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Congress core group reviews situation after protests

December 25, 2012 20:17 IST

The Congress core group on Tuesday reviewed the situation in the national capital in the wake of protests over the gang-rape incident emphasising that police should deal with the matter with sensitivity while there should be no room for violence.

The two-and-a-half hour long meeting at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence was attended by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Defence Minister A K Antony, Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed Patel.

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath were special invitees.

The meeting noted that there was calm in the streets of Delhi. Sources said the meeting was apprised of the fact that the government has requested the protesting student organisations and other groups to send their suggestions to the J S Verma Committee set up to rewrite the rape laws.

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