On Saturday, Protests erupted in the national Capital in the wake of the horrific rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad.
According to Hindustan Times, A 24-year-old woman Anu Dubey, sat alone on a pavement near gate number 3 of the Parliament on the morning of Saturday protesting with a placard: ‘Why I can’t feel safe in my own Bharat’, students of Delhi University also marched from Patel Chowk metro station to Parliament Street police station and burnt the bust of the Telangana government.
Dubey was detained and taken to Parliament Street police station after she allegedly refused police’s directions to move to Jantar Mantar if she wanted to continue her agitation.
The protest by the DU students was given by Congress’s student wing National Students’ Union of India (NSUI). Demanding justice for the victim, students and activists appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the nation on the increasing rise in the crime against women.
NSUI Delhi President Akshay Lakra said “The brutal killing of the victim was painful and the accused should be punished immediately. The provision of at least death penalty should be implemented on such a heinous crime,”
Lakra also condemned the statements made by Telangana home minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali who said it was unfortunate that the woman had decided to call her sister instead of the police on the night she went missing.
On Friday, Raising their voices against the crime, students from Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), Indian Youth Congress (IYC) and the National Students Union of India (NSUI) also held a separate protests. ABVP JNU unit secretary Manish Jangid said “This type of incident is going to embarrass the country. The government and other responsible people will have to ensure that such incidents take place soon,”
Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal also met Dubey at the police station. Taking cognizance of her complaint the commission has sent a notice to Delhi Police asking them to register an FIR.
Deputy commissioner of police (New Delhi) Eish Singhal said Dubey was asked to go to Jantar Mantar if she wishes to continue with her protest.
Eish Singhal said “Since she refused to do so, she was detained and taken to Parliament Street police station. We noted her grievances and she was allowed to leave. No case was registered against her,”
The DCP also said that the woman also gave them a complaint against some police personnel accusing them of misbehavior and assault. “We are looking into the allegations,” he said.
In its notice to the police, DCW said it has taken cognisance of Dubey’s complaint of the alleged gross misbehaviour, harassment and violence by Delhi Police personnel. The commission’s notice read that the woman was allegedly “thrown on a bed where 3 women police officers sat over her and beat her. She also had scratch marks on her body and blood was also coming out from her wounds.”