City grieves for Delhi gangrape victim

Political parties in Chandigarh, including different wings of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee expressed condolences towards the family of the Delhi gangrape victim.

Spokesman and media co-ordinator of the party Pardeep Chhabra, while expressing sympathy towards the family, appealed that the government should make strict laws for crime against woman so that she does not face such incidents in the future. He added that the criminals should be hanged till death.

The members of the Youth Congress also condoled her death in a meeting that was followed by a candle light march from Congress Bhawan, Sector 35. Union Minister Pawan Bansal addressed the gathering.

Satya Pal Jain, former MP and National Incharge of the Legal and Legislative Cell of the BJP stated that Saturday was a day of 'national shame'.

Expressing his condolences at the death of the Delhi gangrape victim, Jain said that the way an innocent girl was brutality assaulted, gangraped and ultimately murdered is a matter of shame for the entire country, especially for the entire government machinery, entire administrative system and for those who are ruling the country and Delhi.

Jain said that this most barbaric and heinous crime was committed in Delhi where all centres of power of this country are situated. He demanded that the culprits be hanged in public so that nobody in future can even think of committing such heinous crimes.

Residents of the city also came out to condole and express their grief for the victim, in the form of protests and candle light marches.

To pay respect to the Delhi rape victim, YUVA (Youth United for Voluntary Action) a youth group promoted by Yuvsatta, organised a prayer meeting in Sector 26.

Besides over 200 young people and others S K Setia, Joint Secretary(Estates), Chandigarh Administration, Jaswinder Kaur, Police Post Incharge, Sector 26, PC Sanghi, Chairman, FOSWAC and Krishan Lal, President, Residents Welfare Association, Sector 26 participated.

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