New Delhi, Aug 4: In a show of unity, leaders of a number of opposition parties including Congress chief Rahul Gandhi joined the RJD in a massive protest at Jantar Mantar over the alleged rape of young girls at a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and demanded that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar take immediate action against the accused.
Prominent leaders who joined the protest included Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, RJD's Tejashwi Yadav and Misa Bharti, CPI-M's Sitaram Yechury, CPI's D Raja and Atul Kumar Anjan, Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav and TMC's Dinesh Trivedi.
In Muzzaffarpur, a case of alleged sexual assault of 34 minor girls living in a shelter home have rocked the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar.
Medical examinations have confirmed that 34 out of the 42 shelter home inmates were sexually exploited, police have said.
The owner of the shelter home, run by NGO 'Seva Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti', Brajesh Thakur, is the main accused in the case. The issue was first highlighted in an audit report submitted by the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Mumbai, to Bihar's Social Welfare Department in April.