People also gathered at the place in sizeable numbers to express their support.
- The govt is sleeping & so at this time Congress will have to wake them up. Gandhi sat atop his vehicle to briefly talk to the media.
"We are here against crimes being committed against women, against rapes, violence and murder and the government must act on this. PM Modi should begin working towards saving the women of the country", said Rahul.
Stressing on the fact that the protest was a non-political one, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said the "Sab chalta hai" (everything is OK) attitude will not do and the government needs to do something regarding the issue. "Wow our Congress leaders, they invited people to join the hunger strike, but they themselves are relishing chhole bhature at a restaurant ... clearly befooling (people)", BJP leader Harish Khurana tweeted with the image of Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken having food along with Arvinder Singh Lovely at a food joint.
Amid slogans against the BJP and the Prime Minister during the march, Gandhi said the women of the country are afraid to go out today and the government must ensure their safety.
He said Modi's slogan of "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" was a correct slogan. "How can anyone protect the culprits of such evil?" he said on Twitter.
"Like millions of Indians, my heart hurts tonight". The candle-light march started from Rajpath and continued till India Gate. "Join me in a silent, peaceful, candlelight vigil at India Gate at midnight tonight to protest this violence and demand justice".
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was apparently caught unawares about the protest, with Congress workers from Delhi and neighbouring areas rushing to the venue on the call of their party leader.