Priyanka Gandhi's daughter Miraya joins candlelight march at India Gate

Henrietta Strickland
April 13, 2018

Priyanka Gandhi's husband Robert Vadra and her children (son and daughter) were also present.

"We are here against crimes being committed against women, against rapes, violence and murder and the government must act on this".

Rahul said the rape of a minor in Kathua is a "crime against humanity".

"This is about our women".

Kathua is a blot on the Indian national project and the people of India should force political parties into doing the right thing. Can the BJP Government lay claim to this distinction or will it say it is not indifferent to the issues of the land and hence will respond or react to each situation?

Accusing the Congress and its President Rahul Gandhi of promoting "divisive politics" in the name of caste and religion, he said the people of Karnataka will see through their tactics and give them a befitting reply in the upcoming polls. BJP's media chief Achal Singh Mertia said that the atmosphere of fear and confusion is being spread across the country by the Congress in a planned manner. Two BJP ministers in the coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir had attended a rally in support of the accused. "The government would be thrown out if it does not act", Surjewala said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with BJP President Amit Shah and all the BJP MPs, will be observing a one day hunger strike on April 12.

Azad said the Modi government was sleeping and those facing the biggest threat were the daughters of the country during the current regime.

This style of functioning of the Congress party has been there since the days of Indira Gandhi, who had imprisoned Opposition leaders and imposed emergency on the country. India simply can not continue to treat its women the way it does.

Condemning the rape incidents, a few hours ago Rahul Gandhi wrote on his Twitter account, "How can anyone protect the culprits of such evil?" It can not go unpunished.

The eight-year-old girl belonging to a nomadic Muslim tribe in Kathua district was allegedly abducted, drugged, raped, tortured and killed in 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.

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