Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken today demanded that a speedy trial should be held in the rape case in Kashmir’s Kathua and culprits be hanged till death. He also took part in the candlelight march against the BJP government on the rape of minors in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao.
Maken started his candlelight march in Chandni Chowk area along with hundreds of Delhi Congress workers. The Congress organised candlelight marches at the capitals of all the states across the country on Friday night. The party workers raised slogans against the Narendra Modi government.
“We organised candlelight marches in 14 districts in Delhi. Similar, marches were held across the country (in state capitals and districts),” Maken told media. “Today Congress workers are protesting against the rape incidents in all the 14 districts of Delhi. “We are demanding speedy trial in these cases and the culprits should be hanged till death,” he told reporters.
Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for covering up the rape incidents, the former union minister said, “The BJP has been exposed as they were trying to shield their leaders. Their leaders even participated in the rallies supporting the rape accused.”