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A month after Delhi gangrape, protesters hold candlelight vigil at Jantar Mantar

Press Trust of India
Jan 16, 2013 at 10:09pm IST

New Delhi: A number of people gathered in Jantar Mantar on Wednesday evening for a candlelight vigil to mark one month of the gruesome gangrape and assault of a 23-year-old paramedic student in the national capital.

People holding lit candles marched towards Parliament Street but were prevented from moving beyond Jantar Mantar.

Activist Kiran Bedi was also present at the function. She said there was a need for citizen-social audit of systems. "Through this, I mean annual performance check of local police station and court by a team of system experts," she said.

Delhi gangrape: Candlelight vigil at Jantar Mantar

People holding lit candles marched towards Parliament Street but were prevented from moving beyond Jantar Mantar.

Protesters said they were holding a peaceful protest which would continue till there was justice for the victim who is no more. The girl was gangraped and assaulted by six men in a moving bus on December 16. She later passed away in a Singapore hospital on December 29.

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