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BJP women activists protest against rape outside Sonia Gandhi's residence

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22 Apr 2013, 09:03 AM
Delhi rape: Protest at Sonia’s residence
Delhi rape: Protest at Sonia’s residence

New Delhi: Scores of BJP women activists were detained on Sunday when they staged a protest outside Congress President Sonia Gandhi's residence against the rape of afive-year-old girl.
    
The activists of BJP's Mahila Morcha marched from party headquarters at Ashoka Road to Gandhi's 10-Janpath residence. They broke the barricades near Gandhi's residence, but prevented from moving forward.
    
However, the protesters, numbering around 75, were detained and taken to nearby police stations.
    
BJP supporters were on Saturday stopped by police near the Parliament House when they tried to take out a candlelight march towards India Gate to protest the rape of a five-year-old girl.
    
Police had arrested a number of protesters, including Delhi BJP Chief Vijay Goel, but later released them.
    
The five-year-old girl was brutally raped and assaulted allegedly by her neighbour while being held captive and starved for two days in east Delhi's Gandhi Nagar. She also contracted infection from foreign objects inserted in her body.

(Agencies)

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