Ahead of Karnataka polls, Rahul Gandhi likely to make 3 more visits

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

"Stop Hindu-Muslim divide over her", the family members said, even though they added that they were scared they would not get justice in the case.

Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, BJP national spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said that the BJP has been speaking out against the Kathua and Unnao rape cases - both incidents that have hogged the national limelight in the last few days. Prime Minister had given a slogan "Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao" (Save the Daughter, Teach the Daughter) and it is during his regime that our girls are being raped.

Sources said Rahul is expected to visit those parts of Karnataka which he has not visited yet as part of his Jana Aashirwada Yatre there.

The SPG too had a very hard time protecting Rahul Gandhi from the chaotic crowd.

Aware of his newly-found niche on the social media, Rahul, on micro blogging site of twitter, has questioned the silence of PM Modi terming it as 'unacceptable. "Join me in a silent, peaceful, candlelight vigil at India Gate at midnight tonight to protest this violence and demand justice", he tweeted.

Breaking his silence on the rape-murder of a minor in Jammu and Kashmir and the rape of another in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday promised justice and said the incidents have shamed the country. "We are telling him (PM Modi) that he should get down to the job, implement it", the Congress president had said during the protests that are seen to be an effort to put the ruling BJP at the centre and the two states in a spot.

In Kathua, an 8-year-old nomadic Bakarwal tribal girl named Asifa was raped and murdered at the Devisthan temple.

Later, on Saturday, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti requested J&K HC Chief Justice for the establishment of special fast-track court for Kathua Rape Case.

In the Unnao rape case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday registered three cases against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl.



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