Janta Curfew and December 2012 gang rape convicts hanged: India this week

PM Modi’s appeal for a people’s curfew to control the spread of coronavirus and four convicts of the Delhi gang rape and murder case hanged to death; a roundup of top photos from across the country.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to the nation on coronavirus pandemic in New Delhi, on Thursday, March 19. During the address the PM called for a people’s curfew (Janta Curfew) on Sunday, as a symbol of India’s determination and a test of future preparedness. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to the nation on coronavirus pandemic in New Delhi, on Thursday, March 19. During the address the PM called for a people’s curfew (Janta Curfew) on Sunday, as a symbol of India’s determination and a test of future preparedness. (PTI)

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Railway cleaning staff chemically disinfect and sanitize a Rajdhani train as a precautionary measure in view of coronavirus concerns at Railway Yard, Ajmeri Gate in New Delhi. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Railway cleaning staff chemically disinfect and sanitize a Rajdhani train as a precautionary measure in view of coronavirus concerns at Railway Yard, Ajmeri Gate in New Delhi. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Asha Devi, mother of the 2012 Delhi gang rape victim celebrates with her neighbours at her residence after the four convicts were hanged, in Dwarka. The four convicts were hanged to death on Friday at 5.30 am inside Tihar’s jail number 3. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Asha Devi, mother of the 2012 Delhi gang rape victim celebrates with her neighbours at her residence after the four convicts were hanged, in Dwarka. The four convicts were hanged to death on Friday at 5.30 am inside Tihar’s jail number 3. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

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South African cricketer Faf du Plessis undergoes thermal screening before entering a hotel as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 outbreak, in Kolkata. India and South Africa were scheduled to play a three match one day international series, with the first one washed out due to rain and the remaining two called off amid coronavirus concerns. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

South African cricketer Faf du Plessis undergoes thermal screening before entering a hotel as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 outbreak, in Kolkata. India and South Africa were scheduled to play a three match one day international series, with the first one washed out due to rain and the remaining two called off amid coronavirus concerns. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

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A near empty view of the corridors of Connaught Place market due to people keeping away amid Coronavirus concerns, in New Delhi. (Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

A near empty view of the corridors of Connaught Place market due to people keeping away amid Coronavirus concerns, in New Delhi. (Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

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Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi leaves Parliament House after taking oath as a nominated member of Rajya Sabha during the ongoing Budget Session. As his name was called for oath-taking, members of opposition parties raised slogans against his nomination and staged a walkout. (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi leaves Parliament House after taking oath as a nominated member of Rajya Sabha during the ongoing Budget Session. As his name was called for oath-taking, members of opposition parties raised slogans against his nomination and staged a walkout. (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

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Protective suits for medical use being produced at a factory in Noida. There has been an increase in the demand for full body gowns, masks and other supplies due to the coronavirus outbreak. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

Protective suits for medical use being produced at a factory in Noida. There has been an increase in the demand for full body gowns, masks and other supplies due to the coronavirus outbreak. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

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A man shows his hand -- stamped by airport authorities as he was advised for self quarantine due to international travel history amid rising coronavirus concerns in Mumbai. (Prashant Waydande / REUTERS)

A man shows his hand -- stamped by airport authorities as he was advised for self quarantine due to international travel history amid rising coronavirus concerns in Mumbai. (Prashant Waydande / REUTERS)

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People in face masks throng to stock up on groceries amid a coronavirus fuelled panic at INA Market, in New Delhi. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

People in face masks throng to stock up on groceries amid a coronavirus fuelled panic at INA Market, in New Delhi. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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A public safety banner allaying coronavirus concerns is seen at Khan Market in New Delhi. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Friday said that markets in Delhi will remain shut from March 21 to 23 as traders try to restrict movement in the city’s busy markets. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

A public safety banner allaying coronavirus concerns is seen at Khan Market in New Delhi. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Friday said that markets in Delhi will remain shut from March 21 to 23 as traders try to restrict movement in the city’s busy markets. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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A panoramic view of an empty stretch of the National Highway-48 road which usually has heavy traffic throughout the day near Rajiv Chowk in the wake of PM Modi’s proposal of a ‘Janata curfew’ for the day between 7 am and 9 pm as part of social distancing to check the spread of the coronavirus. (Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)

A panoramic view of an empty stretch of the National Highway-48 road which usually has heavy traffic throughout the day near Rajiv Chowk in the wake of PM Modi’s proposal of a ‘Janata curfew’ for the day between 7 am and 9 pm as part of social distancing to check the spread of the coronavirus. (Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)

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Twenty one rebel Congress MLAs from Madhya Pradesh meet BJP National President JP Nadda in the presence of BJP leader Jotiraditya Scindia, in New Delhi. After the 21 MLAs deserted the Kamal Nath government, the veteran Congress leader resigned from his post just ahead of a crucial floor test. (PTI)

Twenty one rebel Congress MLAs from Madhya Pradesh meet BJP National President JP Nadda in the presence of BJP leader Jotiraditya Scindia, in New Delhi. After the 21 MLAs deserted the Kamal Nath government, the veteran Congress leader resigned from his post just ahead of a crucial floor test. (PTI)

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File Photo: Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor performs during Karva Chauth celebrations in Amritsar. Kapoor became the first Bollywood celebrity to test positive for coronavirus. (Narinder Nanu / AFP)

File Photo: Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor performs during Karva Chauth celebrations in Amritsar. Kapoor became the first Bollywood celebrity to test positive for coronavirus. (Narinder Nanu / AFP)

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Municipal Corporation staff spray disinfectants on Shikaras as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 in Srinagar. The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday banned entry of foreign tourists to Kashmir as a precautionary measure in view of the coronavirus. Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Nagaland have banned the entry all new tourists, both domestic and foreign. (Dar Yasin / AP)

Municipal Corporation staff spray disinfectants on Shikaras as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 in Srinagar. The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday banned entry of foreign tourists to Kashmir as a precautionary measure in view of the coronavirus. Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Nagaland have banned the entry all new tourists, both domestic and foreign. (Dar Yasin / AP)

UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2020 09:30 PM IST
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