Delhi Gangrape: India protests, CM Sheila Dikshit cries
During an interview with a TV channel, teary-eyed CM said, "She belongs to a middle-class family. I cannot compensate the suffering that you are going through. I offered to help and provide any assistance needed to save her life. Her family is silently suppressing their anger and despair and everybody is feeling their pain."
"I will never hesitate to bring about any difference to improve the present scenario. I do not care about the elections, elections would come and go but it's the humanity which remains," added the CM.
Meanwhile, social activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal too joined the protesters in Jantar Mantar. The former Team Anna member was quoted as saying, "We need new laws to deal with rape but we need to ensure that if rape takes place we have system in place, like courts, to ensure those guilty are given punishment in two months."
Another team Anna member Kiran Bedi also urged the President Pranab Mukherjee to meet the protesters. Mrs Bedi tweeted, "Girls have reached President's House. Worthwhile if a delegation of girls is allowed to meet the President! An expression of concern+action?"
Heavy deployment of police force in and around the VIP area did not deter the protesters to carry on with their demand.
"We want justice...we want justice," protesters shouted slogans. Cries of "Hang the rapists...," were also heard in the protest sight.
A girl managed to overpower the police force and entered the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Swati, a student, told media persons she went in seeking justice.
"I entered the building complex in order to demand justice for the victim of the gang-rape," Swati added. "Such a terrible thing has happened with us and they tell us not to enter without permission!" Swati said. "These men have worn bangles!" she shouted angrily even as the girls around her shouted demanding justice.
The Parliamentary Committee on Home summoned the Police Commissioner of Delhi Neeraj Kumar to discuss the rape laws in the country.