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Kathua, Unnao rape cases: Nationwide protests erupt demanding justice for victims

The outrage was triggered following the gruesome rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua of Jammu & Kashmir.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: April 15, 2018 10:21:52 pm
Kathua, Unnao rape cases: Nationwide protests erupt demanding justice for victims Protestors at Parliament Street demanding justice for Kathua and Unnao rape victims on Sunday. (Express Photo by Abhinav Saha)

Massive protests were organised across various parts of the country under “Not In My Name” campaign to demand justice for victims of Kathua and Unnao rape cases. The protestors on Sunday demanded from the government to create a safer environment for women in the country.

Carrying banners and placards, protesters marched in New Delhi, Mumbai and other cities, demanding that government quickly prosecute rape suspects. Candlelight vigils were also held in some places. A silent protest was organised in Mumbai which was joined by Kiran Rao, wife of actor Aamir Khan, singer Vishal Dadlani and others.

The outrage was triggered following the gruesome rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua of Jammu & Kashmir. Meanwhile, another case was reported in Unnao of Uttar Pradesh where a BJP MLA is a prime suspect. On Saturday, another case of rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl was reported in Surat of Gujarat, where the Police is yet to ascertain the identity of the victim.

Kathua, Unnao rape cases: Nationwide protests erupt demanding justice for victims Protestors gathered under ‘Not in My Name’ campaign at Parliament Street to demand justice from the government. (Express Photo by Abhinav Saha) Kathua, Unnao rape cases: Nationwide protests erupt demanding justice for victims Actor Aamir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao took part along with Mumbaikars in a silent protest demanding justice for the victims of Kathua and Unnao rape and Murder cases at Cater road, Bandra West. (Express photo by Kevin DSouza) Kathua, Unnao rape cases: Nationwide protests erupt demanding justice for victims The protests were organised in various parts of the country including Delhi, Mumbai Kolkata, Bengaluru among other cities. (Express Photo by Abhinav Saha) Kathua, Unnao rape cases: Nationwide protests erupt demanding justice for victims The anger sparked after rape of an 8-year-old Bakarwal girl in Kathua of Jammu & Kashmir, a chargesheet was filed by the J&K Police in the case. (Express Photo by Abhinav Saha) Kathua, Unnao rape cases: Nationwide protests erupt demanding justice for victims Many protesters expressed anger at the BJP ministers in the state for initially siding with the accused in the Kathua case. (Express Photo by Abhinav Saha) Kathua, Unnao rape cases: Nationwide protests erupt demanding justice for victims The protestors on Sunday demanded the sacking of BJP ministers including CM Yogi Adityanath on the day. (Express Photo by Abhinav Saha)

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