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Gambhir expresses anguish over gang rape victim

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Published: Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 12:29 [IST]
 
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Kolkata, Jan 2: Team India opener Gautam Gambhir expressed his anguish over the 23-year-old gang rape victim's death and the outrage, urged citizens to fight against such heinous crime.

Following the recent gang rape in the capital, Gambhir wasn't in a mood to celebrate the new year, as he tweeted "Stressed to call it a Happy New Year after another blot on Delhi and how we treat our women...Shame!"

'Stressed to call it Happy New Year'

Having expressed shock over the incident that rocked the country in the last couple of days of 2012, Gambhir also felt that citizens should continue to fight against such crime.

"Good to see that the flame is burning and burning bright for the victimised girl. She will only RIP when we don't Rest In Peace. Get up, stand up and let us all be wings of change guys," he wrote.

"Not surprised to see US and UK reviewing their travel advisory to Delhi. May be the new rape legislation can be named after the victim," he added.

Indian cricketers had earlier expressed shock over the incident and were also concerned about the victim as they followed all the updates on newspaper and TV.

It can be recalled that Yuvraj Singh had also dedicated his man of the match award against England in the T20s to the gang rape victim and her family.

Many cricketers had also raised their voices in support of the 23-year-old.

Gambhir also asked for fans' support as Team India would be playing their second ODI against Pakistan especially after losing to the arch rivals in the Chennai ODI.

"Guys, have faith in us, the Indian team. Hopefully, it is a new year, a new start and we will turn it around .. Godwilling.

"In Kolkata for the next ODI, love the place, love the people here. Amazing what 'feel good' factor can do."

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