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Hundreds join in as Cong, AAP protest Kathua, Unnao rapes

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Mumbaikars from different walks of life today held protests against the incidents of rape and murder in in and gangrape in Unnao in

Sanjay Nirupam, Congress' unit chief, who led a candlelight march at here, attacked the Union government, stating that acting against these horrific crimes was "not the choice but the moral responsibility" of the government.

Hitting out at Narendra Modi, Nirupam said the PM had been silent on the two incidents for the "longest time" and he now needed to spell out clearly to the nation what he intended to do to ensure that justice was done in both cases.

Another protest, organised by the (AAP) in suburban Bandra, saw Vicky Kaushal, documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan, Kalki Koechlin, radio jockey Malishka Mendonsa and join hundreds of others to demand justice for the two victims.

later tweeted that some "BJP stooges" tried to disrupt the protest.

"The protest was marred by some BJP stooges who 1. Did not allow citizens to speak. 2. Claimed that using slogans was anti national. How is Azaadi from Balatkar anti-national? 3. Created a police scare to try and shoo the protesters away" she tweeted.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 22:40 IST