Rahul Gandhi On Three-Day Amethi Visit From Today

Joanna Estrada
April 16, 2018

Gandhi pointed out that there were as many as 19,675 cases of rapes of minor children in 2016, terming them as "shameful".

He tweeted, "There were 19,675 rapes of minor children reported in 2016". Our daughters will get justice.

During the visit, the Congress president is expected to hold kisan chaupal (meeting with farmers), interact with locals and address public rallies.

Addressing a press conference here, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar slammed Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his silence over the Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief's remarks. She attacked Rahul for the lack of development in the area. Leading the protest, Congress Mumbai unit chief Sanjay Nirupam had said that acting against these horrific crimes was "not the choice but the moral responsibility" of the government.

Condemning the rape of a 8 year old girl in Jammu, SRA Rizwi Chabban, senior Congress leader said that, "the situation in the country has become a matter of great concern".

The Congress leader also said that the BJP was also trying to repeat the same episode and bow down in the country again.

Among the accused in the case are police officers and a retired government official.

In Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, a teen alleged that she was raped by ruling BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who was later held by police.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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