Delhi police not protecting common man: Sheila Dikshit

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New Delhi, Dec 23: After meeting Union Home Minister Sushikumar Shinde, Delhi Chief Minister said that the police are only worried about providing security for VIPs and in the process they are failing to protect the common man.
7.35 PM

Protesters return to India Gate
Within an hour of being forcibly removed from India Gate, protesters came back to the area and appealed to the authorities not to use excessive force in dealing with them.They also decried the violence that had repeatedly broken out there throughout the day.
7.15 PM

Constable badly injured in clashes at India Gate

One of the constables deployed to maintain peace at India Gate was badly injured in the clashes with protesters. "Constable Subhash Tomar is fighting for his life," Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar said.
7 PM

Cops drive out protesters from India Gate
The police forcibly remove scores of protesters from India Gate. Groups of students and women activists were all driven out of the area by baton-wielding cops who also lobbed tear gas shells at some unruly protesters.
6.10 PM

Water cannons fired on protesters at India Gate
With the protests at India Gate turning violent, the police resorted to lathi charge and also used water cannons to disperse the protesters. Prior to this, the two sides clashed and tear gas shells were then thrown amidst the crowd.
5.20 PM

Convene all-part meet immediately: BJP
As the protests over the Delhi gang-rape are intensifying with each passing hour, the BJP has urged the Centre to discuss with all parties how to effectively address the issues raised by the activists and students who have been pressing for speedy action against the rapists and stricter laws to hopefully prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.

Sushma Swaraj, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, urged Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde to convene an all-party meeting at the earliest.
5 PM

Baba Ramdev, Arvind Kejriwal, BJP youth wing supporters joined the protests that are increasingly turning violent at India Gate.

Protesters attacked government vehicles and hurled slippers, stones at police officials. Editor-in-Chief of IBN18 Network Rajdeep Sardesai advised the protesters to continue a peaceful protest. "The protest will win if it stays peaceful. No netagiri, no mob behaviour. Keep the spontaneous energy going," tweeted Mr Sardesai.
4:18 PM

Water Canon, tear gas used but cops fail to stop protesters
Police fired tear gas, used water canons to disperse the new group of protesters at India Gate. However, they failed to scare the agitators. Protesters broke all barricades and headed towards Rashtrapati Bhavan.
3:09 PM

Young India back to India Gate, protest continues
The young crowd, which is maintaining a distance with all political aspects, is back to India Gate continuing their protest demanding justice for the victim of gangrape.

23-year-old 'Amanat' has been battling for her life in ICU in Safdarjung Hospital. Doctors informed that her health condition has been deteriorated on Sunday morning. She again be put on ventilator.
1:52 PM

Sec 144 removed, peaceful protest allowed in Delhi
Sec 144, which was imposed at several places in the national capital in the early morning of Sunday, has been removed. Government authorities allowed protesters to continue their "peaceful" agitation.

A huge crowd again started gathering near Raj Bhavan and India Gate. Political leaders appealed to remain calm. Sonia Gandhi told protesters more needs to be done to address sense of insecurity and women need better security, said sources.

Mewanwhile, Rahul Gandhi was quoted as saying, "Need to work rationally, people angry but emotion can't drive decisions."
1:26 PM

Delhi: Ramdev, Kejriwal give political touch to protest?
With Baba Ramdev and Arvind Kejriwal, has the non-political protest in the national capital become a political movement? The young crowd, who shook the government on Saturday, was missing on Sunday when the yoga guru reached Jantar Mantar.

The young crowd was also absent from the sight when Kejriwal along with his other aides sat for a dharna near Hyderabad House on Ashoka Road, close to India Gate. School and college students were seen at the other side of the venue.
12:52 PM

Delhi Gangrape: Rahul Gandhi seeks time, say protester
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi sought time from the delegation. According to the delegation members, the government has assured them of providing justice to victim. They said that government promised amendments to laws and decision to hang the culprit will be taken by the judge.
12:29 PM

Delhi Gangrape: Sonia-Protesters meeting over
Meeting between Congress President Sonia Gandhi a delegation of protesters came to an end. Representatives of the protesters informed that they will continue their agitation in national capital.
12:22 PM

Delhi Gangrape: Ramdev to join protesters shortly:
Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev is expected to join the protesters in the national capital on Sunday, Dec 23. Slamming the government over police action against the protesters, Ramdev said, I'll go with the protesters, wherever they are being taken. Ruling party n opposition should stand by protesters, not rapists."

According to sources, the yoga guru will go to Ramlila Maidan where he had held his indefinite fast over black money.
11:59 AM

Delhi Gangrape: Protest intensifies, Young India shakes Govt:
Delhi police cracked down on protesters who had refused to move from India Gate and continued their agitation against the Government of India demanding justice for victim of the infamous Delhi gangrape.
11:52 AM

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