Speaking on the occasion, Adv Mohan Parasaran also criticised the mainstream media that downplayed the brutal terrorist attack on the Tamil youth and said, "Media have not taken these assaults on fundamental human rights and human life seriously." He stressed on the need for people to to put pressure on the Government to take stringent measures against such acts of terror. The administration must ensure that such incidents are not repeated in the future. "Every citizen should be able to exercise his or her fundamental right to travel freely across the country," he added.
Paying homage to Thirumani, senior RSS functionary and Prajna Pravah national convenor, Shri J Nandakumar said that the government should not let any of the killers of Thirumani roam scot-free. The anti-national activities across the country, over and above the growing terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir, pose a greater threat to the integrity and sovereignty of the nation. He urged nationalists and citizens of Bharat to stand with the armed forces at this critical juncture. He also pointed out that Delhi has not witnessed any candlelight march following this tragic incident.
Ravinder Pandita, representing Kashmiri Pandits in Delhi, urged the government to enact a law which treats stone pelters as the equivalent of terrorists. Noted academician Dr Kasthuri Kanthan and Geeta Athreya, UNICEF also spoke. Several other luminaries, academicians, intellectuals and members of Delhi Tamil Students Union and Tamil Sangam also attended the meeting. Shri Tarun Vijay said that a candlelight vigil in solidarity with Thirumani would be organised in Delhi. He informed the media that the date and venue would be announced later.