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Delhi gang-rape: West Bengal student organisations call for strike

Thursday, 3 January 2013 - 7:46pm IST | Place: Siliguri (WB) | Agency: ANI
The student organisations in West Bengal have given a call for strike in West Bengal, as a mark of their protest against the gang-rape of 23-year-old in New Delhi, who died on December 29, at a Singapore-based hospital.

The student organisations in West Bengal have given a call for strike in West Bengal, as a mark of their protest against the gang-rape of 23-year-old in New Delhi, who died on December 29, at a Singapore-based hospital.

The schools and universities remained closed on Thursday in Siliguri district following the instructions of the All-India Democratic Students' Organisation (AIDSO).

Nomita Chakraborty, Secretary, AIDSO, said that they had called for a strike in the wake of the Delhi gang-rape incident.

"The incident which took place in Delhi and the unfortunate death of the victim sparked protests all over the country. The AIDSO has also called for a students' strike in West Bengal," said Chakraborty.

"We press our demand before the government that stringent action should be taken against sexual harassment in the schools," she added.

The 23-year-old young woman, whose gang-rape in New Delhi on December 16, triggered nationwide outrage and protests, died of severe internal injuries on December 29.


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