Kathua, Unnao rape-case

Congress president Rahul Gandhi greets party workers after he arrives to observe a fast outside Raj Ghat the memorial to Mahatama Gandhi

Slamming the BJP-led government Rahul Gandhi posted a tweet saying that PM's silence is unacceptable. "This is a national issue and not a political one", Rahul Gandhi said at the march in the heart of the national capital. His sister Priyanka Gandhi and brother-in-law Robert Vadra also accompanied him in the silent protest. Thousands are present here including the common people and people from all parties.

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.

Seeking to corner the Modi government on the issue of crime against women, Congress President Rahul Gandhi's Thursday night's candlelight vigil at India Gate was aimed at re-creating the groundswell against the BJP similar to what the UPA-II faced in December 2012 after the infamous Nirbhaya gangrape.

"Dear Prime Minister, Thank you for breaking your long silence".

In Kathua, an 8-year-old nomadic Bakarwal tribal girl named Asifa was raped and murdered at the Devisthan temple.

Maken's tweet came in the wake of Congress President Rahul Gandhi's Thursday midnight protest by the party workers at the India Gate here against the "slumber" of Narendra Modi government over the rape incidents.

Later, on Saturday, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti requested J&K HC Chief Justice for the establishment of special fast-track court for Kathua Rape Case.

"PM Modi should begin working towards saving the women of the country", said Rahul. "He is not taking action against his ministers who are trying to save the rape accused". Fighting for justice without success, the rape survivor attempted suicide in front of the residence of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, bringing her incident into the spotlight. Among the accused in the case are police officers and a retired government official.

She was sedated and repeatedly raped before her head was smashed and her body thrown in the forests next to Rasana village. The man, whose daughter accused BJP legislator from Unnao Kuldeep Singh Sengar of raping her, was picked up by police late on Sunday and was apparently beaten mercilessly by four aides of the legislator as well as police personnel.

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