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No celebration on 127th anniversary of Cong, praying for Delhi gangrape survivor: Sonia

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Dec 28, 2012 at 01:33pm IST

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said there will be no celebrations on the 127th anniversary of the party as the party was praying for the recovery of the 23-year-old Delhi gangrape survivor. "There will be no celebrations on Congress formation day for us. Our thoughts are with the young woman who is fighting for her life," Sonia said.

Demanding speedy justice in the case, Sonia said, "We wish she recovers and no time is lost in bringing the perpetrators to justice." Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured that the guilty will be brought to book. "You have my assurance that our government is committed to bring the guilty to justice as soon as possible," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said.

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Meanwhile, the 23-year-old has suffered significant brain injury and is struggling against odds for survival. The medical bulletin issued by Mount Elizabeth Hospital at 11.00 am read, "The patient continues to remain in an extremely critical condition. She is still receiving treatment at... Intensive Care Unit. Our medical team's investigations upon her arrival at the hospital yesterday showed that in addition to her prior cardiac arrest, she also had infection of her lungs and abdomen, as well as significant brain injury."

The report continued, "The patient is currently struggling against the odds, and fighting for her life. A multi-disciplinary team of specialists has been working tirelessly to treat her since her arrival, and is doing everything possible to stabilise her condition over the next few days. The High Commission of India has been fully supportive in helping the hospital and her family, and ensuring that the best care is made available."

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