Delhi: Rahul Gandhi leads midnight candlelight march to protest crimes against women

AICC spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala addresses a press conference in New Delhi

Even as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is being cornered over the Unnao rape case, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday referred to rape-murder case of a Kathua girl, saying "criminals of such horrific acts can't go unpunished".

The All India Mahila Congress took to Twitter to announce the "Black Day", and wrote, "Mahila Congress will observe #BlackDay on 17th April 2018 to protest against the @BJP4India complicity and @narendramodi 's silence over Kathua & Unnao rape cases and rising crimes against women through demonstrations across India".

Taking to Twitter, Rahul said, "Like millions of Indians my heart hurts tonight". India simply can not continue to treat its women the way it does. Join me in a silent, peaceful, candlelight vigil at India Gate at midnight tonight to protest this violence and demand justice, " Gandhi tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the nation this week he will be fasting for a day to protest over the washout of the just-concluded budget session of the parliament.

Gandhi earlier said the "unimaginable brutality" can not go unpunished, and called the violence against the child a crime against humanity.

Hyderabad win last-ball thriller against Mumbai
Earlier, the hosts did well with the ball without their spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar , who was absent with an injury. Just when it looked like the hosts would run away with it, young Mayank Markande caused havoc with his leg-spin.

Games-Athletes urged to respect visas as Cameroon competitors abscond
One member of Rwanda's delegation at the on-going Commonwealth Games now underway in Australia has gone missing. Nso said team officials had notified Australian police.

World Meteorological Organization retires devastating 2017 hurricane names
After last year's devastating hurricane season, we will never have to hear from Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate ever again. According to Sean Breslin, editor of Weather.com, Harvey was used as a storm name six times, starting in 1981.

"We passed a resolution in the State executive meeting of the BJP last week itself that we want the culprits to be punished, justice to be done to the girl, and innocents not to be harassed", Mr. Madhav said. Congress MLA Aradhana Mishra said that seriousness of the yogi government for women could be gauged from the fact that chairperson of the state women's commission is yet to be appointed.

The girl, who belonged to the nomadic Muslim Bakarwal community, was abducted on January 10 in Kathua district while grazing horses near her home.

Rahul Gandhi on Kathua Rape-Murder Case.

Swaying party flags amidst echo of lamenting catchphrases, the party workers demanded immediate arrest of the accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Senger.

In another tweet, the supremo of the grand old party claimed that the culprits of such heinous crimes against women are being protected. Her body was found in the same area a week later and the autopsy revealed she had been sedated and repeatedly raped before her head was bashed in with a stone. The city's bar association has opposed the action against the accused and alleged that minority Dogras were being targeted.

Related:

  • Volkswagen CEO's replacement has been planned for months

    Volkswagen CEO's replacement has been planned for months

    Diess also has a more diversified history in the automotive business than his predecessor Matthias Mueller. The move is part of an effort to reorganize the company to do business more efficiently, the company said.
    Trump has not laid out timetable for Syria attack response - White House

    Trump has not laid out timetable for Syria attack response - White House

    If Trump tries to scupper the probe, it could set in motion a series of events that eventually threaten his presidency. Mueller, saying in an interview on Fox Business Network it would be "suicide" to continue to talk about firing him.
    Khloe Kardashian gives birth to baby girl amid cheating scandal

    Khloe Kardashian gives birth to baby girl amid cheating scandal

    As for Khole's family? At this point, all Kardashian can hope for is a healthy baby and a giant heap of groveling from her guy. To add insult to injury, she is far from her home in Los Angeles and can not fly due to her advanced state of pregnancy.
  • 49ers linebacker facing 11 years for alleged brutal girlfriend attack

    49ers linebacker facing 11 years for alleged brutal girlfriend attack

    Afterwards, she is said to have called the police to report the incident before going to a hospital to be treated for injuries. Foster, the 31st pick in the draft a year ago out of Alabama, started and played 10 games for the 49ers as a rookie.
    John Krasinski Is On A Roll With New Movie Announcement

    John Krasinski Is On A Roll With New Movie Announcement

    Krasinski and the producers of A Quiet Place - Michael Bay , Andrew Form and Brad Fuller - are reteaming for Life on Mars . It's a short story adaptation for the actor-turned-filmmaker, though he's not thought to be starring in the film himself.
    Apple quietly released a new iPhone - here's all you need to know

    Apple quietly released a new iPhone - here's all you need to know

    The latest update killed the touch functionality of iPhone 8 phones, pretty much screwing a lot of third-party fix companies over. This includes a $99 iPhone X Leather Folio case, so iPhone X owners can protect their phone while contributing to a good cause.
  • Asset manager BlackRock reports 26.8 pct rise in Q1 profit

    Asset manager BlackRock reports 26.8 pct rise in Q1 profit

    On average, equities research analysts expect that BlackRock, Inc . will post $21.35 earnings per share for the current year. It is also a boon to BLK stock by coming in well above Wall Street's earnings per share estimate of $6.39 for the quarter.
    Trudeau to meet with BC, Alberta premiers Sunday on Trans Mountain

