BJP trying to erode Ambedkar legacy: Congress

Sheri Evans
April 15, 2018

In his first comments on the gruesome incidents of rape in Unnao and Kathua, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called them as a "shame" for the country and asserted that the guilty will not be spared and daughters will get justice. On the Modi government's "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" initiative, Gandhi said it was the right slogan and the Prime Minister must start work on "Beti Bachao".

"This is an issue concerning women", he said, adding that people from all parties as well as the common man was at the India Gate. But certain sections of the party privately wondered the political rationale behind Gandhi's midnight vigil when the rest of the country was sleeping, thereby, liming its visibility and impact.

BJP leader Vaibhav Agarwal tagged the protest by a Congress as a fashion war and said that the party was politicising the issue.

Asifa, the minor, was held captive by the accused at a temple and later she was raped, mutilated and murdered in Rassana village of Kathua months ago, crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir police stated. Somewhere a child, a woman is raped, killed and we want that the government should resolve this.

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Outside and inside the capitol, teachers held impromptu meetings to discuss how to sustain their walkout next week. Paul Georges, union president, said the response from teachers and paraprofessionals has been very positive.

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"The BJP and RSS have an "anti-Dalit" mindset as their government has abolished the sub-plan for SC/STs, have talked of ending reservation and amending the Constitution which was framed by Dr. Ambedkar", Ms. Selja said.

Sources said Rahul is expected to visit those parts of Karnataka which he has not visited yet as part of his Jana Aashirwada Yatre there.

Rahul Gandhi joined the protest around midnight.

Kuldeep Singh Sengar, BJP MLA from Unnao, has been accused of raping the Dalit teenager, which came to light only after she tried to commit suicide outside Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's residence on April 8. The details pertaining to both the cases have shocked the conscience of the nation as involvement of people belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Hindu right-wing groups have been establishment by the investigations.

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