‘Ab Bas’ Echoes at Midnight March Against Kathua, Unnao Rapes
Hundreds joined in the protest march led by Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
Hundreds joined in the protest march led by Congress President Rahul Gandhi.(Photo: Twitter/@INCIndia)

‘Ab Bas’ Echoes at Midnight March Against Kathua, Unnao Rapes

Common people joined Congress workers and party president Rahul Gandhi in huge numbers at midnight on Thursday to march against the government’s inaction in the Kathua and Unnao rape cases.

Amid slogans and banners, the battle cry resounded: SAVE OUR WOMEN!

Hundreds gathered on Thursday at midnight to protest against Kathua-Unnao rape cases.
Hundreds gathered on Thursday at midnight to protest against Kathua-Unnao rape cases.
(Photo: Mythreyee Ramesh/The Quint)

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Protesters were seen shouting slogans, carrying candles and some even held placards against the BJP governments at the Centre and in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir while demanding urgent action against the perpetrators of the two heinous gangrapes.

“Rapists, Leave India!” protesters at the midnight rally demanded.
“Rapists, Leave India!” protesters at the midnight rally demanded.
(Photo: Aradhya Agnihotri/The Quint)
“Make our women safe,” Rahul Gandhi led the midnight march to protest against government’s inaction in Unnao and Kathua rapes.
“Make our women safe,” Rahul Gandhi led the midnight march to protest against government’s inaction in Unnao and Kathua rapes.
(Photo: PTI)

Gandhi was joined by his sister Priyanka, her husband Robert Vadra and their children.

"We are here against crimes being committed against women, against rapes, violence and murder and the government must act on this. This is a national issue and not a political one," Gandhi said during the march in the heart of the national capital.

This is about our women. Thousands are present here including the common people and people from all parties. The situation is such today that one after another incident of murder, rape and violence is taking place in various parts of the country. We are standing here against that and we want the government to act.
Rahul Gandhi
Panic, protests and promises gripped the national capital after a brutal gangrape in 2012. Six years down the line, we still ask, “How many more?”
Panic, protests and promises gripped the national capital after a brutal gangrape in 2012. Six years down the line, we still ask, “How many more?”
(Photo: Mythreyee Ramesh/The Quint)

Congress leaders present at the protest march to India Gate, the epicentre of the protests against the Nirbhaya rape case of 2012, included Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Salman Khurshid, Ashok Gehlot, Ajay Maken, Sushmita Dev, Haroon Yusuf, Randeep Surjewala and Ambika Soni.

Azad said the Modi government was sleeping and those facing the biggest threat during the current regime are the daughters of the country.

Congress leaders also joined in the protest.
Congress leaders also joined in the protest.
(Photo: Aradhya Agnihotri/The Quint)
“Stop this injustice!” voices resounded at New Delhi’s India Gate.
“Stop this injustice!” voices resounded at New Delhi’s India Gate.
(Photo: Mythreyee Ramesh/The Quint)
“Ab Bas!” – women demand an end to the injustice.
“Ab Bas!” – women demand an end to the injustice.
(Photo: Twitter/@INCIndia)

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