At anti-rape protest, female Congress worker accuses male colleagues of molesting her

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The victim complains to Congress’ Mumbai unit president Sanjay Nirupam, latter promises to initiate action against anyone found guilty person; anti-rape protest was held by Congress at Juhu

The Hush Post: In an irony of sorts, a female worker of the Congress party has accused her male colleagues in the party of molesting her last Sunday during a candle light protest march to show resentment against the Kathua and Unnao rape incidents. This woman has complained the matter to party’s Mumbi unit president Sanjay Nirupam who has promised to initiate action against anyone who is found guilty.

The anti-rape protest march was held by the Congress’ Mumbai unit on Sunday at Juhu, NDTV reported on Thursday.

Sanjay Nirupam reportedly said the complainant, a district party worker, has sent hi a text message about the alleged incident.

“The workers of Youth Congress and NSUI (party’s students’ wing) stooped to such low level that they touched, pushed and shoved women workers in an inappropriate manner, making us feel unsafe among our very own party’s male colleagues,” the woman reportedly said.

“Sadly, some male workers did this to us only to get ahead in the march so that their faces were captured by the media. I want to know if women workers will be safe in similar events held in future?” the message reads.

“This incident is very unfortunate and I condemn it. I told the woman that he would take action if she identifies the persons involved. I told her that if she wished, he would help her file police cases against the accused. But she told me there was too much crowd, so it won’t be possible for her to identify them,” Nirupam was quoted as saying.

Nirupam said the female workers enthusiastically participates in all dharnas organised by the Mumbai unit of Congress.

“She does not participate alone, but brings along with her over a dozen women members. I have apologised to her for the agony she had to suffer on Sunday. Male workers often rush ahead in any morchas, so that their faces can be seen on television cameras,” Nirupam was quoted as having said.

He said he will issue the dos and don’ts to be followed during the protest marches or morcha where female members of the party are also participating in big numbers.

“If the instructions are not followed, action would be taken,” Nirupam said.

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