Against the backdrop of the death of the Delhi gang-rape victim, the Indian Army has issued advisories to all its formations across the country against holding new year parties. Advisory has been issued to all formations that they should not organise new year parties, army officials said here.
Army chief General Bikaram Singh and his wife Bubbles Singh will visit patients in Army Research and Referral Hospital here and Base Hospital on the first day of the new year and distribute sweets.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi too has announced that the party will not be celebrating the new year following the incident. Amid outpouring of anger and grief in the country, the body of the 23-year-old victim was flown here from Singapore early on Saturday morning and cremated within hours.