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13 April 2018, 03:32 | Lena Norman
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joined the candlelight march called by Congress President Rahul Gandhi in India Gate at midnight
Congress President Rahul Gandhi led a midnight candlelight march on Thursday in protest against crimes committed against women and girls in India.
The Congress leaders present at the protest march to the India Gate included Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Salman Khurshid, Ashok Gehlot, Ajay Maken, Sushmita Dev, Haroon Yusuf, Randeep Surjewala and Ambika Soni.
Rahul Gandhi joined the protest around midnight.
Rahul's sister Priyanka, her husband Robert Vadra and their kids also joined the crowd, demanding justice to the rape victims.
Rahul Gandhi reached India Gate to hold the midnight cangle march.
Azad said the Modi government was sleeping and those facing the biggest threat were the daughters of the country during the current regime. Gandhi sat atop his vehicle to briefly talk to the media. In Jammu and Kashmir, though the Kathua rape-and-murder incident took place in January this year, the chilling details of the crime emerged in a charge sheet filed by police earlier this week. "This defies all human values we have grown with as a society", Gandhi said.
"Today, India's women are afraid of coming out in public".
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Robert Vadra's daughter Miraya too attended the candlelight march called by Rahul Gandhi at India Gate at midnight
"We want to wake up the Modi government which is fast asleep". Many people questioned whether the country is safe for women or not?
Gandhi said it was a national issue and not a political issue. Thousands are present here including the common people and people from all parties.
He said Modi's slogan of "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" was a correct slogan.
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".
"Yogi Adityanath should be immediately removed from UP for failing to protect the women in the state, which was the main promise of BJP during the 2017 Assembly polls", she demanded, wondering how a rapist BJP MLA was continuing in the party.
Gandhi joined the protest near the Man Singh Road at 11.55 pm.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, on Thursday, said that the law can not be obstructed by irresponsible actions, after a group of lawyers obstructed the Crime Branch and tried to prevent it from filing a charge sheet against those accused of raping and murdering an eight-year old girl in Kathua town three months ago. The two-hour-long demonstration ended with the detention of the protestors.
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