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"Prime minister did fast for one day. We were hoping that he will speak something on the issue and will give assurance to the countrymen to ensure safety of our daughters. But the silence of the PM and the entire government is very heart breaking," Maliwal had said before beginning the strike.
In his first comments on the gruesome incidents, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had yesterday called them as a "shame" for the country and asserted that the guilty will not be spared and daughters will get justice.
In Kathua, an eight-year-old girl from the nomadic Bakerwal community had gone missing from near her house on January 10 and a week later, her body was found in the same area.
In the Unnao case, a 17-year-old girl has alleged that she was raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar at his residence on June 4, 2017.
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