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Sonia Gandhi not to celebrate birthday in wake of rising cases of assaults on women

Gandhi will turn 73 on Monday.

Published: 08th December 2019 12:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th December 2019 12:36 PM   |  A+A-

Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi

Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi. (Photo | Shekhar Yadav, EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will not celebrate her birthday on Monday in the wake of rape incidents in various parts of the country and concerns over women's security, sources said.

Gandhi will turn 73 on Monday.

She has decided not to celebrate her birthday as she is saddened by rape incidents and assaults on women in various parts if the country, sources told PTI.

Gandhi's decision to not celebrate her birthday comes after the Unnao rape victim, who was set ablaze, died at a hospital in Delhi and the recent incident of a young veterinarian being raped, killed and set ablaze in Hyderabad by four people.

Assaults on women have also been reported from other parts of the country, sparking outrage among the people over the incidents.



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