India: Antirape protests continue after death of police officer
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||25 December 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, India: Antirape protests continue after death of police officer, 25 December 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/50ed343928.html [accessed 17 December 2014]|
December 25, 2012
Demonstrators shout slogans as police use water cannons to disperse them near the presidential palace during a protest rally in New Delhi on December 22, following the gang rape of a woman on a municipal bus.
Authorities have sealed off a high-security zone in the Indian capital for a second day to put an end to a week of demonstrations against the brutal gang rape of a woman on a moving municipal bus.
With police blocking roads in central New Delhi, dozens of demonstrators on gathered on December 25 at a venue about a kilometer from the parliament building to press the government to ensure the security of women.
A police officer injured in clashes with protesters on December 23 has died in a hospital two days later.
Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said authorities have filed murder charges against some protesters alleged to have been involved in the clashes.
Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and ANI