City prays for Delhi rape victim’s recovery, demand speedy trial
Bangaloreans on Sunday came out in support of people staging protests in Delhi demanding justice for the gang-rape victim.
Members of many civil society organisations and IT professionals staged a demonstration in front of Raj Bhavan and Freedom Park demanding that fast-track courts be set-up in all states to deal with cases of violence against women.
Another group of youth, took out a candle-light vigil from Ramakrishna Ashram to Lalbagh West gate at 6 pm.
At Freedom Park, participants held a silent prayer for a minute, praying for speedy recovery of the rape victim. They also signed a memorandum, which they will send to the President.
At Raj Bhavan, the protestors were seen raising slogans- “Hang the rapist”, “forget the tigers save the women”, “change the thoughts not the cloths”, “my body my rights” and “castrate the rapist”.
Surabhi Nadig, a media professional, who was part of the Sunday’s protest said she had a horrible experience in the city.
“I was harassed in broad daylight and two boys asked me for a condom factory address. I took down the bike number and even filed a complaint with SJ Park police on December 18,” she said.
Nirmala, a central government employee, who was also holding a placard outside Raj Bhavan said, “Delhi police have not handled the situation well. Instead of protecting women, they beat them up.”
Some of the demands put forth were fast-track court in every state, special police protection for the victims and witness until the court cases are concluded, castration and death penalty for the rapist.