Delhi gang-rape case: Students protest outside Sheila Dikshit's residence

New Delhi Scores of Delhi University students on Tuesday staged a protest outside Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's residence in New Delhi demanding better security for women in the city and stringent punishment to those involved in rape and brutal assault of a 23-year-old girl, who is battling for life.

The students shouted slogans against Ms Dikshit accusing her of not doing anything on safety of women and shifting the blame on police for crimes against women.

"Doesn't she have any responsibility towards the women as Chief Minister of the city? Cannot she take up the issue vociferously with the Union Government?" a protester, outside Ms Dikshit's 3 Motilal Nehru residence, said.

The students said they would hold a protest on Wednesday as well.

Meanwhile, officials said Ms Dikshit spoke to the family members of the victims and assured them that her government was behind them.

Talking to reporters, the Chief Minister said she would recommend to the Centre to amend existing legislation to ensure that perpetrators of rape do not get bail.

Story First Published: December 18, 2012 21:21 IST

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