On Sunday, August 25, Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor joined a protest march against the gang-rape of a 22-year-old photojournalist in Mumbai.
Ahead of the march, Sonam tweeted: Lets fight back! Be there at joggers park, bandra today at 5pm to protest against the brutality towards women. Ill be there to support it!
Sonam was surrounded by a sea of protestors, many holding up slogans that read ‘shame shame' and ‘justice delayed justice denied.'
‘Shame' was the prevailing sentiment expressed by the protestors.
The five men arrested for the gang-rape of the young photographer in the heart of Mumbai will be tried by a fast-track court, the state government has said.
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Photojournalists hold placards and cameras as they take part in a protest rally in Mumbai. Five men allegedly gang-raped a woman photojournalist in south Mumbai, stirring memories of a similar incident eight months ago in New Delhi which triggered nationwide protests.
In Parliament, Opposition members attacked the Congress, which rules both in Maharashtra and at the Centre, over the rise in crime against women in the country. In this picture activists in Thane are seen protesting against the gangrape of a photojournalist.
The police have arrested one man, who they claim has confessed and has also helped identify four others, who are expected to be arrested soon.
The young woman is in Jaslok Hospital, where a doctor said this evening that she had suffered some internal and external injuries, but is stable and not in intensive care.
Citizens, activists and journalists have gathered at Hutatama Chowk in south Mumbai in a silent protest. In this photo activists are seen protesting in Thane against the gang-rape.
The photojournalist's detailed statement to the police and that of a male colleague who was with her, helped identify the accused within hours, Mumbai's police chief said.
Photo of women activists protesting against the gangrape of the photojournalist in Mumbai
Girl students carry a girl in a cage as they shout slogans during a protest against Mumbai gang-rape in Sangli.