Prime Minister, your silence is unacceptable.
Social justice and empowerment minister Arun Chaturvedi has stated that Congress took a jibe at Congress and said that their leader are making false statements and are trying to end the social harmony in the state in which they will not get successful. As soon as PM Modi's statement Opposition Congress chief Rahul Gandhi triggered a question on PM Modi asking When our daughters will get justice nation wants to know?' But certain sections of the party privately wondered the political rationale behind Gandhi's midnight vigil when the rest of the country was sleeping, thereby, liming its visibility and impact.
The brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and the inaction of police in the rape of a 17-year-old in Uttar Pradesh' Unnao involving a sitting BJP legislator has led to national outrage. The government's slogan of "Beti Bachao (save the girl child) " has turned into "betion ko BJP se bachaon", said Congress leader Randeep Surjewala. "India is waiting. #SpeakUp", Rahul tweeted. Thousands are present here including the common people and people from all parties.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi today described the rape and killing of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua as "unimaginable brutality" that cannot go unpunished, and wondered how anybody can seek to protect the culprits.
The Congress on Friday distanced itself from High Court Bar Association (Jammu) president BS Slathia, who has been spearheading protests, demanding CBI probe into the Kathua gangrape-cum-murder case and deportation of Rohingyas.
In Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district, a BJP MLA and his brother have been accused of raping a minor and beating up her father who later died of injuries while in custody.
Finally, noticing the severe backlash across the country against his deafening silence over the barbaric gangrapes of two young girls in J&K's Kathua and UP's Unnao, PM Narendra Modi has broken his silence.