This incident shook the entire nation, it initiated widespread protests and led many women to put an end to their silence over sexual violence that goes generally unreported in the country. The night of 16th December, not only did it wake up an ignited fire in every citizen to fight against the evils of the society but to seek justice for every woman who underwent through such ordeals. There was a lot of communal outrage due to this hideous incident. There were a lot of candle light marches, solidarity movements and protests. Immediately after the news was broadcasted nation-wide about the gang rape, protests erupted in Delhi and all over the country.
The public in Delhi was so driven-up by the tragedy that police resorted to tear gas to control the crowds. In the initial weeks, “Hang the rapists” was the vociferous cry of the Indian media. Nothing less than capital punishment would