    Trudeau to meet with BC, Alberta premiers Sunday on Trans Mountain

    The Alberta government will introduce legislation on Monday created to put pressure on B.C., including the right to cut shipments of oil and gasoline, driving up pump prices.
    Wall Street Falls on Syria, Interest Rate Worries

    Wall Street Falls on Syria, Interest Rate Worries

    Among stocks, AveXis rose 77.6 percent after Swiss drugmaker Novartis offered to buy the gene therapy company for $8.7 billion. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street as the market regains ground following a loss the day before.
  • Trump huddles with war cabinet, vows Syria decision 'fairly soon'

    Trump huddles with war cabinet, vows Syria decision 'fairly soon'

    In any event, the United States , under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS. Trump responded then by launching dozens of Navy cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield.
    WWE changes Undertaker match at Greatest Royal Rumble

    WWE changes Undertaker match at Greatest Royal Rumble

    More top names have been added to the Greatest Royal Rumble line-up, including Chris Jericho and Kurt Angle. When asked if Undertaker was past his prime, "The Bulgarian Brute" responded, "Just a little bit".
    New Trailer Lands For 'Ocean's 8'

    New Trailer Lands For 'Ocean's 8'

    The tide has turned and it's a whole new " Ocean's " when a group of women team up to plan and execute the ultimate heist in NY . Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures have released eight new clips looking at the characters in the spin-off movie Ocean's 8 .

Comments

Latest news

Cameron Meredith to Join Saints; Bears Don't Match Contract Offer Sheet
Add in Taylor Gabriel's $5.5 million salary for this season and you can see why the Bears didn't want to bring back Meredith. Get daily prep sports headlines from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email.

Former EPA Official Confirms Pruitt Scandals New And Old, Lawmakers Say
The agency has seen a sharp rise in the number of public records requests since Pruitt joined President Donald Trump 's Cabinet. Embassy, although the recommended hotel had law enforcement and other U.S. resources on-site", the letter reads.

Bolivia calls United Nations meeting over Syria strike threat
But a senior source has told the BBC's North America editor Jon Sopel that any military action is likely to happen at the weekend. Opponents of unilateral US action called an emergency closed-door meeting of the U.N.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc Q4 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates
Amp Limited holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. ( NASDAQ : BBBY)'s gross margin stands at 36.60%. State Teachers Retirement Sys stated it has 0.01% in Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. ( NASDAQ : BBBY ) or 10,600 shares.

Scientists have warned about the dangers of hand dryers
Bacterial feces can become "aerosolized" from the flushing of toilets, one of the researchers told Newsweek . Unlike other types of B. subtilis often found in soil, this strain is only found in laboratory environments.

Mark Zuckerberg mocked online for using 'booster seat' during Facebook hearing
Facebook's shares are down 11% since the news of the breach, though wider recovery in the markets helped them bounce back by 4.5% on Tuesday.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles, 4-11
Baltimore is 8-26 in its last 34 overall, 3-9 in its last 12 at home, and 6-21 in its last 27 against right-handed starters. Seeking to throw the second no-hitter in Blue Jays history, Sanchez walked four and hit a batter before it all came apart.

Gautam Gambhir Slams the System for Kathua and Unnao Rape Horror
The Crime Branch will produce a supplementary charge sheet in the case after further investigation. Taking to his Twitter handle on Thursday noon, VK Singh said , "We have failed Asifa as humans".

Death toll from Humboldt Broncos bus crash rises to 16
"A lot of people know someone who was on that bus, and an even greater number know someone who knows someone", he said. The funds will be sent to the Humboldt Broncos Association.

Scalise: I 'Wouldn't Run Against' McCarthy for Speaker
McCarthy had previously run for speaker in 2015 to replace the retiring John Boehner, before abruptly withdrawing from the race. This isnot because he'll struggle to raise money. "Steve would be a good person", said Jones. "We've got to have a Speaker".

Avengers: Infinity War ticket presales outpacing last 7 MCU movies combined
Also no signs of Hawkeye and Ant-Man in there. " Thanos is the one thing that unifies them all in this movie". Speaking with Linternaute in a recent interview, the duo exclaimed great interest in the Secret Wars saga.

NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) Analyzing Impact of Profitability on Stock
Apache Corporation a United States of America based Company, belongs to Basic Materials sector and Independent Oil & Gas industry. Looking back further, Ecolab Inc. stock has been 6.50% over the last six months, and 4.82% since the start of the calendar year.

The NBA playoff bracket is now set
The Process is finally delivering the expected results and the 76ers are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2012. Golden State Warriors NBA Finals , as Odds Shark reported it is the favorite on the sportsbooks at a +345 moneyline price.

New ransomware holds your files hostage until you play 'PUBG'
The devs have also made some changes to the Miramar map's northern section to "make it a more appealing area". There are also a couple of long-requested quality-of-life changes being added through the new PUBG update .

Former US House Speaker John Boehner to promote legalizing marijuana
Marijuana may soon be legalized in the Hudson Valley if one candidate has her way. Distributing lobbyist checks on the House floor was later abolished.

Other news