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CM Sheila Dikshit joins `Women Dignity March` in Delhi

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 13:22

New Delhi: Hundreds of people marched here today to demand better rights and greater security for women.

The ``Women Dignity March`` began from Pragati Maidan, close to India Gate, a little past 11 a.m., and went all the way to Rajghat.

At Rajghat, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who has condemned all incidents of violence and sexual assault against women and emphasized on the dire need to ensure their safety and security, led the protesters in paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi.

Dikshit, who has locked horns with the Union Home Ministry and the Delhi Police following the rise in crimes against women in the national capital, said earlier last week that society should be united in fighting against such heinous crimes.

Dikshit had earlier said that her government has requested Delhi Police to deploy more PCR vans and to widely publicise police protocols and impart training to police personnel.

In a bid to check crimes against women in the national capital, the Delhi Government on Monday launched a round-the-clock helpline ``181`` for offering immediate help to women in distress.

Delhi Police is likely to produce chargesheet of the Delhi gang rape case before the High Court today.

Delhi Police had earlier invoked murder charges against the six men allegedly involved in the gang-rape of the 23-year-old girl in a moving bus after she died in a Singapore hospital.

Amid outpouring of anger and grief in the country, the body of the gang-rape victim was flown to New Delhi from Singapore early on Sunday morning and cremated within hours.

The girl was gang-raped and brutally assaulted allegedly by six men in a moving bus in south Delhi on December 16 night. (ANI)

First Published: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 09:05

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