Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in a late night tweet on Wednesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for breaking his silence on the rape cases and demanded that the latter should also specify a timeline for the justice promised to the victims.
Taking social networking site twitter Rahul wrote”Dear Prime Minister, Thank you for breaking your long silence. You said, “our daughters will get justice”.India wants to know: when?#SpeakUp”.
The Congress leader was responding to Prime Minister Modi’s speech made earlier on Friday where he had promised that the culprits of the rape cases in Kathua and Unnao will not be spared and justice shall be delivered.
“Incidents being discussed since past two days cannot be part of a civilised society. As a country, as a society, we all are ashamed of it. I want to assure the country that no culprit will be spared, complete justice will be done. Our daughters will definitely get justice,” PM Modi said during the inauguration of Dr Ambedkar National Memorial in the national capital.
The protests in solidarity with Asifa are being closely followed by all over the world by holding rallies and conferences. Besides routine reportage, several newspapers have carried editorials and used the case to draw attention to violence against women all over the world.
On January 17, the body of a minor girl was found in the forests near Rasana, Hiranagar. The girl had been missing for a week. According to police, she had been abducted and raped by an SPO Deepak Khajuria, who was a part of the team sent out to find her when she was missing.
Nine accused, including the alleged mastermind Sanji Ram – an ex-bureaucrat – and his son Vishal Kumar, a police head constable, two SPOs and a sub-inspector of police, have been arrested in the case.