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Delhi rape: Protesters march to India Gate

Posted on Dec 27, 05:51PM | IBNS

Large number of people on Thursday marched from south Delhi to India Gate in the national capital, protesting against the Delhi gangrape incident.

Demanding better safety and security for women and fast-tracking pending sexual assault cases, the protesters started their march from Nizamuddin area in south Delhi but the police stopped them at the Zakir Hussain-Subramania Bharti Marg crossing.

At least 300 people were participating in the march.

Prohibitory orders were placed in and around India Gate in the national capital following the anti-rape protests and violence earlier this week.

The police announced that the protesters, who are also demanding sacking of Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar, will not be allowed to march towards India Gate owing to prohibitory orders.

The protests, which included women, said the march would be peaceful.

New Delhi witnessed massive protests after a 23-year-old medical student was raped and brutally assaulted with an iron rod by six men on a moving bus in New Delhi and then thrown off along with her male friend on the night of Dec 16.