Rahul Gandhi claims Kathua, Unnao midnight protest 'wont' go in vain'

Sania Mirza

"The incidents of the last two days are shameful for any civil society".

Narendra Modi on Friday said that incidents like Asifa rape-and-murder case shake "our sensibilities" while assuring that criminals will not be spared.

"It's an insult to freedom fighters who gave their lives for the independence of this country". He said, "Incidents being discussed since past two days can not be part of a civilized society". Justice will be done and it will be complete justice.

His tweet came soon after Modi asserted that the guilty in the two cases will not be spared and daughters will get justice.

Expressing anguish over the two incidents which have triggered widespread outrage, he also said such crimes challenge the very concept of social justice "and as a society and a country we all are ashamed of it".

The eight-year-old girl belonging to a nomadic Muslim tribe in Kathua district was allegedly abducted, drugged, raped, tortured and killed in January.

She was sedated and repeatedly raped before her head was smashed and her body thrown in the forests next to Rasana village.

Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said, "Mr Prime Minister, your silence is unacceptable. 1".

Singhvi demanded the sacking of Jammu and Kashmir Forest Minister Lal Singh and Industries Minister Chander Prakash Ganga, who he alleged instigated the protests in Jammu in support of the accused. Lekhi said that the Unnao rape victim had not mentioned Sengar name in her original complaint. "So, the lesson to them is not to believe one side or the other and let the law take its course". Fighting for justice without success, the rape survivor attempted suicide in front of the residence of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, bringing her incident into the spotlight.

The family has alleged that the police refused to file an FIR. The case sparked new headlines after the girl's father on Monday died due to the injuries reportedly sustained while in police custody.

"In both cases, we seek immediate action against the accused, even if it involves those who hold positions of power", Rahul said.

ThePrint also reported Thursday that one of the leading lights of the protest in favour of a CBI probe in the case is senior Congress leader B.S. Slathia, the president of the Jammu bar association, who is known to be close to party veteran Azad.