Citizens in multiple cities across the country have been protesting against the recent rape cases of Unnao and Kathua. The country is shocked at the audacity of the state which has been delaying justice as the guilty are close to the ruling dispensation. In the case of Kathua, sexual violence has been used as a means of inciting communal fear. What was all the more astonishing was the open support right wing forces have given to the guilty, joined by ministers of the ruling BJP. In Unnao, BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar has been named as guilty among others. The victim and her family were forced to come to verge of self-immolation to get the state to take notice and register their complaints.