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!

Lambasting the government on the issues concerning downtrodden and weaker sections of the society, former Deputy Chief Minister said that the denial of reservation in promotions to the reserved category employees clearly depicts that the government does not want to extend the legitimate rights to them. "We had said this before as well, that women and children are in danger in your government", Azad was quoted as saying.

Unemployment in the United Kingdom reaches new four-decade low
That probability is evident in the performance of the pound which has rallied this year, particularly in the past few trading sessions.

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.

Related Articles

  • The Cars Drive Into Rock & Roll Immortality

    The Cars Drive Into Rock & Roll Immortality

    Simone, who died in 2003, was a leader in pushing for civil rights and influenced everyone from Aretha Franklin to Alicia Keys. The ceremony will air as an edited special on HBO May 5, but you can also see their backstage press room chat below.
    Firefighters wrangle out-of-control brush fire

    Firefighters wrangle out-of-control brush fire

    She added this a challenging task and even with modern technology it can be hard to ensure all voids have been accessed. Vasquez said the homeowner reported problems with the heater throughout the day.
    Tributes paid to One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest film-maker Milos Forman

    Tributes paid to One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest film-maker Milos Forman

    The two-time Oscar victor passed away following a short illness, his third wife Martina confirmed to Czech news agency CTK . Married three times, Forman met his third wife Martina - a writer three decades his junior - in Prague in the 1990s.
  • Russian Federation  says 'immediate priority is to avert the danger of war'

    Russian Federation says 'immediate priority is to avert the danger of war'

    Asked about the risks of US military retaliation, Mattis cited two concerns, starting with avoiding civilian casualties. USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a U.N.
    Canada Forecast: Winter Storm Xanto Hitting Ontario Hard

    Canada Forecast: Winter Storm Xanto Hitting Ontario Hard

    Winds: Sustained winds will range 15-30 miles per hour with gusts in the 30s likely, and a few gusts near 40 can not be ruled out. Snow will exit KAKEland Saturday morning with a trace to 2 inches of accumulation possible along and North of I-70.
    Donald Trump promises to protect states with legalized marijuana

    Donald Trump promises to protect states with legalized marijuana

    Gardner and the Department of Justice have been in discussions for months to get the holds lifted. Until then, it's just a promise, and accepting the promises of a pathological liar is never wise.
  • Turkey calls Syria airstrikes 'late response' to regime

    Turkey calls Syria airstrikes 'late response' to regime

    The spokesman stressed that in order to prevent further deaths in Syria a political solution was urgently needed. The Turkish leader also emphasised the importance of de-escalating the tension in the region.
    Kremlin Spokesman Warns Against Syria Strike

    Kremlin Spokesman Warns Against Syria Strike

    Opposition lawmakers have called on May to give Parliament a vote before committing British troops. A YouGov poll showed just one in five members of the public support a strike on Syria.
    Bitcoin surges 17% to move above $8000

    Bitcoin surges 17% to move above $8000

    Ethereum traded about 4 percent higher, near $512, while ripple rose roughly 7 percent to 67 cents, according to CoinMarketCap. One Bitcoin Planet coin can now be bought for approximately $0.0101 or 0.00000125 BTC on exchanges.
  • Kentucky pilot says Allegiant having a catastrophic failure is 'inevitable'

    Kentucky pilot says Allegiant having a catastrophic failure is 'inevitable'

    The report also said Allegiant experienced more than 100 serious mechanical incidents between January 1, 2016 and October 2017. During that time, Santa Maria Public Airport General Manager Chris Hastert said there has not been any major issues.
    Daniel Ricciardo wins Chinese GP after series of overtakes

    Daniel Ricciardo wins Chinese GP after series of overtakes

    Next, the man from Perth was asked about the late decision to pit both he and Verstappen after the Safety Car was called. Shocker: While it was celebrations for one Red Bull it was disappointment for the other.
    Weather Forecast: Dry today, then showers return this weekend

    Weather Forecast: Dry today, then showers return this weekend

    Forecasters said Saturday in the the metro area should be windy with rain and snow likely and a high in the mid- to upper 30s. I wish I could tell you the forecast for Monday has changed; it has looked bad all week and it continues to look bad.