Rahul thanks people for joining candlelight march to protest Unnao, Kathua rapes

Rahul thanks people for joining candlelight march to protest Unnao, Kathua rapes

Rahul thanks people for joining candlelight march to protest Unnao, Kathua rapes

Reminding everyone about his first Independence Day speech at the Redfort as the PM in 2014 where he had talked extensively about the need to treat boys and girls equally, the PM said that his government was committed to the welfare of women. He is not taking action against his ministers who are trying to save the rape accused.¿. "The person, the party and the government that look at rape through the prism of class and religion have to be criticised", he said.

Congress leaders including Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ambika Soni, Ashok Gehlot, Randeep Singh Surjewala and Sushmita Dev walked from the party headquarters at 24 Akbar Road to the India Gate along with hundreds of party workers holding candles.

The Congress leader said the BJP can inaugurate as many memorials as they like, "but the fact is that they are reducing sub-plans, financial allocations". Some of the leaders sitting with Patel at the time were asked to mobilise people for the march. "A woman is a woman - it shouldn't matter whether she is Hindu or Muslim", said Srinivasan. I want to assure the nation that no culprit will be spared.

When the political class has ashamed us by maintaining a stoic silence till Thursday over the horrendous rapes of two minors in Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh, Bollywood needs a special mention for speaking against crimes against women/girls without mincing any words. "A tweet here or there is simply not enough", he added.

The SPG too had a very hard time protecting Rahul Gandhi from the chaotic crowd.

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said: "We condemn the BJP's arguments". By 11 pm, the party office was teeming with people, as over 3,000 cadres from Delhi and nearby areas turned up.

A visibly miffed Priyanka Gandhi was heard telling the crowd to respect the cause for which they gathered at the India Gate. "It's too crowed here". His sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra were also present, along with their daughter. Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi didn't come for the protest though.

Two BJP ministers Choudhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga, who attended a rally in support of the Kathua accused last month, resigned from the Jammu and Kashmir government led by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

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