UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi Saturday said the government had heard the people's voice demanding an end to crime against women.
"I want to assure you that your voice has been heard," she said in a statement after the 23-year-old gang-rape victim died in Singapore earlier in the day.
Gandhi said she was aware that people had taken to the streets in large numbers in support of the victim.
As a woman and mother, she said, she shared the people's concerns following the Delhi gang-rape and growing violence against women.
She urged the people to remain calm and "help strengthen our collective resolve" to stop such crimes.
Image: People hold banners to seek capital punishment for the rapists as they gather to mourn the death of the 23-year-old gang rape victim, in New Delhi, India , Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. The young Indian woman who was gang-raped and severely beaten on a bus in New Delhi died Saturday at a Singapore hospital, after her ordeal galvanized Indians to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence. (AP)