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August 16, 2005

Naga Students Union took out a protest rally in Mumbai, condemning the brutal attack on two Manipuri girls at the Gateway of India on August 13, 2005.

Leisha Choan and Ngakuim Raony, both from Manipur, were spending time at the Gateway, feeding pigeons at around 6 pm when a young man, identified as Uzer Patel, pounced on them from behind and slit Leisha's throat with a knife.

With the atrocities against women on a steady rise in New Delhi, Mumbai was considered to be the safest metro in India.

But with incidents like the Gateway murder and the rape of a minor inside a police chowki in Marine Drive, is the protestors' question valid?

Naga Students Union members protesting, condemening the brutal attack on two Manipuri girls at the Gateway of India in Mumbai on August 13, 2005.

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Sub: is Mumbai safe?

Not only Mumbai,even all metro cities. Abdulrazak, K.S.A.

Posted by abdulrazak

Sub: Is Mumbai safe

I do not thing it is very safe now. The reason can be due to so much of unemployment and the indian law. I am ...

Posted by Nandita Bose

Sub: is mumbai safe

It's really concerned matter But We also hope the companion good health and best wish for her better days. We recommend and expect good juditial ...

Posted by jjjayaramsahu

Sub: is mumbai still safe?

is mumbai still a safe metro,its difficult to answer this now.if it was asked even 4-5 years ago i would have said yes without givibg ...

Posted by shweta gopalakrishnan

Sub: mumbai is no more a safe city...

mumbai is no more a safe city for women folk or for any one that matter. because in recent times, it is not only the ...

Posted by kiran


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