One month later, candlelight march at Jantar Mantar

Indo Asian News Service

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Over hundred people protesting the Dec 16 gruesome gang-rape marched to Jantar Mantar with lit candles Wednesday evening to silently mark one month since the crime was committed.

"Today we remember the braveheart who died after fighting for her life for several days," said Radhika, who has been joining protests at Jantar Mantar since Dec 20.

People lit candles and marched towards Parliament Street. However, they were prevented by policemen from moving beyond Jantar Mantar.

"We are holding a peaceful protest which we will continue till there is justice for the woman who has died. We want justice, and we want amendment in laws dealing with rape," said Nupur Sharma, a college student.

Among the protestors was former woman Indian Police Service officer Kiran Bedi.

Bedi demanded a social audit of the police forces and the judiciary. "We should demand that gender sensitivity be taught in schools and colleges," Bedi said.

"We should teach our daughters to be brave," Bedi said, as she remembered the 23-year-old student of physiotherapy who died Dec 29 in a Singapore hospital after battling for life for over a week after being brutally raped by six men in a moving bus Dec 16.