Rahul thanks PM for breaking his silence on rape incidents

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Hashtag #JusticeForAsifa has been a top Twitter trend with citizens and commentators posting angry messages condemning the BJP government led by Modi for the unprecedented situation concerning women's safety in the states ruled by BJP and allies.

"2. Why are accused rapists and murderers protected by the state?"India is waiting", Gandhi tweeted, using the hashtag "SpeakUp". His sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra were also present, along with their daughter. 12 years old [was] raped and burnt with petroleum.

Asifa, the minor, was held captive by the accused at a temple and later she was raped, mutilated and murdered in Rassana village of Kathua months ago, crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir police stated. What do you think about the growing violence against women & children? "This is clearly a demonstration to politicise the issue. This is a national issue and not a political one", Gandhi said at the march towards the India Gate.

"I only want to say that the atrocities being committed against women, the government should something about it". Speaking to the Times Network, the family also questioned the BJP's "Beti Bachao" slogan and slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders who had attempted to "shield" the accused in the case.

The Congress organised candlelight marches at the capitals of all the states across the country on Friday night.


"Like millions of Indians my heart hurts tonight".

"Women in India are scared to step out of their homes".

Social justice and empowerment minister Arun Chaturvedi has stated that Congress took a jibe at Congress and said that their leader are making false statements and are trying to end the social harmony in the state in which they will not get successful.

In Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, an eight-year-old girl from a minority nomadic community disappeared near her house on January 10. "The incidents that have been in discussion for the last two days are shameful".

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