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'Let's turn Jantar Mantar into Tahrir Square!'

New Delhi, Jan 1: It has been four days since the gang-rape victim passed away. But the anger refuses to melt away in the very heart of the Indian capital.Within stone's throw distance of the

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: January 02, 2013 16:33 IST

Slogans target Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. There is an occasional slogan against Delhi's Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. But not one person has any good thing to say about any politician.

The nearby boundary of the Janata Dal-United office has become a Democracy Wall: there are neatly pasted hand-written posters denouncing everything that is wrong with India, corruption included.

As the speeches and slogans go on, vendors make profits. Nearby shops furiously sell breakfast and lunch and endless cups of tea. Peanuts are in demand. Guavas are on sale. So are candles.

Delhi Police has taken a backseat. Most security personnel are from the Rapid Action Force in blue. They are relaxed. Some watch the goings on with no visible emotion. Most stand far away.

There is no indication when this will end, no sign when the street will see traffic again. One thing is clear: what would have been just another rape in India has become a catalyst for a long buried cause.

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