There was a lot of communal outrage due to this gruesome incident. There were a lot of candle light marches, solidarity movements and protests. Immediately after the news was broadcasted nation-wide about the gang rape, protests erupted in Delhi and all over the country. The public in Delhi was so driven-up by the tragedy that police resorted to tear gas to control the crowds. In the initial weeks, “Hang the rapists” was the vociferous cry of the Indian media. Nothing less than capital punishment would All that anger of the citizens over what happened to Nirbhaya did not go in vain.
The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013 was passed as a result of the Verma Committee Report, which committee headed by J. S. Verma, a former Judge of Supreme Court three months after the rape. This act encompasses over a dozen amendments in different laws, including the Indian Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure, and the Indian Evidence Act. Moreover, the government launched the Nirbhaya Fund project designed to ensure the safety of women using public transportation by setting up emergency buttons, GPS technology, and CCTVs in major cities across the country.