Delhi-gangrape: Anger across India

On Sunday, December 16, a young girl was gang-raped by six men on a moving bus. The brutal rape angered India, with protests held across the country.

United in grief

Women MPs from the BJP and other parties protested outside Parliament demanding better safety in the capital. Party leaders united in taking the government to task over the brutal gang-rape and in demanding that fast-track courts be set up without delay.

At police headquarters, anger, shock and outrage

150 women and students gathered outside police headquarters in Delhi for nearly three hours demanding increased police presence on the streets and fast-track courts to deal with rape. They were prevented from entering the building to meet police commissioner Neeraj Kumar.

Protests reach Sheila Dikshit’s home

Protests reached the residence of Delhi Chief Minister with shouted slogans demanding that she resign. Police used water cannons on the protestors to stop them. Ms Dikshit, who was not at home, said "I welcome the representation from those who are protesting outside my house."

In Delhi, a little girl asks “what is rape?”

Angry citizens gathered at India Gate to share their outrage over the gang-rape. A father holding his eight-year-old daughter in his arms said “She asks me 'What is rape? How do I stop it?' What do I tell her?” 200 students also tried to march to Raisina Hill but were stopped by the police.

Raasta roko in the north

1000 students blocked the Jammu-Pathankot national highway demanding the death penalty for the men accused of the gang-rape. Traffic was blocked on the highway in Kathua district for nearly three hours. Separate protests were held by students from other colleges in Jammu.

Public rage, from Rajpath to Raisina Hill

Hundreds of women shouting “we want justice” marched from Rajpath to Rashtrapati Bhavan and the North and South blocks. The protestors tried to force their way into Rashtrapati Bhavan but were stopped by police. They briefly surrounded West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan’s car.

Uttarakhand’s angry women burn effigies

The Uttarakhand BJP’s women’s wing took to the streets of Haldwani shouting anti-Congress slogans. The BJP Pradesh Mahila Morcha also protested and burnt effigies across the state. They alleged that law and order had touched an all-time low under the UPA government.

Mumbai prays for Delhi gang-rape survivor

A candle-light vigil was organized at Juhu Beach by The Help Mumbai Foundation which works to create awareness about sexual harassment. Women spoke about being eve-teased on local trains.

Anger in Andhra Pradesh

Students shouted slogans at a rally in Kakinada, criticizing the government’s failure to protect women from sexual harassment in New Delhi. They also presented a memorandum asking the government to take strict measures to prevent violence against women.

Kolkata prays for Delhi gang-rape victim

In Kolkata, people gathered at the Kali temple in Behala and at a mosque in the Kidderpore area to pray for the gang-rape victim.


A group of 50 people with flowers and cards kept vigil overnight at Delhi’s Safadarjung Hospital where the victim is fighting for her life after multiple surgeries.

Anger spreads to north-east

Members of All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) took out a protest rally against the Delhi gang-rape in Guwahati on Friday.

Protests reach Supreme Court

Hundreds of students gathered to protest against the gang-rape incident outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on Friday.

Enough is enough, says Bangalore

In a unique rally in Bangalore, women clad in black dresses protested against crime against women.

'Justice is dead'

Protesters in Bangalore appeared frustrated with low rate of conviction in rape cases in the country. National crime records show that 228,650 of the total 256,329 violent crimes recorded last year targeted women, with conviction rates for rape cases at 26%.

Clamour grows for stronger laws, swifter punishment

According to a think-tank report published at least 20 political leaders, accused of raping women, contested in elections in the last five years. It also said that political parties had given tickets to 260 men who were charged with other crimes against women, including molestation.

'Take action or face violent reaction'

Around 70 activists of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) marched to Congress President Sonia Gandhi's residence from Jantar Mantar holding candles and shouting slogans against the government and demanding immediate action in the rape case.

Death for rapists, demand protesters

Hundreds of people took out candle light marches across Jammu, praying for the speedy recovery of the girl raped in Delhi, and demanded strict punishment for the culprits.

'Women have rights too'

Students in Guwahati held protests against the incident with women demanding justice for the survivor. In July this year, the city witnessed a girl being molested on TV for around 40 minutes on a busy street. 11 of the 16 accused in the case were convicted by court.

'We want justice'

Capital punishment in rape cases has been one of the key demands made by activists after the recent incident. In Allahabad, a woman dressed as Santa Claus holds a placard which reflected the mood across the nation.