India was stunned 12 days ago when a 23-year-old girl was gang raped on a moving bus and thrown out of the vehicle, almost dead. As the details of the case became public, outrage and protests overtook the nation. As the victim breathed her last in Singapore on Saturday, people across the nation and the world are taking up the case to stage protests against rape and a government, which is still snoozing.
INDIANS IN Melbourne, Australia are standing up for the brave soul, who was at the receiving end of the assault of six men on a moving bus in Delhi for 40 minutes. The protesters gathered in front of the Indian consulate for a peaceful demonstration to express solidarity. They demanded through a memorandum that the government takes action to stop these gruesome crimes.
According to The Times of India, the memorandum also said, “We feel strongly about the recent gang rape incident in Delhi and the rising cases of rape and molestation of women all over India. We condemn the recent gang rape of a medical student in Delhi and all such heinous acts of rape and molestation anywhere.”
The cause was also taken up in Thailand, where a huge number of people of the Indian origin signed petitions addressing the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh urging him to take strong action against the criminals.