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Kathua, Unnao rape cases Highlights: PM Modi breaks silence, says we all are ashamed as a nation

Kathua, Unnao rape case LIVE updates: Congress president Rahul Gandhi along with his sister Priyanka Vadra Gandhi led a midnight candlelight march to India Gate on Thursday seeking justice for the victims. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 13, 2018 10:03:32 pm
Kathua, Unnao rape cases LIVE updates, India has been rocked by the gory incidents in Kathua and Unnao as students and opposition take to the streets. (Representational)

The horrific crimes in Kathua and Unnao have led to massive outrage across the country with protests being organised in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Uttar Pradesh and other places. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) early this morning detained BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in connection with the Unnao case in which a 17-year-old girl was alleged raped and her father later died in judicial custody;  in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, meanwhile, the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old has assumed a political colour. The local BJP here is rallying against the police in support of the accused.

Making an statement in the Unnao rape case, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, “Investigation has been handed over to the CBI. I believe the CBI would have arrested the MLA also. Our government will not compromise on this, no matter how influential the accused is, he will not be spared.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi is yet to make any statement on either of the incidents.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi along with his sister Priyanka Vadra Gandhi led a midnight candlelight march to India Gate on Thursday seeking justice for the victims.  A number of student and women organisations, too, protested in Delhi and other places

Ensuring justice for the eight-year-old girl, J-K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said, “I want to assure the entire nation that I stand committed not just to ensure justice for the minor girl but also seek exemplary punishment for those responsible for a crime whose brutal savagery has shamed humanity.” “The Jammu and Kashmir government will introduce a new law to ensure death penalty for those raping minors across the state,” she asserted. Also Read | Kathua rape-murder case: BJP to Congress, all part of outfit targeting J-K police probe

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20:52 (IST)13 Apr 2018
Swati Malliwal tweets to PM Modi
20:51 (IST)13 Apr 2018
"Pakistani infiltrator was involved in raising Jai Shri Ram slogans"

Only half of my statement was reported. She was a daughter of the nation. I only said I suspect that Pakistani infiltrator was involved in raising "Jai Shri Ram" slogans as no Hindu group can do this after raping and killing a minor girl, says BJP MP Nandkumar Singh Chauhan. 

20:30 (IST)13 Apr 2018
Medical Superintendent at Unnao District Hospital suspended

Medical Superintendent and Casualty officer at Unnao District Hospital have been suspended and a departmental inquiry has been initiated against three other doctors. 

19:40 (IST)13 Apr 2018
PM Modi assures justice will be done
19:40 (IST)13 Apr 2018
PM Modi breaks silence
19:15 (IST)13 Apr 2018
CBI investigates Unnao rape case

Statements of all family members were taken separately. They said they will collect evidence later. We will go to Lucknow tomorrow. Team (CBI) has called us there, but we don't know the reason: Uncle of Unnao Rape Victim.

18:35 (IST)13 Apr 2018
Yogi Adityanath speaks on Unnao rape incident

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday insisted that his government had not deviated from its zero-tolerance policy on crime and corruption. “As soon as the matter came to the notice of the government on April 9, we immediately constituted a SIT (Special Investigation Team) and initiated action in the matter…the policemen and doctors found guilty in the SIT report were suspended.”  READ HERE

18:20 (IST)13 Apr 2018
Kathua rape-murder: Gujjars demand death penalty for accused

Gujjars today took to streets in Jammu demanding rape and the accused in the case be given death penalty. Protestors also raised slogans against the Bar Association of Jammu and Kashmir High Court (BAJ).

-PTI

17:51 (IST)13 Apr 2018
DCW Chief Swati Malliwal launches indefinite hunger strike

Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Ms Swati  Maliwal started her indefinite hunger strike after offering prayers at Rajghat, demanding the government to take concrete actions to curb sexual crimes against women. Former union minister Yashwant Sinha also reached  Rajghat to express his support to the DCW chief.  

17:12 (IST)13 Apr 2018
Protests in West Bengal
16:52 (IST)13 Apr 2018
AAP's Atishi Marlena reacts on Minakshi Lekhi's comments
16:45 (IST)13 Apr 2018
Students protest against the increasing cases of rape in India
16:34 (IST)13 Apr 2018
CBI team reaches district hospital to investigate Unnao case
16:28 (IST)13 Apr 2018
Home Minister breaks silence on Kathua rape case

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday spoke on the Kathua rape case and said that the victims family should get justice. 

15:48 (IST)13 Apr 2018
Congress on PM Modi's silence over rape cases
15:35 (IST)13 Apr 2018
Rahul Gandhi questions PM Modi
15:34 (IST)13 Apr 2018
CBI team visits Makhi Police Station in Unnao
15:33 (IST)13 Apr 2018
Congress to hold candlelight marches across India

On the instructions of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, party members will hold candlelight march at capitals of all the states against Kathua and Unnao rape cases. 

15:32 (IST)13 Apr 2018
Congress hits back on Minakshi Lekhi

"BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi's insensitive remark is an insult to Indian citizens standing up for their rights. Her statement reflects her party's regressive ideology. She must take back her words and apologize immediately," tweets Congress. 

14:55 (IST)13 Apr 2018
Guilty should be shot dead: BJP MP

The guilty should be publicly hanged or shot dead, there should be no leniency with rapists. Even if the guilty is found to be a BJP member, he should be executed publicly, says RP Sharma, BJP Assam MP on Unnao rape case, reports ANI. 

Kathu unnao rape incidents The lawyers tried to stop filing of chargesheet in the Kathua rape and murder case.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi led a midnight candlelight march on Thursday against the Kathua and Unnao rape incidents as a number of student and women organisations protested in Delhi over the silence maintained by Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the horrific crimes. Similar demonstrations were also held in Kolkata and Uttar Pradesh, though much smaller in scale.

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