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Massive Protests in Delhi, Chandigarh Against Kathua & Unnao Rapes

The Kathua and Unnao rape cases have shaken the collective conscience of India much like the Nirbhaya case of 2012.

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Hundreds of people gathered at Delhi’s Parliament Street on Sunday, 15 April, to protest against the incidents of rape in Kathua and Unnao. The rape cases have shaken the collective conscience of the nation in the last few days, much like the Nirbhaya case of 2012.

Apart from the national capital, protests have also taken place in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chandigarh and Chennai.

Snapshot
  • On Sunday, 15 April, hundreds of people gathered at Delhi’s Parliament Street to demand justice for the rape victims
  • Citizens in Chandigarh too came together to protest against the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua
  • The protests erupting over the rapes in Kathua and Unnao reached Chennai on 14 April
  • Protests also took place in Kolkata, where police reportedly detained protesters
  • In solidarity with the protesters in Delhi, Mumbai saw people gathering at Azad Maidan on 13 April
  • On 12 April, Congress president Rahul Gandhi led a midnight vigil protesting against the incidents of rape
2:51 AM , 16 Apr

Candlelight March in UP's Moradabad

The All India Mahila Sanskritik Sangathan took out a candlelight march on Sunday in UP’s Moradabad demanding justice for the victims in the Kathua and Unnao rape cases.

  • Candlelight march in UP’s Moradabad to demand justice for the victims in the Kathua and Unnao rape cases. 
  • Candlelight march in UP’s Moradabad to demand justice for the victims in the Kathua and Unnao rape cases. 
9:33 PM , 15 Apr

Chandigarh Demands Justice

Several people on Sunday, 15 March, joined a protest called by civil organisations in Chandigarh to seek justice for an eight-year-old-girl, who was raped and killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, reported PTI.

The protest was organised by the "Concerned Lawyers of Chandigarh" and the "Chandigarh Help Group" at Sector 17 Plaza.

"We are demanding justice for the girl who was raped and killed in Kathua," city-based advocate and member of the Concerned Lawyers of Chandigarh, Maninder Pal Singh Dhindsa, told PTI.

People carried placards having slogans such as "no more shielding of rapist", "human rights are not optional", and "silence is betrayal, speak up", and formed humans chains.

"Those behind this horrendous crime should be punished and the government should ensure that nobody influences this case in any way," he said.

6:20 PM , 15 Apr

Visuals from The Delhi Protest Site

The roads are jam-packed, as people have showed up in large numbers at the Parliament Street in the national capital.

A large crowd gathered to demand justice.
A large crowd gathered to demand justice.
(Photo Courtesy: Deeksha Sharma/The Quint)
A plea to ‘Make Women Safe’.
A plea to ‘Make Women Safe’.
(Photo Courtesy: Deeksha Sharma/The Quint)
People from all walks of life have come together.
People from all walks of life have come together.
(Photo Courtesy: Garvita Khybri/The Quint)
Protesters hold placards in solidarity.
Protesters hold placards in solidarity.
(Photo: Deeksha Sharma/The Quint)
A woman holding a placard asking the PM to take action and change the “rape culture.”
A woman holding a placard asking the PM to take action and change the “rape culture.”
(Photo Courtesy: The Quint)
5:23 PM , 15 Apr

Delhi Protests Kathua and Unnao Rapes at Jantar Mantar

We’re LIVE from a protest march in New Delhi against the Kathua and Unnao rape. Join us.

Posted by The Quint on Sunday, April 15, 2018

Citizens in Delhi have gathered at the Parliament Street to protest against Kathua and Unnao rape incidents.


Published: 13 Apr 2018, 2:23 PM IST