New Delhi: Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has termed the anger of people over the recent gang-rape of a medical student as ‘genuine and justified’. He, however, appealed to all to maintain peace and calm. The protest on Sunday evening turned violent at India Gate as a section of the demonstrators pelted stones at policemen and set vehicles afire.
“We are all joined in our concern for the young woman who was the victim of a heinous crime in Delhi. There is genuine and justified anger and anguish at this ghastly incident. We are constantly monitoring her medical condition. Let us all pray for her and her loved ones during this critical time,” the PM said in his media statement Sunday night.
“I feel deeply sad at the turn of events leading to clashes between protesters and police forces. I appeal to all concerned citizens to maintain peace and calm. I assure you that we will make all possible efforts to ensure security and safety to all women in this country. I seek the cooperation of all sections of the society to help us in this endeavour and maintain peace.”