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Delhi Mizo Girl Rape case: Northeast students Protested (Photos)

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New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) – Holding placards and shouting slogans, scores of students and professionals from India’s northeast protested here Monday against the rape of a BPO staffer from Mizoram and submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Northeast and Mizo Students demand Safer Delhi for Girls

(Picture: Northeast and Mizo Students demand Safer Delhi for Girls during Protest against frequent sexual harassment met out at Northeast girls and also to seek justice for the latest victim from Mizoram, a BPO staffer on Nov. 24 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on Monday, November 29, 2010. Photo courtesy: Zolengthe.net. Active Link at the bottom)

Photo of Northeast and Mizo students in Delhi during Protest

(Photo of Northeast and Mizo students in Delhi during Protest against frequent sexual harassment met out at Northeast girls and also to seek justice for the latest victim from Mizoram, a BPO staffer on Nov. 24 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on Monday, November 29, 2010. Photo courtesy: Zolengthe.net. Active Link at the bottom)

According to Madhu Chandra, spokesperson of the Northeast Support Centre and Helpline, nearly 1,000 people participated in the protest. It was organised by the Mizo Students Union and the Mizoram Welfare Association.

HT Sangliana, former MP at Delhi Northeast students' protest

(HT Sangliana, former MP at Delhi Northeast students' protest. Photo courtesy of Zolengthe.net)

Placards with slogans like ‘Delhi Police Act Now!’ and ‘Justice should be given to the victim’ were held by the protestors. They demanded that the BPO company where the victim worked should be booked for inadequate safety measures for its employees.

Zolengthe Admin at the Protest

(Well known Zo blogger Pu Zou, Zolengthe.net Admin at the Protest. Thanks to him for all the photos here)

They submitted a memorandum to the prime minister seeking compensation for the victim under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities Act). According to Chandra, she belonged to the Scheduled Caste category.

‘Students from the northeast who live in Delhi are often subjected to harassment and discrimination because of the way they look. But unfortunately, despite cases of sexual harassment, authorities do very little except making lofty promises,’ Chandra said.

Delhi Northeast students during Protest

Delhi Northeast students during Protest

On Friday, Delhi Police released a sketch of one of the accused based on CCTV footage of the four accused and after questioning the victim’s friend.

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