On Friday, Congress leaders said that while the Prime Minister had finally broken his silence on the issue, there has been "no real and tangible action" so far.
Congress president raised the Beti Bachao slogan to showcase the large number of rapes, molestations, and attacks on college girls and working women in public transport, domestic violence, and police stations.
BJP leader Vaibhav Agarwal tagged the protest by a Congress as a fashion war and said that the party was politicising the issue. Rahul Gandhi¿s sister and brother-in-law Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Robert Vadra, respectively, have also joined the protest with another prominent leader like Ambika Soni, Shobha Ojha, Ajay Maken and others. Thousands are present here including the common people and people from all parties. "The women of the country should feel safe", he said.
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Azad said the Modi government was sleeping and those facing the biggest threat were the daughters of the country during the current regime.
Priyanka's 15-year-old daughter Miraya Vadra walked alongside her mother during the protest against the recent shocking gangrapes in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and Uttar Pradesh's Unnao.
Both the Unnao and Kathua rape cases have a marked similarity in the sense that in both cases the assailants have been identified, yet justice is yet to be served. She was tortured and killed allegedly because the accused wanted to scare away the nomadic Muslim Bakarwal community living in the region. Urging J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to "take a stand", AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh said Mufti had no "moral right to continue with the BJP". Her body was found in the same area a week later. The girl attempted self-immolation on April 8 in front of Yogi Adityanath's residence to protest against inaction and shielding minister. Eight people have been held by the cops, including two Special Police Officers (SPOs) and a head constable, who was charged with destroying evidence.
In Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district, a BJP MLA and his brother have been accused of raping a minor and beating up her father who later died of injuries while in custody.