By Aditi Malhotra and Shreya Shah

Thousands of people on Valentine’s Day gathered in cities across India in support of  ’One Billion Rising,’  a global campaign aimed at raising awareness to stop violence against women.

The campaign, started by playwright and activist Eve Ensler last year, comes as women’s rights have become a pressing public policy issue in India following the brutal gang rape of a young woman in Delhi in December.

Here are video snippets of events that took place in New Delhi’s Parliament Street and Carter Road in Mumbai.