Rahul Gandhi leads candlelight vigil DEMANDING justice over Kathua, Unnao cases

Hundreds of people joined Congress president Rahul Gandhi in a silent march to demand justice against the raped minors in Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh.

Rahul Gandhi Rahul Gandhi leads candlelight vigil DEMANDING justice over Kathua, Unnao cases Source : Press

Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with senior party leaders including his mother Sonia Gandhi led a midnight candlelight vigil India Gate in New Delhi to demand justice for Asifa and a girl who was raped.

Talking to the reporters, Rahul Gandhi said, "We want the government to take action. Wherever we see, woman and children are getting raped and murdered. We want the government to resolve this matter. This is a national matter, not political. It concerns the women of this country. The government should act on the atrocities against the women in the country."

Earlier the Rahul had also Tweeted condemning the act in Kathua which said "How can anyone protect the culprits of such evil? What happened to Asifa at #Kathua is a crime against humanity. It cannot go unpunished. What have we become if we allow politics to interfere with such unimaginable brutality perpetrated on an innocent child?"

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad slammed the Modi led BJP Government by saying, "The government is sleeping and so at this time the Congress will have to wake them up. PM had given a slogan 'Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao' and it is in his regime that our girls are being raped."

The midnight march and all the allegations come in the wake of two crimes committed in the states of Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh that have rocked the nation. Eight-year-old Asifa was gang-raped and murdered in Jammu and Kashmir and the teenager in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao was allegedly raped by a BJP lawmaker last year.

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