More demonstrations held in city to mourn death of gangrape victim
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The Panjab University Campus Students Council (PUCSC) and Student Organization of Panjab University (SOPU) on Monday staged a silent protest at the PU Students' Centre in the memory of the 23-year-old Delhi gangrape victim who succumbed to injuries.
During the protest, student leaders asked the students not to celebrate New Year as the death of the rape victim is a big shame for the nation. The leaders said that though India got its freedom way back in 1947, women are not yet secure in the country.
SOPU president, Manoj Lubana said that they want to give a clear message to the society to respect women, give them freedom and make them feel secure, and demanded quick trials of the convicts.
The city unit of Janata Dal (United) held a condolence rally. The workers gathered at the Housing Board lightpoint and lit candles. They tied black ribbons on their faces and mouths to show show the weak and blind judicial system.
President of the unit Surinder Bhardwaj said that the recent act of rape committed on the Delhi girl has shaken the soul of the nation. He added that anger shown by the people of the country should be an eye-opener for the central Government to take immediate steps to set up fast track courts to decide such cases.
Bhardwaj said that the social organization in this country should also work to bring more moral responsibility in society. It should become mandatory that the rapists should be cast out, socially debarred with chopping of his nose and ears to live with the guilt and shame throughout his life.
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