New Delhi: Amid protests against the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Tarun Vijay on Saturday wrote to Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde voicing his anguish at lack of safety in Delhi and requested the ministry to withdraw the security provided to him.

"At a time when the entire nation, led by brave Delhi people are protesting at India Gate demanding more security for the citizens and praying for the recovery of the unfortunate girl who fell victim to the animals in human form, it will be unbecoming of me if I continue to have the security cover," Vijay said in his letter to Shinde.

Vijay, along with his family members, joined the protesters at India Gate on Saturday afternoon.

He was provided security cover around five years back when he was a journalist. Vijay had received death threats from terrorist organisation Indian Mujahideen.

"I hereby request you to kindly take back the security cover and provide more security and protection to the common citizens who need it more than us," Vijay told Shinde.

He also expressed ire at the use of water cannons and lathicharge on the protesting people.

"It would have been more appropriate if leaders like you too had sat with them and added government's voice with the people anguishes committing to end the criminal assaults on the citizens.”

“The people on the street, who are our real masters, need this protection more than any politician," Vijay said.


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