"Join me in a silent, peaceful, candlelight vigil at India Gate at midnight tonight to protest this violence and demand justice", Rahul had said on Twitter. In Kashmir's Kathua, an 8 year old was raped, tortured and killed by many men in a bid to settle communal scores.
"We want to wake up the Modi government which is fast asleep".
All India Mahila Congress (AIMC) earlier today lashed out at the BJP-led government at the Centre over alleged rising cases of crime against women and said that it would hold a nationwide protest on April 17 against Modi government's "jumla".More news: Cambridge Analytica acting CEO steps down amid Zuckerberg testimony
"This is not a political issue but a national issue". With the crowds making a rush towards Congress leaders, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra looked a bit miffed with their behaviour. Congress MLA Aradhana Mishra said that seriousness of the yogi government for women could be gauged from the fact that chairperson of the state women's commission is yet to be appointed. "Hence this midnight march", Maken, the president of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee, told reporters here.
Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid took to Twitter and said, "PM Modi reflects on what your ideology is doing o India".
Priyanka Gandhi's husband Robert Vadra, who was also present in the protest march to the India Gate, said the country needs a change where women could feel safe. While many, including Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, kept to their work while fasting, several ministers, among them Prakash Javadekar, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Piyush Goyal, travelled to different parts of the country to sit on fast and attack the main opposition party. It can not go unpunished.More news: Lawmakers' Letter Claims Further Spending Abuses the EPA Head, Scott Pruitt
"What have we become if we allow politics to interfere with such unimaginable brutality perpetrated on an innocent child?"
The Kathua girl, who belonged to the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim community, had disappeared from a spot near her house on 10 January. Her body was found in the same area a week later and the autopsy revealed she had been sedated and repeatedly raped before her head was bashed in with a stone. UP Congress committee and youth congress workers also joined the protest.More news: Uganda confirms two athletes missing at Commonwealth Games in Australia