A leading South Asian community organisation has expressed "outrage" over the declaration of a second mistrial in the case of an Alabama police officer charged with slamming an Indian grandfather to the ground.
The BJP and its allies are predicted to nudge ahead of the Grand Alliance to win the Bihar assembly polls, said exit poll by NDTV released on Friday.
Bihar's bitterly-contested staggered elections ended on Thursday evening, with exit polls sharply split on who would get to rule the state: the BJP-led alliance led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi or Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Grand Alliance.
The 24 celebraties hoped their "symbolic gesture" persuades the government "to pay attention to our fears, that the warp and weft of our robust democracy might be coming apart in the current atmosphere".
"Every woman needs to feel secure in her motherland which necessarily demands dealing with such offenders with an iron hand," Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja said.