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"Betis are under threat", students and women protest against rape and murder of minor girls

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A number of student and women organisations today protested at the Parliament Street against the and cases and questioned the silence of

The protesters also alleged of keeping silent on the issue.

"Two gruesome incidents of have shocked the nation; not just for the horrific nature of the crime, but also for the ruling party, the trying to shield the accused, with its sitting ministers even going on to support bandhs and rallies against arresting of the accused," All Students Association said.

Organisations like All Progressive Women's Association, National Federation of Indian Women, JNU Students Union, among others took part in the protest.

"The PM, known to tweet on every issue, hasn't thought that rape of two women in the ruled states and the shielding of the accused by his party as even an issue to give out a statement. The betis (daughters) of the nation are under threat from the ruling party," Kumar said.

said, If in rape case, the accused is a sitting MLA and is roaming around freely while the father of the survivor is dead, in eight-year-old's rape and murder case (in Kathua) they are trying to shield the accused by communalising the incident. Will religion of the victim and of the accused determine justice in this country? Why is the BJP saying, the charge-sheet is wrong and thus justifying the way some lawyers of the tried to stop the charge-sheet from being filed?

All said, Women of this country will not tolerate a regime that defends rape accused and further victimizes complainants.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 02:05 IST