New Delhi, Dec 22: Demanding justice for the 23-year-old victim of brutal gangrape in Delhi, young India hit the roads of the country. Continuing the protest against government seeking strong security for women and changes in prevailing laws, aam-aadmi (common man) came out of their houses. [See latest images of protest outside Rashtrapati Bhavan]
Police tried to disperse crowd gathered outside Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday, Dec 22 with tear gas, water cannon and lathicharge. But their efforts went in vain as protesters breached the security and went berserk demanding justice for the victim. The girl was gangraped by six men in a moving bus and later along with her male friend was stripped and thrown out of the bus.
This is the first time in Indian history a non-political social issue enraged countrymen in such a way that they reached Rashtrapati Bhavan at Raisina Hill which is a high security zone as it houses India's most important government buildings.
Throngs of Delhiites flooded the streets in protest, demanding answers from President Pranab Mukherjee and administration. The wave of protest has also touched other cities of the country. People joined candle light march in cities such as Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Guwahati and many others. See the pictures here.
Delhi Gangrape: Students detained during protest
Police detained students during protest against the gangrape of a girl at Rajpath in New Delhi on Friday, Dec 21.
Delhi Gangrape: Protest in front of India Gate
Women activists along with children of schools and colleges held protest in front of India Gate on Friday, Dec 21.
Gangrape: Protest in Delhi
Activists of the All-India Democratic Women's Association and YWCA students took part in a protest march from Rashtrapati Bhawan to India gate against the gangrape of a girl in New Delhi on Friday.
Delhi Gangrape: Old lady joins Young India during protest
Members of All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) taking out a protest rally against recent Delhi gangrape case in Guwahati on Friday.
Delhi Gangrape: AAP supporters detained
Police detain Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Admi Party (AAP) supporters during a protest against the gangrape of a girl near Sonia Gandhi's residence (10 Janpath) in New Delhi on Friday.
Protest outside India Gate in Delhi
Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activists light the candles at India gate to protest against gangrape of a girl in New Delhi on Friday.
Delhi Gangrape: Student detained during protest
Police detained student during protest against the gangrape of a girl at Rajpath in New Delhi on Friday.
Gangrape: Demand for capital punishment
People shout slogans as they stage a torch light rally to protest against the recent gangrape case at India Gate in New Delhi.
Delhi Gangrape: Protest in Bangalore
Women hold placards during protest against the Delhi gangrape case in Bangalore on Friday.