Rahul Gandhi To Go To Hathras Today, Two Days After Brief Detention
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi will make one other try this afternoon to journey to Hathras in Uttar Pradesh and converse to the household of the 20-year-old Dalit girl who was gang raped and murdered, and whose physique was then cremated by the police in a secretive ceremony at 2.30 am.
A delegation of celebration leaders that can embody Mr Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra have mentioned they need to converse to the household of the younger girl, who’ve been traumatised first by the savage assault after which by the alleged inaction of the UP Police and authorities.
Nonetheless, sources have informed NDTV that Mr Gandhi shall be stopped on the Delhi-UP border as soon as once more.
On Thursday each he and Mrs Gandhi Vadra had been stopped in UP’s Better Noida (close to Delhi) and briefly taken into custody. Mr Gandhi was manhandled and pushed to the bottom by the cops in that tussle, prompting indignation on the UP authorities’s dealing with of opposition leaders.
“Why are you arresting me? What are the grounds for the arrest? What legislation am I violating,” Mr Gandhi may very well be heard saying in dramatic movies of the confrontation with the cops, who mentioned they had been charging him with “Part 188” – a legislation on defying official orders.
A case was later lodged towards each Mr Gandhi and Mrs Gandhi Vadra beneath the Epidemic Act.
The next day (Friday, which occurred to be Gandhi Jayanti), Mr Gandhi tweeted: “I will not be afraid… will not bow right down to any kind of injustice. I’ll defeat lies with the facility of reality…”
Police motion towards Mr Gandhi was condemned by a number of opposition leaders, together with the Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut, the NCP’s Sharad Pawar and the RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav.
The next day one other delegation – this time led by the Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien – was equally stopped, and Mr O’Brien and girls MPs pushed to the bottom as nicely.
The ruling BJP, which is beneath strain over its dealing with of the Hathras tragedy and its obvious lack of ability to forestall such horrific crimes towards ladies – no less than two extra assaults and rapes have been reported from the state since then – has dismissed these protests as a “political stunt”.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, whose resignation has been demanded by activists and the opposition, made a declaration of his authorities’s dedication to ladies’s security on Friday. “Those that even consider harming moms and daughters in UP, their destruction is assured,” he tweeted in Hindi.
The household of the younger girl from Hathras has alleged a number of lapses from police all through the case, together with not including a rape cost towards the 4 accused – all from the so-called higher castes – till a proper assertion was made.
The police additionally triggered outrage after dashing to cremate the lady’s physique at 2.30 am, after allegedly locking up her household of their houses and stopping them from saying a last goodbye.
Livid protests towards the police and the federal government have been staged throughout the nation, together with one in nationwide capital Delhi on Friday, the place Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made an look and demanded that the 4 accused be executed.
The Allahabad Excessive Court docket has taken discover of the case and has summoned high officers of the federal government and police to seem earlier than it on October 12.
In its discover, the court docket mentioned the matter was of “immense public significance… includes allegation of high-handedness by state authorities, leading to violation of primary human and elementary rights”.