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Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi lead march at India Gate to protest Kathua, Unnao rapes

Rahul Gandhi who arrived at the India Gate along with Priyanka Gandhi said that Congress does not intend to politicise the issue. “This is not a political protest, this is a national matter. The government should be able to protect the dignity of women in this nation,” says Rahul Gandhi.

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Making a public appeal to join the candle light vigil to protest against the rape cases in Kathua and Unnao, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday midnight led a march to protest crimes against women. He was joined by his sister Priyanka in the march that also included senior party leaders such as Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ambika Soni. Police inaction in the rape of a minor girl in UP's Unnao and communalisation of the rape case of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua has received criticism from all quarters. (Express Photo Gajendra Yadav)
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Calling the protest an effort to protect women and ensure justice to rape victims, Rahul Gandhi said that the Congress is not trying to politicise the issue. (Express Photo by Gajendra Yadav)
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"We are here to 'show our solidarity', said Priyanka Gandhi, who was accompanied by her daughter Miraya and Husband Robert Vadra at India Gate. She also called for a peaceful march and demanded that people realise why they have gathered tonight and behave themselves. (Express Photo by Gajendra Yadav)
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