New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who led a candle march during the intervening night of Thursday and Friday to protest against increasing acts of violence against women, has thanked the people for coming out in large numbers to express solidarity and raise their voice in this matter.
Addressing media-persons near Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate the Congress
President said that the candle march was not a political event. they were there to raise their voice against growing acts of violence against women and demand action from the Government.
The Congress protest comes close on the heels of the heinous gang rape and murder of an eight year old girl at Kathnua in Jammu and kashmir and the rape of a minor in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh.
‘Thousands of men and women stood up to be counted in the battle for justice and to protest the rising acts of violence against girls and women. I thank each and every one of you for your support. It shall not be in vain,’ Gandhi said ina tweet.
Meanwhile on Friday, the Allahabad directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to arrest BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and other accused in the Unnao rape case immediately.
Earlier today, Sengar, the BJP MLA charged under the stringent POCSO Act and sections of the Indian Penal Code or IPC dealing with rape was brought to Lucknow CBI office for questioning.
The CBI is probing three cases against the BJP legislator in Unnao rape case. His brother Atul Singh already has been arrested for brutal assault on girl’s father who later succumbed to his injuries in police custody.