Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Kathua incident is a crime against humanity: Rahul Gandhi tweets

Kathua incident is a crime against humanity: Rahul Gandhi tweets

The Kathua rape and murder was a gruesome act in which an 8 year lost her life. Delhi Congress workers will join Gandhi in the protest, reported PTI.

"We want the government to take action".

Rahul's sister Priyanka, her husband Robert Vadra and their kids also joined the crowd, demanding justice to the rape victims.

Amid slogans being raised against the government at the midnight march, Gandhi said the women of the country are afraid to go out today and the government must ensure their safety and help them live in peace.

"How can anyone protect the culprits of such evil", he asked, adding that the violence against the child was a crime against humanity."It cannot go unpunished", he said on Twitter.

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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.

"This is an issue concerning women", he said, adding that people from all parties as well as the common man was at the India Gate.

The decision to march to India Gate came together late Thursday evening and confirmed via a Rahul Gandhi tweet: "Like millions of Indians my heart hurts tonight".

"The govt is sleeping and so at this time Congress will have to wake them up. Join me in a silent, peaceful, candlelight vigil at India Gate at midnight tonight to protest this violence and demand justice". "Hence this midnight march", Maken, the president of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee, told reporters here. While many, including Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, kept to their work while fasting, several ministers, among them Prakash Javadekar, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Piyush Goyal, travelled to different parts of the country to sit on fast and attack the main opposition party. Is this the way your party treats women Yogi ji? It can not go unpunished.

Shocking the nation, the minor was held captive by the accused at a temple and later she was raped, mutilated and murdered in Rassana village of Kathua, months ago, crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir police stated. A special investigation team, formed to probe the incident, has arrested eight people, including two special police officers and a head constable, who was charged with destroying evidence.

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