Rahul Gandhi leads midnight candlelight march over Kathua, Unnao rape cases

17 April, 2018, 18:40 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
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On the Modi government's "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" initiative, Gandhi said it was the right slogan and the Prime Minister must start work on "Beti Bachao".

BJP leader Vaibhav Agarwal tagged the protest by a Congress as a fashion war and said that the party was politicising the issue.

Her husband Robert Vadra, who was also present in the protest march to the India Gate, said the country needs a change where women could feel safe. Thousands are present here including the common people and people from all parties. I want to say that the atrocities against women need to be addressed by the government.

"Dear Prime Minister, Thank you for breaking your long silence". Talking to ANI, Leader of the Opposition Azad said ¿The government is sleeping and so at this time Congress will have to wake them up.

The Congress workers badgered Priyanka Gandhi to express their anger and grief over the incidents of rape in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and Uttar Pradesh's Unnao.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday continued slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, which have sparked nationwide protests and outrage, and questioned PM's silence. He claimed that whatever little action was taken in the Unnao gang rape case was because of Allahabad High Court's strong words and strictures.


"PM Modi should begin working towards saving the women of the country", said Rahul.

Another former UPA Minister Ashwani Kumar said the Unnao case (in which the rape victim's father allegedly died after being by arrested by the U.P. police) has highlighted the need to have a strong anti-custodial law.

According to PDP sources, accused Policeman are being terminated from service in connection to the case.

On April 8, the rape victim, along with her family members, tried to commit suicide in front of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence in Lucknow.

Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the MLA accused of rape, has been detained by the Central Bureau of Investigation, which was handed the probe into the case by the UP government this week.

On January 17, the body of a minor girl was found in the forests near Rasana, Hiranagar.

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