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Protest march targets ‘notorious’ MG Road

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Gurgaon, December 24, 2012
First Published: 01:17 IST(24/12/2012) | Last Updated: 01:19 IST(24/12/2012)

Nearly 50 residents participated in a silent protest march on Sunday, from the Iffco Chowk Metro station to Sahara Mall on MG Road.

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"We chose this stretch because MG Road has been notorious for crime. We believe Sahara Mall is the dark underbelly of Gurgaon, with a reputation of being unsafe for women. Hence, we chose to end our demonstration there," said Shalini Venugopal, a resident of South City 1 and one of the organisers of the march.

According to one of the organisers, the march was held in Gurgaon and not India Gate because they feel charity begins at home.

"Gurgaon is not far behind Delhi when it comes to atrocities against women. Everyone seems to be going to India Gate but we wanted to spread the message here. This is where we live and we want change here," said Anil Jain, a resident of Old Gurgaon.

The group was followed by a Gurgaon police jeep and two constables walked behind the group. When Hindustan Times approached one of the police officers to understand their take on the incident, the constable said, "Whatever has happened is very bad and sad. But some things happen beyond our control."


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