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Unnao, Kathua Rape Cases: Rahul Gandhi holds midnight candlelight march at India Gate

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 May 2018, 16:39 IST

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi reached India Gate to lead a candlelight march to protest against the Sexual violence on women. Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi urged others to join him in the candlelight march against the Kathua and Unnao rape cases.

Rahul Gandhi reached India Gate to hold the midnight cangle march.

Mr Rahul Gandhi tweeted on his official Twitter and expressed his grief to the people.

Rahul tweeted, "Like millions of Indians my heart hurts tonight. India simply cannot continue to treat its women the way it does. Join me in a silent, peaceful, candlelight vigil at India Gate at midnight tonight to protest this violence and demand justice.”

Congress spokesperson Ajay Maken said a candlelight march will be taken out at 12 am from the DPCC office to India Gate. Delhi Congress workers will join Gandhi in the protest, reported PTI.

Congress Delhi chief Ajay Maken, speaking to reporters at India Gate, has reaffirmed that the Congress will lead a march to protest the Unnao and Kathua rapes. Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be at the march, Maken said.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Robert Vadra arrive at the venue of protest

Earlier on Thursday, Rahul took Twitter to criticize the politics made over the cruel rape and murder of eight-year-old Muslim girl in J&K's Kathua district. He termed the crime as one of 'unimaginable brutality' that can not be ignored.

"How can anyone protect the culprits of such evil? What happened to Kathua girl at Kathua is a crime against humanity. It cannot go unpunished. What have we become if we allow politics to interfere with such unimaginable brutality perpetrated on an innocent child?" he tweeted.

The probe in the Kathua gangrape and murder case has disclosed that the deceased was kidnapped in a temple, drugged, and repeatedly gang-raped, even before her murder to scare the Muslim Bakerwal community to leave the village. Eight people have been held by the cops, including two Special Police Officers (SPOs) and a head constable, who was charged with destroying evidence.

First published: 13 April 2018, 1:12 IST