Fast-track rape trials: Rahul
Says rapes of minors are shameful, asks PM to ensure punishment if ‘serious about justice for daughters’
New Delhi: Amid public outrage over Kathua and Unnao rape cases, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fast track cases of rapes of minors and punish the guilty if he was serious about providing justice to the country’s daughters.
Gandhi pointed out that there were as many as 19,675 cases of rapes of minor children in 2016, terming them as “shameful”.
“There were 19,675 rapes of minor children reported in 2016. This is shameful. PM should fast track these cases and punish the guilty if he is serious about providing justice for our daughters,” Gandhi said on Twitter, using the hashtag ‘SpeakUp’.
His remarks come days after the prime minister said that the guilty in the Kathua and Unnao incidents would not be spared and the country’s daughters will get justice.
Expressing anguish over the two incidents which have