Kathua rape case: PM Narendra Modi promises justice to Indian daughters, Rahul Gandhi asks 'when'

14 April 2018, 04:46 PM
Kathua rape case: PM Modi promises justice, Rahul Gandhi asks 'when' (Photo Source: PTI)
Kathua rape case: PM Modi promises justice, Rahul Gandhi asks 'when' (Photo Source: PTI)

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said "India wants to know" when its daughters will get justice as he thanked him for breaking his long silence on the Kathua and Unnao rape cases on Friday.

"Dear Prime Minister, Thank you for breaking your long silence. You said our daughters will get justice. India wants to know: when? #SpeakUp," Rahul tweeted.

Gandhi's tweet came soon after PM Modi assured justice in Kathua and Unnao rape cases claiming that no criminal will be spared.

The prime minister opened up on the monstrous act after the Opposition upped the ante accusing the ruling BJP of shielding perpetrators of heinous crimes against women.

Speaking at an event in Delhi, the prime minister on Thursday said, " I want to assure the nation that no criminal will be spared” and justice will be delivered to its daughters." His statement came as a reference to the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl in UP’s Unnao and of an 8-year-old girl in J&K’s Kathua.

Later, on Saturday, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti requested J&K HC Chief Justice for the establishment of special fast-track court for Kathua Rape Case.

Read | Kathua rape case: Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti asks for fast track court to finish trial in 90 days

It will be the first special fast-track court in the state and is expected to complete the trial in 90 days.

According to PDP sources, accused Policeman are being terminated from service in connection to the case.

Earlier, on Thursday, BJP MP Lal Singh said, "Those responsible for rape and murder of the 8-year-old in Kathua should be nabbed." Singh has submitted his resignation as J&K minister to state BJP President Sat Sharma on Thursday.

(With inputs from agencies)

First Published: Saturday, April 14, 2018 01:06 PM
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