Delhi Gangrape: ‘Black Saturday’ being observed across India

TNI Bureau: India’s brave heart daughter, who was battling for life at Mount Elizabeth in Singapore and finally closed her eyes forever, simbolised the best Indian youth. Expressing condolence on the death of the 23-year-old gangrape victim, entire nation was shocked. The President of India broke his silence on the incident, saying her death will not go in vain.

Delhi Chife Minister Sheila Dikshit while expressing her grief said that such heinous crime should not be repeated further. She appealed the protesters to maintain calm while marching toward India Gate or Jantar Mantar where they will demonstrate against the tragedy.

Thousands of protesters began marching at JNU demanding justice for the victim, who died after struggling for 13 days. Today is being observed as Black Saturday as we lost a brave girl and even the doctors in Singapore could not save her life. This is a shame not only for Delhi but also for entire nation where women are not safe and becoming the victim of rape/gangrape everyday. The protesters paid tribute to the victim at Jantar Mantar. A group of girls marched towards Juhu Beach in Mumbai where they prayed for the soul to rest in peace.

The family of the victim hoped that the death will make India safer for women. Fighting with great courage after sustaining serious injuries to vital organs, the Delhi brave heart had expressed her intention to live and wanted the rapists should be punished. “I want to live,” the girl had told her brother and mother when they first met her on December 19, three days after she was brutally gangraped and assaulted in a moving bus in south Delhi.

During her treatment, she was communicating through signs and gave her statements to the SDM not once but twice. It proves that she was alive because of her will power. But finally, she lost her life as her condition was extremely critical and she was suffering from infection of lungs and abdomen and she had an injury to brain.

The Singapore hospital authorities said that she was struggling against all odds. But no surgery could be conducted immediately as the patient was not fit for the operation. Already she had undergone surgeries for two times at Safdarjung Hospital.

Reacting to the death of the brave girl, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said that the government is committed to making necessary changes in law. RPN Singh assured the family of the girl that strong punishment will be given to the rapists against whom murder charges have been filed.

Kiran Bedi said, former IPS officer, said that Police reforms is the need of the hour. Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that we need to bring strong law, fast proceedings in court to punish the rapists as soon as possible. This is a heinous crime and the national tragedy, said former Speaker Somnath Chatterjee.

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