In pictures: Protests and mourning over death of gang-rape victim
December 30, 2012
An Indian paints during a vigil. Saurabh Das / AP Photo
Protests briefly turned violent at Jantar Mantar, an area designated for protests in New Delhi, when a group of protestors tried to breach police barriers. Dar Yasin / AP Photo
Members of the student wing of India’s main opposition BJP try to break through a police cordon during a protest after the death of a young woman who was gang-raped on a bus in New Delhi on December 16. Altaf Qadri / AP Photo
Although there are daily reports in the Indian media chronicling sexual assault on women, ranging in age from infants to the elderly, this incident galvanised the nation. The tragedy brought thousands onto the streets across India, and cries to confront t???
An outpouring of anger and grief by millions across the country demanded better protection for women from sexual violence. Amit Dave / Reuters
A member of the student wing of the BJP confronts a policemen during a protest in Delhi. Dar Yasin / AP Photo
A demonstrator wields a stick during a protest in New Delhi. Danish Siddiqui / Retuers
Policemen stand guard outside the cremation ground during the funeral. A private cremation was held for the 23-year-old physiotherapy student early Sunday morning. Her sobbing father lit the funeral pyre, according to the Press Trust of India. Adnan Abidi???
Indians participate in a candle-lit vigil as the unnamed woman was cremated today. Dar Yasin / AP Phto
Members of India's Aam Aadmi Party candlelight vigil in Amritsar. Narinder Nanu / AFP Photo
Cries of death penalty for the six men accused of raping the student on the bus have continued. After the death of the girl, they now face murder charges. “Don’t hang them in the privacy of our jails. That will achieve nothing,” said Pranav Jalan, o???
An Indian protester holds a banner during a rally. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP Photo
The body of the rape victim was brought back to New Delhi from Singapore earlier this morning. EPA
From demanding safer public spaces for women, to amending laws for harsher punishments for violence against women to demanding better policing. Saurabh Das / AP Photo
The leader of the Congress party, Sonia Gandhi, sought to assure protestors following the victim’s death and said: “It deepens our determination to battle the pervasive, the shameful social attitudes and mindset that allow men to rape and molest women???