Priyanka Gandhi, Robert Vadra, daughter join Rahul Gandhi at India Gate

AICC spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala addresses a press conference in New Delhi

AICC spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala addresses a press conference in New Delhi

"The graph of crimes against women has gone up in India and BJP ruled states and thus, the Congress party will observe April 17 as the black day against this trend", said Sushmita Dev, president All India Mahila Congress.

Meanwhile, reports claim that Rahul Gandhi will lead a midnight vigil at #India Gate for Asifa. In Kashmir's Kathua, an 8 year old was raped, tortured and killed by many men in a bid to settle communal scores.

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

Stressing on the fact that the protest was a non-political one, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said the "Sab chalta hai" (everything is OK) attitude will not do and the government needs to do something regarding the issue. "Now please maintain calm and walk silently", an angry Priyanka Vadra told the crowd".

- The govt is sleeping & so at this time Congress will have to wake them up.

Condemning the rape incidents, a few hours ago Rahul Gandhi wrote on his Twitter account, "How can anyone protect the culprits of such evil? PM Modi should begin working towards saving the women of the country", said Rahul.

Rahul Gandhi, president of the Indian National Congress, who was silent on the issue, finally weighed in. They targeted the Modi government's "Beti Bachao" slogan, saying the daughters were not safe in the country. It can not go unpunished.

A huge crowd has gathered for the march, led by Rahul Gandhi, against the alleged rapes of minor girls in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, and Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, where slogans were raised against the Narendra Modi government.

"What have we become if we allow politics to interfere with such unimaginable brutality perpetrated on an innocent child", he asked.

The probe in the Kathua gangrape and murder case has disclosed that the deceased was kidnapped in a temple, drugged, and repeatedly gang-raped, even before her murder to scare the Muslim Bakerwal community to leave the village.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was apparently caught unawares about the protest, with Congress workers from Delhi and neighbouring areas rushing to the venue on the call of their party leader.

"Those who are here to push around people must go home".

Recommended News

  • Russia: Syrian regime now controls rebel town hit in chemical attack

    Russia: Syrian regime now controls rebel town hit in chemical attack

    It was not clear whether the presence of the investigators could affect the timing of any US military action. Both the Syrian government and Russian Federation deny the attack ever took place.
    OCEAN'S 8 - New Trailer For The Female-Led Spin-Off

    OCEAN'S 8 - New Trailer For The Female-Led Spin-Off

    Outside of Avengers: Infinity War, the movie has the second biggest ensemble for a film releasing in 2018. This sequel is different as it has an nearly all-female cast featuring many of Hollywood's biggest names.
    Avengers Infinity War trailers

    Avengers Infinity War trailers

    I'm just a kid from Kingston and all of a sudden I've been given this insane opportunity to play a superhero. I've said again and again that I think Hawkeye's importance in the next two Avengers films will be huge .
  • House GOP Will Force Ryan out as Speaker by Summer Recess

    House GOP Will Force Ryan out as Speaker by Summer Recess

    On Wednesday, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced he would not seek reelection, and would retire at the end of the year. We passed good bills in the House to address numerous problems facing our country domestically and in foreign policy.
    Analysts noticed Bitcoin Red (BTCRED)'s 24 hours move up of 11.57%

    Analysts noticed Bitcoin Red (BTCRED)'s 24 hours move up of 11.57%

    Bitcoin Plus (CURRENCY: XBC ) traded up 13.6% against the USA dollar during the 1 day period ending at 7:00 AM ET on March 20th. Investors can then use their newly-acquired Ethereum or Bitcoin to buy Bitcoin Planet using one of the exchanges listed above.
    Hands-On With Apple's Stunning Red iPhone 8

    Hands-On With Apple's Stunning Red iPhone 8

    First off, the new red iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models have black fronts, as opposed to the white on the previous models. Apple also introduced a new ( PRODUCT) RED iPhone X Leather Folio, which will be available beginning tomorrow.
  • Erdogan says Turkey anxious  about 'wrestling' of world powers over Syria

    Erdogan says Turkey anxious about 'wrestling' of world powers over Syria

    On January 20, Turkey, together with the Free Syrian Army opposition forces, launched Operation Olive Branch in Afrin. Erdogan said: 'Those who support the regime of murderer Assad are making a mistake.
    Cavs open NBA Playoffs at home against Indiana

    Cavs open NBA Playoffs at home against Indiana

    Triple-double machine Russell Westbrook , future hall of famer Carmelo Anthony , and star Paul George will put up a fight. That game tips off at 6:00 PM MT, so it will probably be over before the Jazz and Blazers even get underway at 8:30.
    ESPN: ESPN launches new sport streaming service

    ESPN: ESPN launches new sport streaming service

    The app offers scores and news from recent games, along with video highlights and audio clips. ESPN + is available on Android , iOS, Apple TV, Chromecast , FireTV and, yes, the internet.
  • Volkswagen CEO's replacement has been planned for months

    Volkswagen CEO's replacement has been planned for months

    They had brought Thursday's board meeting forward from Friday afternoon for the same reason, the sources said. The move is part of an effort to reorganize the company to do business more efficiently, the company said.
    Delta Air Lines' revenue soars, but profit burdened by fuel, storms

    Delta Air Lines' revenue soars, but profit burdened by fuel, storms

    Analysts mean Recommendation on a stock is noted at 1.60. (NYSE: DAL ) was sold by West W Gilbert on Friday, February 2. Credit Capital Investments LLC grew its stake in Delta Air Lines by 145.0% in the 4th quarter. (NYSE: DAL ).
    Major ice storm in forecast for York Region: Environment Canada

    Major ice storm in forecast for York Region: Environment Canada

    That combined with gusty northeast winds may result in power outages due to fallen tree limbs and power lines. Expect a few rounds of precipitation with a "significant threat of prolonged freezing rain" in some areas.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.