Northeastern students' rally to protest BPO staffer's rape
Scores of students and others from the northeast living in the capital will hold a protest rally at Jantar Mantar on Monday to protest the gangrape of a BPO staffer from Mizoram earlier this week and demand speedy justice.delhi Updated: Nov 28, 2010 18:23 IST
Scores of students and others from the northeast living in the capital will hold a protest rally at Jantar Mantar on Monday to protest the gangrape of a BPO staffer from Mizoram earlier this week and demand speedy justice.
The rally will be organised by the Delhi Mizo Students Association and will begin at 1 pm.
Madhu Chandra, spokesperson of the Northeast Support Centre and Helpline said: "Students of the northeast who live in Delhi are often subjected to harassment and discrimination because of the way they look. But unfortunately, despite cases of sexual harassment against girls of the community, authorities do very little except make lofty promises".
"The rally therefore aims to voice out the community's angst against such unfair treatment meted out to them. And to demand for quick justice. Even last year there was a huge hue and cry after two such cases and a lot of promises were being made to make the city safer for the community, but nothing was being done," he added.
A 30-year-old Mizo woman was abducted by four men and gangraped in a moving goods carrier early Wednesday. She was abducted soon after being dropped along with another girl, 100 metres from her home, by her office vehicle in Dhaula Kuan area in south Delhi late in the night.
The men then drove all the way to Mongolpuri in northwest Delhi and dumped her there.
Police have registered a case and are investigating. On Friday, police released a sketch of one of the accused based on a CCTV footage of the four accused and by the questioning of the victim's friend.
First Published: Nov 28, 2010 18:22 IST