Nation erupts in protest against rapes

Nation erupts in protest against rapes

Not In My Name, say people after Kathua, Unnao incidents

Hundreds of people on Sunday evening rose in protest in the national capital demanding justice for the victims of the Kathua and Unnao rape incidents that sparked countrywide outrage.

Protests across cities in the country saw a number of children holding placards demanding justice for the victims of sexual assault.

The protests in Delhi were under the banner #NotInMyName saw a large turnout.

The protesters were demanding the dismissal of Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh claiming that the administration was trying to save the culprits, which includes BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.

They also demanded that the two BJP leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, who resigned from the state government after an uproar over their comments, be arrested for making hate speeches during a protest against the arrest of culprits.

They also wanted the Hindu Ekta Manch organisers to be arrested.

The Aam Aadmi Party also held a separate protest at the Parliament Street.

Earlier, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday demanded death penalty for those who rape minors.

He visited the Rajghat where Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal is sitting on a fast for the third day on the same issue.

"In the next Delhi Assembly session, we will bring amendments to the IPC and CrPC that in case of rape of a minor, the rapist must get the death penalty and the trial should be completed within six months. In the last three years, the Delhi Assembly has brought many legislation but the Centre has not cleared a single one of them," he said.