Rahul Gandhi weighs in on Asifa case

17 April, 2018, 10:41 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Rajasthan Congress

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken on Friday led a candlelight march against the BJP government on the rape of minors in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao and Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and demanded a speedy trial should be held and culprits be hanged till death.

"Dear Prime Minister, Thank you for breaking your long silence".

Rahul Gandhi at the protest at India Gate.

Following Gandhi's protest, some PCC units too staged protests on Friday.

On the other hand, an eight-year-old girl belonging to a nomadic Muslim tribe in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir was allegedly abducted, drugged, gang-raped, tortured and killed in January.

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Senior Congress leaders such as Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee President Bhupesh Baghel, Leader of Opposition, T.S. Singdeo, party in-charge for Chhattisgarh P.L. Punia briefed Gandhi about the poll strategy and ongoing programmes in the state to vote out BJP government. "Two gruesome incidents of rape have shocked the nation; not just for the horrific nature of the crime, but also for the ruling party, the BJP trying to shield the accused, with its sitting ministers even going on to support bandhs and rallies against arresting of the rape accused. This is a national issue and not a political one", said Rahul at the march towards the India Gate. "The women of the country should feel safe", he said. Slamming the BJP-led government Rahul Gandhi posted a tweet saying that PM's silence is unacceptable.

"Women in India are scared to step out of their homes".

"How can anyone protect the culprits of such evil", he asked, adding that the violence against the child was a crime against humanity. Recently, the 16-year-old's father died in the police custody after being brutally beaten by the MLA's brother. The Allahabad High Court today severely reprimanded the Yogi Adityanath government, and said the approach of the government law officer that the lawmaker could not be arrested at this stage "not only exudes an unpleasant flavour" but raises doubts about the bona fides of top police officers. Rahul Gandhi's sister Priyanka and her husband Robert Vadra also attended the protest, which was also attended by scores of Congress party workers and students, demanding urgent action against the perpetrators of the Unnao and Kathua rape cases.

Earlier, on Thursday, BJP MP Lal Singh said, "Those responsible for rape and murder of the 8-year-old in Kathua should be nabbed".

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