New Delhi: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav’s campaign to seek justice for rape victims of Muzaffarpur shelter home in Bihar got a boost on Saturday after Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal joined his dharna at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar.
A medical examination has confirmed rape of at least 34 girls out of total 44 lodged at Muzaffarpur-based shelter home being run by one Brajesh Thakur.
“In solidarity with our sisters who suffered brutal onslaught on their dignity at #MuzaffarpurShelterHome We shall fight, we Shall win…You May join us today evening at Jantar-Mantar,” Tejashwi tweeted.
Kejriwal tweeted and demanded that in three months time those involved in the incident and the politicians saving them should e hanged.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said the rape and torture of more than 30 minor girls at a Government-run shelter home was “shameful” and promised giving a tough lesson to the culprits.
“What has happened has shamed us. It is a sin. Such cases should not happen again. Those responsible for this should be taught a lesson,” media reports quoted him as saying.
Meanwhile, the State Government has reportedly cracked down on the organisations run by the prime accused in the case – Brajesh Thakur- blacklisting all of them.
Altogether 30 organisations, including three newspapers and other shelter homes, owned by Brajesh Thakur have been blacklisted and funds disbursement has been stopped, media reports said.
The Muzaffarpur shelter home, where more than 30 girls were raped, was also owned by Thakur.
The Muzaffarpur incident has sent a shockwave across the country while encouraging the opposition in Bihar to launch a scathing attack on the Nitish Kumar Government.
The attack is often led mainly by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, who has accused Kumar of trying to shield the accused for their alleged links with the ruling Janata Dal-United.
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