Monday, December 31, 2012
The Army cancels New Year celebrations for death of the Rape Victim
I had flown in from Singapore a few days back to be with my family and also celebrate the New Year at the prestigious United Services Club, right on the sea front at Colaba, lands end in Mumbai. My thoughts were however muddled and I felt it was not proper to dance and drink when the nation was emotionally charged up with the killing and earlier rape of the 23 year old girl in Delhi. The girl had been raped in a moving bus and severely assaulted and though taken to Singapore for treatment died because of organ failure. It is really sad. The body on return to Delhi from Singapore was received by the Prime Minister himself and her cremation was attended by the Delhi Chief Minister. Sonia Gandhi the Congress party leader cancelled all New Year celebrations.