Delhi Mizo Girl Rape case: Northeast students Protested (Photos)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- More Photos of the Protest at Zolengthe.net (All Photos are sourced from Zolengthe.net)
- Zolengthe.net Photos at Flickr