NCHRO Participate in Joint protest for demanding justice for the gang-rape victim of Hathras
02 October 2020
Thousands of protesters took to the streets in evening demanding justice for the gang-rape victim of Hathras — an incident that has shaken the conscience of the nation. Human rights origination NCHRO also participate in this joint protest at Jantar Mantar. “The UP government has no right to stay in power. Our demand is that justice should be served” protesters said. Security has been tightened around the India Gate as the protests are in the vicinity. On Thursday night, Delhi Police clarified that no assembly would be permitted at the India Gate as CrPc section 144 has been imposed barring gathering of more than four people. However, gathering is permitted at Jantar Mantar. After this ,Protesters came to Delhi’s Jantar Mantar this evening in protest against the government for what they say not doing enough to stop crime against women.
While the police order said only 100 people would be allowed at Jantar Mantar, at least 500 turned up at the protest this evening. Hundreds of people including leaders from opposition parties also gathered there to demand justice in the alleged gang rape and murder case of a 20-year-old woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras. After sunset, the protesters lit up candles and stood holding them in the dark, as policemen watched over them. The date of protests is significant – today is Gandhi Jayanti, or the anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, who was among the first to fight for oppressed members of the so-called lower castes.
Adv. Ansar Indori
Exco member, NCHRO