Bihar Shelter Home Rape Protest: We are here to stand with women of the country, says Rahul Gandhi

04 August 2018, 10:00 PM
Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Rape: Rahul Gandhi to participate in Tejashwi Yadav’s sit-in at Jantar Mantar today (Photo: ANI Twitter)
Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Rape: Rahul Gandhi to participate in Tejashwi Yadav’s sit-in at Jantar Mantar today (Photo: ANI Twitter)

Former Bihar deputy chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav will take on Chief Minister “chacha” Nitish Kumar from Delhi’s historic Jantar Mantar as he stages a protest against the rape of 34 girls in a government-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur.

The RJD leader, who has been publicly criticising the Bihar CM for his silence over the horrifying incident, will also be joined by Congress president Rahul Gandhi during his sit-in at Jantar Mantar. Aam Aadmi Party leader Somnath Bharti will also join the RJD leader in his “attempt to seek justice” for minor girls of Muzaffarpur shelter home.

The RJD leader has been accusing the BJP-JD(U) government in Bihar of shielding the accused shelter home owner Brajesh Thakur. One of the Bihar Cabinet Minister’s husband is also accused of frequently visiting the shelter home, where 34 girls were raped and tortured over a period of four years.

Highlights:

Nitish Kumar said he is ashamed of what happened in Muzaffarpur: Rahul Gandhi

"We are here to stand with the women of the country. There is a rise in attacks on the weaker sections of the society," says Congress president Rahul Gandhi

There is no news of the girls who were shifted to Madhubhani shelter home: Tejashwi Yadav

As a Bihari, I feel ashamed that there is complete lawlessness in Bihar. The govt is a failure: Tejashwi Yadav

# 'Rakshas Raj' is back in Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav

I have questions for Nitish Kumar. He had to speak up on the issue but he is still not doing anything and Brajesh Thakur's name is missing from the FIR: Tejashwi Yadav

I have seven sisters and I feel sad because of this horrific incident. Let me tell you this that this is not a political stunt: Tejashwi Yadav

What we have seen is horrific and we should ensure the culprits are punished: Tejashwi Yadav

# 07:30 PM: Congress President Rahul Gandhi at protest led by RJD against Bihar government on the Muzaffarpur shelter home case.

# 06:35 PM: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal arrives at Jantar Mantar to join the protest against Bihar government led by RJD on the Muzaffarpur shelter home case.

# 06:05 PM: The girl who had all the information has been shifted to a shelter home in Madhubani. After being shifted there is no information about her. We don't know if she is dead or has been killed or is missing, says RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav 

# 05:50 PM: RJD holds protest against Bihar government at Jantar Mantar over Muzaffarpur shelter home case

#12:10 PM: Muzaffarpur shelter home, a house of horror: As many as 34 girls, aged seven to 14 years, were drugged, scalded with boiling water, raped and forced to sleep naked in a government-run shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur. One of the minors was mercilessly beaten to death after she resisted the sexual assault by the owner of the stay home, Brajesh Thakur. Thakur, a well-known name in the power corridors of Patna was among the 10 people arrested by the police in connection with the police.

#12:00 PM: Hello and welcome to the News Nation live updates: RJD leader and former Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav has upped the ante against CM Nitish Kumar over the mass rape in a government-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur. Yadav will stage a protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar to seek justice for the 34 girls, mostly orphans, raped in the "house in horror" in Muzaffarpur. Stay with us as we bring you all the live updates of RJD leader's protest from Jantar Mantar.

First Published: Saturday, August 04, 2018 01:54 PM
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