When will rape victims get justice? Rahul Gandhi asks PM Modi

When will rape victims get justice? Rahul Gandhi asks PM Modi

Expressing distress over the rape of 18-year-old woman in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district and gangrape and murder of eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, the Congress party has organised the midnight march here and appealed everyone to join it.

As outrage continued to mount over the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday came out in defence of its ministers and MLAs in the two states.

On Thursday, Rahul Gandhi led a candlelight march till India Gate to protest over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on the Kathua and Unnao rape cases. In the candle march, Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi also participated the protests along with Rahul and others. Find us on Facebook too!

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Amid slogans against the BJP and the Prime Minister during the march, Rahul Gandhi said the women of the country are afraid to go out today and the government must ensure their safety. The PM had given a slogan "beti Padhao, Beti Bachao" and it's in his regime that our girls are being raped.

To keep the protests apolitical, Rahul also refrained from any reference to the Congress party or its headquarters at 24, Akbar Road in his Tweet on Thursday night inviting people to join him for a midnight vigil at India Gate. "It shall not be in vain", the Congress president tweeted. "This is a national issue and not a political one", Rahul Gandhi said at the march in the heart of the national capital.

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said they were protesting to awaken the Modi government from its "slumber".

Priyanka's 15-year-old daughter Miraya Vadra walked alongside her mother during the protest against the recent shocking gangrapes in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and Uttar Pradesh's Unnao.

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