Kathua, Unnao rape cases: Rahul Gandhi leads midnight protest at India Gate

15 April, 2018, 18:06 | Author: Sammy Rose
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They said party general secretary (organisation) Ashok Gehlot has told all state Congress chiefs to galvanise the cadres in each state and stage candle-light marches at all state and district headquarters. Our daughters will get justice.

Those standing for rapists could be chauvinists or opportunists, but not Hindus, he said.

Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid took to Twitter and said, ¿PM Modi reflects on what your ideology is doing o India.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on violence against women and children, saying it was "unacceptable" and India was waiting for him to speak up.

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She accused the government of dividing society in the name of food, religion, region and caste, adding that the BJP had no right to point a finger at the Congress. "Join me in a silent, peaceful, candlelight vigil at India Gate at midnight tonight to protest this violence and demand justice", he tweeted. "In a short span of time, thousands of people assembled for the march", Maken said.

With less than a month left for the Karnataka assembly election day, Rahul Gandhi seems to be planning to make at least three visits to the state, this intensifies the party's campaigning as it tries to retain power there, sources said.

Asifa, the minor, was held captive by the accused at a temple and later she was raped, mutilated and murdered in Rassana village of Kathua months ago, crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir police stated. On Thursday, Rahul tweeted and lead a midnight candlelight march to protest crimes against women in the national capital.

The Congress has upped the ante against the government over alleged inaction in the Kathua and Unnao rape cases. After the PM spoke at the event, the accused in the Unnao rape case, BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, was arrested by the CBI. The PM had given a slogan "beti Padhao, Beti Bachao" and it's in his regime that our girls are being raped.


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