Earlier on Thursday, in an attempt to pressure the Centre to take action in the gang-rape cases of the minors in Kathua and Unnao, Rahul led a midnight march to the India Gate in Delhi.
Congress president raised the Beti Bachao slogan to showcase the large number of rapes, molestations, and attacks on college girls and working women in public transport, domestic violence, and police stations.
He said Modi's silence over the rising atrocities against women was "unacceptable" and that India was waiting for him to speak up. It said, "Like millions of Indians my heart hurts tonight".
BJP leader Vaibhav Agarwal tagged the protest by a Congress as a fashion war and said that the party was politicising the issue.
"Women in India are scared to step out of their homes. In a short span of time, thousands of people assembled for the march", Maken said.
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In other cases, however, the deaths are a result of "pure evil", a more hard problem to combat, he said. Statewide data show that child maltreatment cases have been increasing in Minnesota in recent years.
"How can anyone protect the culprits of such evil?"
"It can not go unpunished", he said on Twitter. "What have we become if we allow politics to interfere with such unimaginable brutality perpetrated on an innocent child?". Expressing distress over the rape of 18-year-old woman in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district and gangrape and murder of eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, the Congress party has organised the midnight march here and appealed everyone to join it.
She accused the government of dividing society in the name of food, religion, region and caste, adding that the BJP had no right to point a finger at the Congress.
She was sedated and repeatedly raped before her head was smashed and her body thrown in the forests next to Rasana village.
The long-delayed charge sheet in the Kathua case indicates that eight-year-old Asifa was held in a captivity in a temple, raped by six men, and then bludgeoned to death. A total of 8 people have been arrested in connection with the Kathua case, including policemen who reportedly covered up the incident.