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THE WAVE of protests that has followed the gruesome incident the rape and torture of the 23- year- old paramedic has been completely unpredictable. From the mildly angry protest marches on Capital's roads initially, to the violent clashes Rashtrapati Bhawan the nature of the protests has remained dynamic.

Reports of the shocking incident that occurred on Sunday night started coming in on Monday morning and by the evening when the full horror of the incident was realised, students from Jawaharlal Nehru University started marching on the roads.

On Tuesday, the size of the protests grew with around 200 women mobilised by All India Democratic Women's Association ( AIDWA), staging a protest outside the Delhi Police headquarters.

On Wednesday, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad ABVP), the student wing of BJP along with some other student parties came out on the lawns on India Gate with their candles. By Thursday, rumours about some of the protest marches being headed by Kejriwal's m dmi Party ( P) started circulating and questions about Kejriwal's strategy were being asked. The P leader made a formal entry to the protests by holding a separate one at Jantar Mantar on Friday. From then on it has been the public itself which has been arranging marches on its own.

Several individuals and organisations tried to steer the huge turnout on the ground in their own direction but the demonstrations have not let themselves be commanded by anyone for long.

The protests have been free from the influence of many who attempted to steer it in their personal direction

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Publication:Mail Today (New Delhi, India)
Date:Dec 30, 2012
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