But the intensity of the protest has died down on Wednesday, Dec 26. Television footages showed protest venues like India Gate wore a deserted look. Earlier, section 144 was imposed in Raisina Hill as for the first time protesters managed to raise their voices in power centres of the country.
With protests almost coming to an end, the administration decided to reopen all metro stations near India Gate, which were earlier closed for public use. "The city seems to be returning to normal," said Delhi resident Palak Kapoor.
On Tuesday, constable Subash Tomar was laid to rest with full state honours. He was injured in clashes with protesters and succumbed to his injuries.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police have now booked eight people in constable Tomar's case, which includes a member of Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party.
Doctors attending the 23-year-old rape survivor said her health has improved but she still remains on ventilator support. Doctors say the ventilator support was slowly being reduced and that the 23-year-old rape survivor was doing much better as compared to Monday. They said she was alert and able to communicate through hand gestures.