PM disappoints youths, Anna wants death penalty for rapists

Anna Hazare Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, Dec 24: The large number of youngsters who are raising their voices and demanding severe punishment for the accused of brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old have a sympathiser. Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare has given his support to the mass protests raging across the country demanding safety for women.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has disappointed everyone as he took long to address the protesters on the issue. On Monday, Dec 24, Manmohan Singh addressed the nation and asked protesters not to resort to violence.

"Protests by the youngsters in Delhi against the brutal rape are very important. There is a widespread anger among people in the country. Youngsters who have gathered on the streets to demonstrate are passionate patriots," said Hazare in a statement.

Hazare said he will also fight along with youths to make sure that the 23-year-old gangrape victim gets justice. Currently, the victim, a paramedical student is fighting hard to survive the attack at Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi.

"If culprits are hanged, then nobody will dare to commit such crimes in the future. We will keep fighting for justice," said Hazare demanding fast-track trials for such crimes.

Hazare, however, cautioned protesters not to indulge in damaging public property and appealed to them to keep their protests peaceful.

"Youths should be careful that while protesting public property isn't damaged. Also, protesters should be careful that our fellow countrymen do not face difficulties because of the protests," said Anna.

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