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India Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi: Fast track rape cases if serious about 'justice for our daughters'

18:00  16 april  2018
18:00  16 april  2018 Source:   indiatoday.in

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Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering. © AP Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering.

Rahul Gandhi on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fast track rape cases if he's "serious" about providing justice for Indian women.

The Congress president made the appeal in a tweet. "There were 19,675 rapes of minor children reported in 2016. This is shameful," he wrote.

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Last week, Gandhi urged his Twitter followers to join him at a candlelight vigil to protest gangrapes reported in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh.

"India simply cannot continue to treat its women the way it does," he then wrote. Civilians and Congress leaders answered his call, and swarmed the lanes around India Gate early Friday morning.

That very evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India was "ashamed."

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"The task of eliminating this internal evil of our society, we all have to do together," he said at the Dr Ambedkar National Memorial.

In the last week, top Opposition leaders, retired civil servants, and Indian students and alumni in the UK have called on him to act.

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"The unspeakable horror of the Kathua and the Unnao incidents shows that the Government has failed in performing the most basic of the responsibilities given to it by the people," the former bureaucrats wrote.

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"We, in turn, have failed as a nation which took pride in its ethical, spiritual and cultural heritage and as a society which treasured its civilisational values of tolerance, compassion and fellow feeling."

(Inputs from PTI)

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Modi interested only in Modi: Rahul Gandhi launches scathing attack on PM Pulling Prime Minister Modi for not entirely devoting to his campaign 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao', Rahul Gandhi said, "Women are being raped, young girls are being raped... But Modi ji did not say anything. International Monetary Fund Chief said Modi ji you are not working for the welfare of women... But Modi ji is interested only in Modi."On the developing discourse over the silence of the Prime Minister, Gandhi added, "Whenever a Dalit looks at PM Modi, he or she knows that there is no place in his heart for them.

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