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

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

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday led a midnight candlelight vigil at the India Gate in Delhi in protest of the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, slamming the government for inaction and alleging that daughters of the country are not safe.

"Dear Prime Minister, Thank you for breaking your long silence". It has become a sensation on the internet space with the website receiving. Why are accused rapists and murderers protected by the state?

Kuldeep Singh Sengar, BJP MLA from Unnao, has been accused of raping the Dalit teenager, which came to light only after she tried to commit suicide outside Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's residence on April 8.

The candle-light protest on Thursday midnight was called at a short notice and saw people converging at the India Gate in sizeable numbers to express their support.

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Congress president raised the Beti Bachao slogan to showcase the large number of rapes, molestations, and attacks on college girls and working women in public transport, domestic violence, and police stations. India simply can not continue to treat its women the way it does. The details pertaining to both the cases have shocked the conscience of the nation as involvement of people belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Hindu right-wing groups have been establishment by the investigations. Moreover, he said that neither he was nominated by Congress in constituent assembly nor he was given election ticket by the Congress party.

In a tweet on Friday, Rahul said: "Thousands of men and women stood up to be counted in the battle for justice and to protest the rising acts of violence against girls and women", Rahul tweeted today. Opposition's candle march was to show the outrage against the recent rape incidents happened in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh and Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.

When the girl wrote to PM Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Adityanath, accusing the MLA of rape, action was taken, Lekhi added.

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