A visibly miffed Priyanka Gandhi was heard telling the crowd to respect the cause for which they gathered at the India Gate.
At 9:39 pm, Gandhi took to Twitter to announce his march.
National Conference (NC) leader Devender Singh Rana today hit out at some local Congress leaders, alleging that they are?hobnobbing" with the BJP to "disintegrate and trifurcate? Prime Minister had given a slogan "Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao" (Save the Daughter, Teach the Daughter) and it is during his regime that our girls are being raped.
Hundreds of people, predominantly Congress workers, had joined the march, responding to Mr Gandhi's call to join him for "a silent, peaceful, candlelight vigil" to protest violence against women and demand justice.
"Like millions of Indians my heart hurts tonight".
But on Thursday, Gandhi was quick to seize the opportunity though he had by then faced enough flak on the social media for his silence on the matter.
"Women in India are scared to step out of their homes". The BJP was caught unawares. "The Congress had given him the responsibility to draft the India's Constitution". We never expected such a huge response. The details pertaining to both the cases have shocked the conscience of the nation as involvement of people belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Hindu right-wing groups have been establishment by the investigations.
The Minister said that law agencies and government were "taking necessary action" in the rape incidents.
Asifa, the minor, was held captive by the accused at a temple and later she was raped, mutilated and murdered in Rassana village of Kathua months ago, crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir police stated.
The Congress on Friday distanced itself from High Court Bar Association (Jammu) president BS Slathia, who has been spearheading protests, demanding CBI probe into the Kathua gangrape-cum-murder case and deportation of Rohingyas. "It shall not be in vain", he tweeted.