Rape cases: Cong to hold candlelight march across Delhi

Congress hits out at PM Modi's planned fast says protest is a farce

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Twitter asked him when will the victims get justice after thanking him for breaking his silence. 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 also said the BJP has an anti-Dalit mindset and just by inaugurating a memorial their ideology and mindset won't change". You can see people across parties have joined. I want to say that the atrocities against women need to be addressed by the government.

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.

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"Mr Prime Minister, your silence is unacceptable. 1".

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said they were protesting to awaken the Modi government from its "slumber".

The Congress workers badgered Priyanka Gandhi to express their anger and grief over the incidents of rape in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and Uttar Pradesh's Unnao.

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Rahul Gandhi's sister Priyanka and her husband Robert Vadra also attended the protest, which was also attended by scores of Congress party workers and students, demanding urgent action against the perpetrators of the Unnao and Kathua rape cases.

In Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, an eight-year-old girl from the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim community disappeared near her house on January 10. On Monday, the father of the girl who tried to set herself on fire outside the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's residence a day earlier alleging police inaction in her gang rape by a BJP MLA died in police custody. Her body was found in the same area a week later.

Reacting to the CBI arresting the BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in Unnao rape case, Maken said, "Their MLA was arrested only when the Congress protested against he rape incidents".

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After filing of the case, her father was booked by the police under the arms act on April 3 this year and put in jail on April 5.

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