"This Day Is Ours! This Democracy Is Ours!"

Marking the International Women's Day, a gathering of more than 500 people in the National Capital marched on Tuesday morning from Rajiv Chowk to Jantar Mantar demanding equal rights for women.

Protesters of all ages and classes arrived in the heart of the capital as various women's rights organisations including "Feminism in India" collaborated to organise the event which saw vociferous participation from young students who raised slogans for equality during the march.

The march saw participation from many students from Delhi University, Ambedkar University and activists from All India Progressive Women's Association. The students gathered around Gate 3 of Rajiv Chowk metro station and started marching towards Jantar Mantar around 11.30 AM.

Volunteers and participants could be seen distributing pamphlets in both English and Hindi which spoke of 50% reservation for women in the Parliament and said that women now are more vulnerable than ever.

"Despite PR campaigns like "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao" and "Selfie with Daughters", women and girls in this country are more vulnerable than ever," the pamphlet read.

"All that is going up is the state supported intolerance and forceful suppression of the voice of the people. We know our rights and we will not be silenced," a pamphlet announced.

Since it's the season of "azaadi", the protesters in the march also raised slogans for "azaadi" from a long laundry list that included capitalism, oppression of minorities and women, section 377, among other things.

All pictures used with permission from Feminism in India.