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Rape cases: Congress to hold candlelight march across Delhi

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Delhi unit of on Friday said party workers will take out a candlelight march in all the districts of the city over the BJP's alleged involvement in the rape incidents in and Kashmir's and Uttar Pradesh's and to seek justice for the victims.

"Today (Friday) at 10 p.m, in every district, the workers will hold a candle light march against the rape incidents in and and for BJP's involvement in the crime," said in a tweet.

The former Union said that the assembly point in every district would be notified to the party workers soon.

Maken's tweet came in the wake of Congress Rahul Gandhi's Thursday midnight protest by the party workers at the India Gate here against the "slumber" of over the rape incidents.

The candlelight protest on Thursday was called at a short notice, but it saw people converging at the India Gate in sizeable numbers to express their support.

joined the protest around midnight. His sister and her husband were also present.

Congress leaders, including Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ambika Soni, Ashok Gehlot, and Sushmita Dev, walked from the party headquarters at 24-Akbar Road to the India Gate along with hundreds of party workers holding candles.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 19:22 IST
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