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Jantar Mantar: Various Opposition Leaders Join Tejashwi Yadav In March Against Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Rapes

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| August 5 , 2018 , 00:25 IST

The heat in the political grounds intensified as almost all the opposition parties joined the protest march initiated by Bihar’s Opposition leader and RJD Chief Lalu Yadav’s Son Tejashwi Yadav against the Muzaffarpur Shelter home rape case on Saturday.

Yadav was joined in by Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in his dharna that soon turned into a show of opposition unity. The collective demand from Jantar Mantar read: “Death penalty for all offenders within three months.&rdquo

The protest was also joined by CPI leader D Raja, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, former JDU leader Sharad Yadav, Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi, former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi and student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar and Shehla Rashid.

Congress Supremo Rahul Gandhi while addressing the protesters said, “We have gathered here for the women of our country and we stand with them. If Nitish ji is really feeling ashamed then he should take immediate action.”

While leading the protest, Rashtriya Janta Dal leader and Opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav said, “We want Brajesh Thakur to be hanged till death. If you see, the number of crimes in Bihar has increased in the past one year. Cases of gangrape are being reported back to back from various districts of the state. The ruling party has only worked towards saving the accused and using all possible ways to bypass the law.”

Kejriwal said that this is the same Jantar Mantar from where the Nirbhaya protest rocked the foundation of the then UPA government and this time it’s about 40 Nirbhayas. He demanded death sentence for the accused and political figures defending him.

Tejashwi told the media that the girl who had all the information has been shifted to a shelter home in Madhubani. After being shifted there is no information about her. We don't know if she is dead or has been killed or is missing.

Yadav while addressing the media in Delhi said, “Even after the report of Child Commission was out no action was taken. FIR was lodged 2 months after Tata Insititute report came&in that too name of prime accused Brajesh Thakur was missing. Somehow Brajesh has been a close aide of Nitish Ji.”

“We want Brajesh Thakur to be hanged till death. If you see the number of crimes in Bihar has increased in the past one year. Cases of gangrape are being reported back to back from various districts of the state,” Yadav added further.

Earlier on Saturday, Delhi Commission For Women Chief Swati Maliwal also wrote to the Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) Chief Nitish Kumar demanding justice for the victims for the alleged rape of the Muzaffarpur shelter home inmates.