New Delhi: Huge protests
Kathua, Unnao Rape Cases: Protests demanding justice have begun in New Delhi and other cities
were held in cities across India, including in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Ajmer after massive outrage over the rape cases involving minors in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and Uttar Pradesh's Unnao. The protests began today from 5 pm onwards.Kathua Rape-Murder Case
An 8-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district was kidnapped in January 10, while she was grazing horses. The girl was then sedated, starved and gang-raped by a group of people which included police officers. The girl's head was then bashed with a stone to ensure she died. The Kathua rape-murder case triggered massive controversy after the incident became heavily politicised. Two BJP ministers from Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's cabinet defended the accused and after massive outrage
, were forced to resign from the cabinet. The girl's family has now decided to ask the Supreme Court to transfer the trial
to another state.Unnao Rape Case
In Uttar Pradesh's Unnao, a minor girl tried to commit suicide outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence last Sunday, after inaction over a complaint in which she alleged that BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar
had raped her. The girl's father was then later picked up by the police and assaulted in custody, following which he died.
Twinkle Khanna had also participated in the Mumbai protests against the Kathua, Unnao rape cases
Amid Anti-Rape Protests, Delhi Has A New Idea For "Make In India"
At the protest against the Kathua and Unnao rapes, residents of Delhi came out on streets with banners saying "Make [women safe] In India", a play on the title of the government's drive to boost manufacturing. "Our aim is to make wake them even if they keep on sleeping," one of the participants said.
People joined protests in Mumbai for the Kathua, Unnao rape cases in huge numbers
The protests in Mumbai were attended in large numbers. The protests against the Kathua, Unnao rape cases have been held in Mumbai's Carter Road.
"Never forget who tried to shield the culprits" of the Unnao, Kathua rape cases, tweets Vishal Dadlani
Varnika Kundu has joined the protests in Chandigarh against the Kathua, Unnao rape cases
During protests in Mumbai over Kathua and Unnao rape cases, Vishal Dadlani speaks
Singer and music composer Vishal Dadlani joined the protests against the Unnao and Kathua rape cases on Sunday, taking on people who he said were shielding the accused. "Do not fall for the ruse to divide us on Hindu-Muslim lines. That's the legacy of the British," he said.
Protests against the Kathua, Unnao cases have also started in Chandigarh In Thiruvananthapuram, parents join their children in protests against the Kathua, Unnao rape cases
"You're not Hindu, Muslim, but Indian," says Vishal Dadlani, who has joined the protests in Mumbai
After joining the protests in Mumbai, Vishal Dadlani has called for fast track courts for dealing with rape cases, especially with respect to minors.
Protests in Mumbai's Carter Road area in Bandra have begun Protestors in Bengaluru hold placards protesting the Kathua, Unnao rape cases
Protests in Kathua, Unnao in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Protests against the Kathua, Unnao rape cases have spread to many areas across the country Protests have commenced in Bengaluru's Richmond Town area against the Kathua, Unnao protests
Swati Maliwal, Delhi Commission For Women chief, has been joined by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has joined Swati Maliwal on her hunger strike.
Protests against the Kathua, Unnao rape cases have started in New Delhi
Activists who had participated in the 'Not In My Name' protests last year have gathered in Parliament street in New Delhi to protest against the Kathua, Unnao rape cases.
Kathua, Unnao protests have started in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Protests against the Kathua, Unnao rape cases have begun in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Swati Maliwal, Delhi Commission for Women chief, is sitting on hunger strike in protest
Protesting the Kathua, Unnao rape cases, the Delhi Commission for Women's chief, Swati Maliwal, is currently sitting on a hunger strike.
Protests against Kathua, Unnao rape cases planned in Bengaluru, Ajmer
Protests in Bengaluru are said to take place at the Freedom Park area at around 5.30 pm.
In Ajmer city, protests will commence at 6.30 pm in the city's Vijay Smarak area.
Protests against the Kathua, Unnao rape cases in New Delhi to happen in Parliament Street
Protests against the Kathua, Unnao rape cases have been called by the activists who participated in the NotInMyName processions last year. The protests will happen today at 5 pm.
In Mumbai's Carter Road area in Bandra, protests to commence
Protests against the Kathua, Unnao rape cases in Mumbai are likely to commence at 5.30 today in Mumbai's Carter Road area in Bandra.
Massive protests against Kathua, Unnao rape cases planned today
Activists who had earlier gathered during the #NotInMyName protest in June last year, have planned a Citizen's protest today.
The protests have been planned for across India, including in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Protests have also been planned in Kerala and Goa.