The Delhi Police announced on Thursday that the large gatherings at and around India Gate will not be permissible amid the growing anger over the Hathras gang rape. A total of 100 protesters are allowed at Jantar Mantar, which is just three km far from India Gate. However, the protesters will have to take permission from the “competent authority” in advance.

“No gathering is permissible around India Gate due to imposition of Section 144 CrPC,” the Delhi Police said in a tweet.

In Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras, a 20-year-old woman was raped and tortured brutally by a group of upper caste men. The rape reminded many of Nirbhaya and thus, a protest meet was planned at India Gate on October 2. The woman died at a Delhi hospital on Tuesday.

Eight years ago, a 23-year-old Delhi woman known as Nirbhaya died following the similar events and circumstances. While people had hit the streets in protests across the country, Delhi’s India Gate had witnessed some of the biggest protests.

Congress’ Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Mayawati of Bahujan Samaj Party, Akhilesh Yadav of Samajwadi Party and Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut are among the political leaders who have criticised the Uttar Pradesh government.