Prez daughter condemns Delhi gangrape

Last Updated: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 17:11 hrs

Outraged over the Delhi gang rape case and the brutality associated with it, President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmishtha Mukherjee backed the protesters and expressed concern that rape has become a common phenomenon.

"Rape in any case is a brutal thing to happen to anybody but the kind of way...I mean it´s beyond every kind of´s absolutely monstrous," Sharmishtha Mukherjee told NDTV.

Reacting on the way protesters have marched to the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Raisina Hill, she backed the protests and urged for more security as well as more police patrolling.

"It is not one day´s incident´s anger. The volcano has been has now come out," she told the channel.

She also extended her support on zero tolerance to tinted glasses and asked for more presence of uniformed people in public transport to give a sense of security to the people.

Meanwhile, 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 the 23-year-old medical student on Dec 16.

Police evacuated the areas and took the protesters away in buses.

Seven metro stations near India Gate - Patel Chowk, Udyog Bhavan, Race Course, Central Secretariat, Khan Market, Barakhamba Road and Mandi House - were closed from 6 am on Sunday.

More demonstrations are scheduled to take place in Delhi and other cities across the country on Sunday.

Latest reports said the victim was responding well to treatment. She has been off the ventilator for two days now.

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