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It's the first day of 2013, and India welcomed the New Year on a mournful and sombre note. Big get-togethers were cancelled and candle-light marches were organised in memory of the 23-year-old braveheart, who died thirteen days after a most brutal sexual assault.

Protest marches continued at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. The public rallies are demanding concrete improvement in women's safety, a change in law, governance, policing and justice. Several hotels and clubs across India cancelled their New Year celebrations.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar also cancelled their plans.

Amidst these demands, rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh's New Year's concert at a Gurgaon hotel was cancelled after online protests. The popstar said he volunteered to scrap his show. Honey Singh's songs have been criticised for having controversial lyrics which reportedly glorify rape in particular and are demeaning to women in general. You too can log onto Change.org to sign this petition.

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