New Delhi: A day after violent protests rocked the capital, scores of people, mostly school students, today gathered at Jantar Mantar and asked the government to provide speedy justice to the accused in the gangrape case.
Police personnel in large numbers have been deployed across protest-hotspots like India Gate, Raisina Hills and Jantar Mantar.
The protesters shouted slogans demanding quick justice to those arrested on charges of raping the 23-year-old para-medical student from Dehradun last Sunday night in a moving bus in New Delhi.
Some of the protesters, who tried to march towards India Gate, one of the areas of Sunday's clashes, were prevented by the police and were diverted to Jantar Mantar which is the only spot that has been exempted from prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC clamped in New Delhi district, banning assembly of four or more persons.
Today's protests appeared muted as the police did not allow anybody reach near India Gate or Raisina Hills, which witnessed pitched battles between the security forces and the protesters on Sunday.
There were also small protests near Safdarjung Hospital, where the rape victim is undergoing treatment.
Violent protests had erupted Sunday at India Gate following which the police had lobbed 250 teargas shells and sprayed water jets besides using force to disperse the agitators.
First Published On : Dec 24, 2012 13:44 IST