Thousands of people took to the streets in various cities of the country on Sunday to protest the rising incidents of sexual violence against women. Over the last two weeks, two such cases have shaken the nation. A third case of the death of a 9-year-old girl in Surat has also surfaced.
Carrying banners and placards, protesters marched in New Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow and other cities, demanding that the government quickly prosecute the rape suspects. Candlelight vigils were also held in some places.