Rahul Gandhi claims Kathua, Unnao midnight protest 'wont' go in vain'

Congress hits out at PM Modi's planned fast says protest is a farce

Congress hits out at PM Modi's planned fast says protest is a farce

The candlelight protest on Thursday was called at a short notice, but it saw people converging at the India Gate in sizeable numbers to express their support. Earlier on Thursday, in an attempt to pressure the Centre to take action in the gang-rape cases of the minors in Kathua and Unnao, Rahul led a midnight march to the India Gate in Delhi. "India is waiting", Rahul wrote on Twitter. The BJP is not only involved directly, it is also protesting in favour of the culprits and stopping law enforcement agencies from doing their job.

The Congress on Saturday accused the BJP of "eroding" the legacy of Babasaheb Ambedkar and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was merely paying him lip service as his party and the RSS have an "anti-Dalit mindset". What do you think about the growing violence against women & children? The government should ensure that the women of India feel safe. Somewhere a child, a woman is raped, killed and we want that the government should resolve this.

On Friday, Congress leaders said that while the Prime Minister had finally broken his silence on the issue, there has been "no real and tangible action" so far.

"I only want to say that the atrocities being committed against women, the government should something about it". Speaking to the Times Network, the family also questioned the BJP's "Beti Bachao" slogan and slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders who had attempted to "shield" the accused in the case.

This is one of the ways the Congress president, who tweeted at 9.39 pm, managed to rally over 1,000 people in hours. "Like millions of Indians my heart hurts tonight". Ashok Gehlot, in-charge of the organisation said Congress units in every State will be holding candlelight vigils to highlight crimes against women.

Without naming former Union minister Swami Chinmayananda, Mr. Sibal also referred to media reports on the Adityanath government's decision to withdraw a rape and kidnapping case against former the Union minister.

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi too was fielded by party in the day to distance the saffron outfit from the two ministers in J&K for defending the accused.

With the crowds making a rush towards Congress leaders, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra looked a bit miffed with their behaviour.

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