Mumbai: The recent incidents of brutal rapes and killings have outraged the country with no bounds. Instead of taking immediate action, the apathy of authorities towards justice is evident.
People across different cities are demonstrating against the rape and horrific murder of eight-year-old Kashmiri girl and for the 18-year-old Unnao rape victim whose father died a custodial death where BJP MLA along with his aides is allegedly involved.
Mumbai citizens are protesting in Azad Maidan, while Bengaluru hit Freedom Park.
— Meghnad Bose (@MeghnadBose93) April 13, 2018
#Bengaluru: Students burn effigy and protest against the rape and murder of 8-year old girl in #Kathua. Also, condemned the #UnnaoCase where #BJPMLA is accused. Protesters urge @PMOIndia @narendramodi to break silence pic.twitter.com/cdJ9SiY6SE
— Bangalore Mirror (@BangaloreMirror) April 13, 2018
— AAP N-C Mumbai (@AAPNCMum) April 13, 2018
Protests were also held by All India Democratic Students’ Organisation (AIDSO) outside Raj Bhavan in Kolkata. However, the protesters were detained by police.
#WestBengal: Protest held by All India Democratic Students' Organisation (AIDSO) outside Raj Bhavan in Kolkata over #Unnao & #Kathua rape cases. Police detained the protesters. pic.twitter.com/hJQn0p5d9H
— ANI (@ANI) April 13, 2018
Aligarh Muslim University students also hit the streets demonstrating and asking for justice for the victims.
— AMU Network (@amu_network) April 13, 2018
— Anuja Jaiswal (@anujajTOI) April 13, 2018
Congress President Rahul Gandhi led a midnight protest today midnight with the party workers at India Gate against the “slumber” of Narendra Modi government over the rape incidents in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua and Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao and to seek justice for the victims.
Leaders including Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ambika Soni, Ashok Gehlot, Randeep Singh Surjewala and Sushmita Dev walked from the party headquarters at 24 Akbar Road to the India Gate holding candles.