Press Esc to close
Wednesday 01 July 2015
News updated at 8:15 PM IST
Weather
Max: 33°C
Min : 19°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Delhi rape: Dikshit booed at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi, Dec 29, 2012 (IANS):

Security personnel escort Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit as she returns after anti-rape protesters forcibly stopped her at Jantar Mantar to take

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was booed by angry crowds at Jantar Mantar here Saturday when she went to the protest site to pay her tribute to the gang-rape victim who died in a Singapore hospital.

Furious young men and women were furious when they saw Dikshit approach the gathering with her security personnel, and began shouting: "Sheila Dikshit wapas jao!" and "Sheila Dikshit go back!"

As she kept walking towards the site, the crowds became angrier and noisier. A shaken chief minister quickly lit a candle under a tree, bowed her head and quickly left.

All through her brief presence at the site, policemen jostled with the more militant ones in the crowd to keep them from reaching the chief minister.

The protesters kept screaming that they would not allow any politician to reach Jantar Mantar.

Jantar Mantar is one of two spots where Delhi Police have allowed people protesting the death of the rape victim to gather.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Shuttler Jwala Gutta at a press conference at LB Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad...

Shuttler Jwala Gutta at a press conference at LB Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad...

Bollywood actress Sunny Leone after a press conference in Mumbai...

Bollywood actress Sunny Leone after a press conference in Mumbai...

Sadhus stand in a queue to register themselves for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave...

Sadhus stand in a queue to register themselves for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave...

A paramilitary soldier keeps a watch on the Jammu- Srinagar highway...

A paramilitary soldier keeps a watch on the Jammu- Srinagar highway...

Children reading the Quran in the holy month of Ramadan in Agartala...

Children reading the Quran in the holy month of Ramadan in Agartala...

A house collapses at Mirik after landslides triggered heavy rains in Darjeeling...

A house collapses at Mirik after landslides triggered heavy rains in Darjeeling...

Army aspirants travel on the roof of a train in Jodhpur after participating recruitment rally...

Army aspirants travel on the roof of a train in Jodhpur after participating recruitment rally...

Women take selfies with their girl children as part of the 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign...

Women take selfies with their girl children as part of the 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign...

Farmers participate in a bull race at a paddy field in Canning village in South 24 Pargana...

Farmers participate in a bull race at a paddy field in Canning village in South 24 Pargana...

Pranab Mukherjee offers prayers to the sacred Dwajasthambham (flag-mast) of Lord Shiva...

Pranab Mukherjee offers prayers to the sacred Dwajasthambham (flag-mast) of Lord Shiva...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523