The brutal gangrape and murder of an 8-year-old child from Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir and a 17-year-old girl from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh has pushed the people of the country to protest, and demand that be justice be served. Several groups of people from different cities took to the street to demand justice for these gruesome crimes.
The #MyStreetMyProtest campaign is gaining momentum across different states in the country. Congregations of people belonging to different age groups held up banners and placards and raised slogans condemning the heinous acts.
Citizens of Bengaluru gathered in several places in the city to show their support for the campaign. Citizens also gathered in Trivandrum, Hyderabad, and Chennai with banners that read "Protect Women", "Death sentence for rapists," etc.
On April 14, over 100 people gathered at Necklace Road in Hyderabad to demand justice. The protest saw the participation of families, activists, students and many more.
Here are some of the pictures from the various cities.
#JusticeForAsifa #JusticeForTheSurvivorAtUnnao #MyStreetMyProtestâ€” the zibi (@zibijamal) April 15, 2018
We stood at the Inorbit Mall corner in Whitefield. Gives me hope that men & women off the streets joined in.
Bus drivers took posters to display on the dashboard. pic.twitter.com/COcZiOOkWS
First time young women protesters - a geologist, a nurse, a school student, MBBS, MBA students - join protests in #Trivandrum . Say, "we are women. We have to speak up. culprits have to be punished." @ndtv #MyStreetMyProtest, #NotInMyName #Kerala pic.twitter.com/iiFxU4Gxfoâ€” Sneha Koshy (@SnehaMKoshy) April 15, 2018
Parents in Trivandrum joining the protests with their children, against rapes, violence in India. Saying they worry for their children. Want justice for the victims/survivors. #MyStreetMyProtest #NotInMyName #Kerala pic.twitter.com/IkEj1WWUGAâ€” Sneha Koshy (@SnehaMKoshy) April 15, 2018
Made it to the protest meeting at Valluvar Kottam demanding justice for Unnao and Kathua at the fag end.Many were holding candles anti Modi slogans heard So important for leaders to speak up and render justice swiftly #Unnao #KathuaHorror pic.twitter.com/ZoGPYhhBljâ€” sudha umashanker (@sudhaumashanker) April 14, 2018
This photo communicate many things!â€” Sanjeevee sadagopan (@sanjusadagopan) April 14, 2018
Clicked at Valluvar kootam, #Chennai#JusticeforAsifa #JusticeForAshifa @PoojaPrasanna4 @madhavpramod1 @Mugilan__C @priyankathiru @sjeeva26 @am_Lavu @21_vaishu @payalmehta100 @RKRadhakrishn @NairShilpa1308 pic.twitter.com/9dyIOwXTBd
Made it. pic.twitter.com/ZSSnv4efDuâ€” Hari Prasad S (@HariTVT) April 14, 2018
Chennai demands justice for Kathua & Unnano rape incidents, People from Chennai gather at Valluvar kootam to demand #JusticeforAsifa & Unnao victim!Many women are kids are part of the protestâ€” Sanjeevee sadagopan (@sanjusadagopan) April 14, 2018
#JusticeForAshifa @PoojaPrasanna4 @madhavpramod1 @priyankathiru @am_Lavu @21_vaishu pic.twitter.com/1XRyQM64aN