day after thousands of protesters gathered at
India Gate demanding justice for the gang rape of a young physiotherapist, the
Delhi Police Sunday made the venue out of bounds by shutting down eight Metro
stations and barricading all major roads around.
Entry and exit from - Barakhamba, Mandi House, Khan Market,
Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhavan and Race Course Metro stations
was closed to commuters from 6 a.m. while Pragati Maidan station was shut down
after 9 a.m. as per the directions of Delhi Police, Delhi Metro Rail
In addition, all major roads leading to Rashtrapati Bhavan
and India Gate were blocked as well by the police. Barricades were placed at
Parliament Street, Rajpath, Vijay Chowk, Rafi Marg, Janpath, Mansingh Road,
said the Delhi Traffic Police.
The country's highest seat of power - the Raisina Hill saw
massive protests Saturday as thousands of furious and determined youngsters
marched towards Rashtrapati Bhavan, raising slogans and demanding justice for
the 23-year-old woman who was brutally gang-raped last week and is battling for
life in a hospital here.
The police resorted to caning, threw tear gas shells and
sprayed them with water in the winter chill to disperse the crowd.