Kathua, Unnao rapes: Samajwadi Party workers hold candlelight vigil in Noida

Photo: Avishek Dubey
Posted: Apr 14, 2018

Since the heinous incidents of rapes at Kathua and Unnao came to the fore, people at many places are protesting against it. Now, members of Samajwadi Party and several local traders have carried out a candlelight vigil in Noida on Saturday.

The people carrying out candlelight vigil alleged that daughters of the country are not at all safe during the present Modi government’s regime.

Later, several residents of the city gathered at DPS school in Sector 30 and also carried out a candlelight vigil near Shaheed Smarak at Sector 29.

Many SP workers begun their candlelight vigil from Atta market in Sector 18 and continued it till Great Indian Place mall with a demand of justice and arrest of the culprits.


The workers shouted slogans against the Modi government and the state governments in Uttar Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, demanding urgent action against the perpetrators of two heinous gang rapes of minors - one in Unnao (UP) and the other in Kathua (J&K).

Sunil Chaudhary, politician of SP Party said that no one is safe during this government. He added that government should do something to save the girls, child and women in the country.

The Kathua girl, who belonged to the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim community, had disappeared from a spot near her house on January 10. A week later, her body was found in the same area.

A Special Investigation Team, formed to probe the incident, has arrested eight people, including two Special Police Officers (SPOs) and a head constable, who was charged with destroying evidence.

Jammu has been on tenterhooks since the brutal rape and murder. The city's bar association has opposed the action against the accused and alleged that minority Dogras were being targeted.

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