Women march to Rashtrapati Bhawan to protest gangrape, vent rage at gates, barricades
A large number of women activists and students today marched towards Pranab Mukherjee-occupied Rashtrapati Bhavan to protest against the gangrape of a young girl in a moving bus and demand stringent action against rapists. The extent of their anger was clear from the violent manner they stormed the gates and tried to break through them.
They are protesting the fact that none of the authorities is taking the events of the last few days seriously as is clear from the central and state govt's actions.
The protesters under the aegis of AIDWA, YWCA and JNUSU among others started their march from Rajpath and as they reached Vijay Chowk, they went past the barricades erected at the entrance of Raisina Hills and moved towards Rashtrapati Bhavan and South and North Blocks.
Police stopped the protesters at Rashtrapati Bhavan gates.
Carrying placards and shouting slogans, the protesters demanded stringent punishment for rapists and many of them were seen trying to push away impediments in their path.
One of the girls identified as Swati managed to go near the Rashtrapati Bhavan but was escorted back later.
"They say we need permission to enter there. Why do