Anna backs protesters against rape

Last Updated: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 13:19 hrs

Condemning the Delhi gang rape case, veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday extended his support to the young protesters issuing statement in solidarity.

"The kind of protests the youths are showing in particular are very significant. But I request the youth power to restrict themselves from causing any kind of destruction to our national property during such protests," said the activist via social networking site.

"You should keep in your mind that the bystanders on road or passers-by are our own brothers and sisters. They should not be harmed in any manner," he urged.

He has also extended his support to the youths' demand for capital punishment to the convicts.

"The miscreants should be hanged till death so that no other person ever dares to commit such misdeed in future. We'll keep on fighting with this," he said.

Meanwhile police has resorted to teargassing and use of water cannons to control the crowds at the India Gate.

Also, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress general secretary on Sunday met one group of protesters who were camping on streets and agitating relentlessly to decry the Delhi gangrape.

The protesters after coming out of the residence of Sonia Gandhi said they were assured of action and appealed to other protesters to maintain peace as they continue to agitate.

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