Countrywide Protests Held Over Kathua, Unnao Rape Cases: 10 Facts

Protests are being held at Bengaluru’s Freedom Park area over Kathua, Unnao rape cases.

New Delhi:  Candle-light marches are being held in half a -dozen cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, Goa, Bhopal and across Kerala as public outrage over a spate of rape and murder of children spiral. Over the last two weeks, two cases have shaken the nation. Last Sunday, a 16-year-old, who was allegedly raped by a BJP lawmaker in Unnao, tried to commit suicide outside UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s house. The tipping point was the rape and murder of an 8-year-old in Kathua, where the chargesheet spoke of unspeakable brutality. A third — the death of a 9-year-old girl in Surat, whose body was covered in 80 wounds — emerged this morning.