Large gathering are banned tomorrow in and around India Gate in central Delhi, the police in the national capital said today. However, a total of 100 people can be at Jantar Mantar, 3 km from India Gate, if they have permission of the “competent authority”. “No gathering is permissible around India Gate due to imposition of Section 144 CrPC,” the Delhi Police tweeted.
A protest meet was planned at India Gate tomorrow for the 20-year-old from Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras, whose gang rape and brutal torture had reminded many of Nirbhaya.
The choice of date was significant – October 2 is the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who was among the first to raise voice for the cause of the oppressed members of the so-called lower castes. The woman, a member of the Scheduled Castes, had died on Tuesday at a Delhi hospital after fighting for her life for two weeks.