Large gathering banned at India Gate amid massive outrage over Hathras incident
New Delhi/IBNS: All kinds of public gatherings have been prohibited in and around the iconic India Gate in central Delhi on Friday, the police informed in a tweet.
"No gathering is permissible around India Gate due to imposition of Section 144 CrPC," DCP New Delhi informed in a tweet.
However, a gathering of up to 100 persons is permissible at designated places around the Jantar Mantar in the national capital with prior permission.
"The general public is hereby informed that in view of DDMA order dated 03.09.2020 a total gathering upto 100 persons is permissible at the designated place i.e. Jantar Mantar and that too with prior permission of the competent authority," another tweet read.
The general public is hereby informed that in view of DDMA order dated 03.09.2020 a total gathering upto 100 persons is permissible at the designated place i.e. Jantar Mantar and that too with prior permission of the competent authority.— DCP New Delhi (@DCPNewDelhi) October 1, 2020
This comes as a protest meet was planned at India Gate on Friday for the 19-year-old victim from Uttar Pradesh's Hathras, who died two weeks after she was brutally was gangraped by four men.
The heinous crime has left the nation shocked and people have started drawing parallels with the brutalisation of Nirbhaya, the 23-year-old Delhi woman gangraped eight years ago.
The Nirbhaya case had witnessed people hitting the streets in spontaneous protest. The biggest of these protests were held at Delhi's India Gate.
The Yogi Adityanath government has come under attack after the 19-year old was dragged by her dupatta, gangraped by four men, got her spinal cord damaged and her tongue cut.
Two weeks after the incident, which occurred on Sept 14, the girl succumbed to her injuries at a Delhi hospital on Tuesday morning.
In an even more shocking incident in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Uttar Pradesh, the law and order of which has often come under the scanner, the dead body of the girl was cremated by police officials in the dead of night denying the family members a look at the victim for the last time.
Nationwide outrage and intense criticism of the UP government along with demands of justice for the Hathras woman had poured out on social media
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, whose resignation has been demanded by various opposition politicians and angry people on social media, on Wednesday constituted a SIT to probe into the heinous crime and also ordered a trial against the accused in a fast-track court.
Earlier, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) India had sought responses from the state authorities within four weeks.