Protests continue, tributes pour in for gangrape victim


Hundreds of people, including students and social activists, continued their protests across the state on Sunday against the recent Delhi gangrape incident.

A group of people took out a candlelight march at Vastrapur lake in Ahmedabad where over 400 students demonstrated against the rising rape incidents in the state and other parts of the country. They also demanded quick investigations into the rape cases in the state.

Outfits like Democratic Students Organisation, Democratic Youth Organisation and Mahila Sanskruti Sangathan joined hands in the protest rallies.

"The recent rape cases in the state after the Delhi gangrape incident are shameful as it claims to be safe for women. We want speedier investigations and strictest punishment for the rapists," said Rimi, a social activist.

In Vadodara, activists also staged demonstrations with banners in their hand reading "Hang the rapists" at Birds Circle near Race Course in the evening.

MSU mourns death of gangrape victim

Officer bearers, teachers and students of MS University also paid tribute to the victim by observing silence for two minutes at Navlakhi ground where they gathered to carry out a car rally to promote alumni meet of the varsity next week.

As a mark of sorrow, Chancellor Mrunalini Devi Paur, Vice-Chancellor Prof Yogesh Singh, teachers, students and alumni tied black ribbons on their arms.

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