On 16 March, the Delhi police sent a notice to Rahul Gandhi’s residents seeking to gain more
information regarding the survivors who are still being “sexually assaulted” in Srinagar.
Congress retaliated by saying that it would respond to the notice only under the law.
The Congress tweeted that the government which was once rattled by Rahul Gandhi’s
questions on the relationship between PM Modi and Adani is now suddenly hiding behind its
police. It further tweeted “ After 45 days of Bharat Jodo Yatra, the police is now trying to gain the information of the sexually assaulted women via notice who met Gandhi and shared their
experience of sexual violence and rape.
In another tweet, Congress said “We will respond to the notice only in accordance with the law.
This notice led by the police is another proof that shows the panic the government is now facing and their vigorous series of acts to weaken democracy, women empowerment, freedom of expression and role of oppression.”
According to the sources, two officials had entered Gandhi’s residence and barricaded the
surroundings along with detaining any Congress members to enter the house.
Despite the police continuously asking Rahul Gandhi to share more information, he refused to furnish any information and asked for more time to complete the details.
The Congress condemned this action of Delhi police and tweeted “ Bharat Jodo yatra and Rahul Gandhi have given a safe platform for women to speak up about the violence and assaults they are facing. But this action of Delhi police just shows how nervous is PM Modi about the
questions put forward to understand the relationship between PM Modi and Adani. We would
continue to take answers”.
On 19th March, the Delhi police approached Rahul Gandhi’s residence to gain more information regarding his speech on women’s sexual harassment in Kashmir.
On 30 January this year, Rahul Gandhi in his speech mentioned the sexual harassment faced
by many women who approached him during his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kashmir.
The victims told him that they were “raped” and assaulted “sexually”.
After his speech in Kashmir, the Delhi Police tried to reach out to Gandhi in providing justice to the victims and to gain more information regarding the incidents.
The Delhi police team was headed by the special commissioner of police, Sagar Preet Hooda.
Hooda told the reporters outside Rahul Gandhi’s residence that “We’ve come here to talk to
Rahul Gandhi said in the statement that during the Yatra, where he stayed, he met many
women who told him that they had been raped and sexually assaulted.
We’re trying to get more details from him so that justice can be given to survivors”. He further added that the police would have already done this job on March 15 but it “failed” so later they sent a notice to Gandhi on March 16 which again did not receive any response.
What did Rahul Gandhi say in his speech during Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kashmir?
According to the police, Rahul Gandhi shared his experience of a girl coming to him and telling him that she had been gang-raped in Srinagar and also shared the atrocities faced by her.
When Rahul Gandhi asked her if they should call the police, the girl replied that she would be
shamed by her community and family.