As Congress President led a midnight march at India Gate to protest against the incidents of rape in Unnao and Kathua, his sister Priyanka Gandhi was visibly miffed after she got pushed by the unruly crowd. "Join me in a silent, peaceful, candlelight vigil at India Gate at midnight tonight to protest this violence and demand justice", Rahul Gandhi had tweeted this evening amid nationwide horror over chilling details of the three-month-old crime revealed by a police charge-sheet. While a ruling BJP MLA is one of the accused in the Unnao rape case, BJP lawmakers have been demonstrating in support of the accused in the Kathua rape case.
Rahul while addressing media persons at India Gate reiterated the need for government's intervention in the soaring crimes against women.
Intensifying its attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Yogi government, the Congress party chose to observe black day on April 17 to protest rising crimes against women in the country. "A headless women's commission suggests how casually BJP government takes the issues pertaining to women", she said. "Now please maintain calm and walk silently", an angry Priyanka Vadra told the crowd".
"The govt is sleeping and so at this time Congress will have to wake them up".
Condemning the rape incidents, a few hours ago Rahul Gandhi wrote on his Twitter account, "How can anyone protect the culprits of such evil?" Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be at the march, Maken said. The candle-light march started from Rajpath and continued till India Gate.
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Amid slogans being raised against the government at the protest march, Gandhi said the women of the country are afraid to go out today and the government must ensure their safety and help them live in peace.
What happened to Asifa at #Kathua is a crime against humanity.
Gandhi joined the protest near the Man Singh Road at 11.55 pm. It can not go unpunished. Many people questioned whether the country is safe for women or not? "What have we become if we allow politics to interfere with such unimaginable brutality perpetrated on an innocent child".
"Those who are here to push around people must go home".