Muzaffarpur, Aug 5: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday joined the protest called by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav against the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape cases and told Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to prove that he’s ashamed of the incidents which were unearthed in the state. Gandhi delivered a sharp message to the Bihar CM who had recently broke his silence on the shelter home rape cases saying “he’s ashamed”. Also Read - Delhi Sexual Assault Case: BJP Claims 'Lawlessness', Congress Waves Black Flags Outside AIIMS
“If Nitish Kumar is really ashamed, he should quickly take action….Prove it by your work,” Rahul Gandhi said before the leaders from various political parties led the candle march to protest against the case in which as many as 40 girls living in the shelter home were allegedly sedated, sexually abused, t0rtured and harassed over a period of two years. Also Read - Open Hotels, Gyms, Weekly Markets in Delhi: Kejriwal's 3 Proposals For Unlock 3
Demanding a safer environment for all the women across the country, the Congress president said, “We stand with women of India, girls and their families who suffered in Muzaffarpur and elsewhere… And we will not step back an inch.” Also Read - Centre Says Coronavirus Contained in Country, Kejriwal Again Urges LG to Open Weekly Markets | Top Developments
Claiming that the Nitish Kumar government ignored various reports mentioning suspicious activities on the condition of the inmates at the shelter home, the RJD leader made a scathing attack on the CM saying he failed to prevent the crime to shield the accused in the case. “This is the chacha (uncle) who talks of good governance,… I am ashamed too. We have come to Delhi because my chacha’s soul has not woken up yet to these crimes. He says there is a rule of law in Biharis. It is not ‘jungle raj‘, but ‘rakshas raj,” he said.
A report had earlier said that long before the social audit report came out, a report on a pathetic living condition of the girls by an inspection team was also sent across but no action was taken.
The protest was attended by several leaders including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who gathered at Jantar Mantar in Delhi to led a protest march to demand Nitish Kumar’s resignation and justice to the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case victims.