Curfew in New Delhi, 7 metro stations shut
The government imposed a curfew in New Delhi district on Sunday to check the protests that threatened to go out of control. It also closed seven metro stations in Delhi.
The move came after some protesters carried out overnight demonstrations at Vijay Chowk and India Gate protesting against the gang rape of a 23-year-old medical student on December 16.
Police evacuated the areas and took the protesters away in buses.
Reports said seven metro stations near India Gate - Patel Chowk, Udyog Bhavan, Race Course, Central Secretariat, Khan Market, Barakhamba Road and Mandi House - were closed from 6am on Sunday and the entire area from Vijay Chowk to India Gate had been cordoned off.
The police have reportedly asked the protesters to move to Ramlila Ground.
More demonstrations are scheduled to take place in Delhi and other cities across the country on Sunday.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde met protesters on Saturday and assured them of action against the accused.
Latest reports said the victim was responding well to treatment. She has been off the ventilator for about two days now.
Image: Protesters gather in front of police barricades near the Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Police used tear gas and water cannons to push back thousands of people who tried to march to the presidential mansion to protest the recent gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a moving bus. (AP)