Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been arrested as he was on his way to Hathras to meet the rape victim’s family. He asked police on what grounds has he been arrested and which law did he violate.
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday left the national capital for Hathras to meet the family members of a Dailt gang-rape victim, who died on Tuesday sparking nationwide outrage. Rahul Gandhi, who was on his way to Hathras, accused the police of pushing him and starting lathicharge on workers. “I want to ask, can only Modi Ji walk in this country? Can’t a normal person walk?”, the Congress leader questioned.
Earlier, both the leaders left 10, Janpath, Delhi, the residence of the Congress president, and entered UP via the DND flyover, where a large number of Congress workers had gathered. Traffic was disrupted in the area. Congress leader Randeep Surjewala is accompanying the two senior leaders.
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Meanwhile, the Congress leaders, were stopped by authorities on Yamuna Expressway, the party said. The Gandhis were on their way to meet the family of the 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being gang-raped and tortured by four upper-caste men in the Uttar Pradesh district.
The Congress leaders have begun a march to meet the family of the 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being gang-raped and tortured by four upper-caste men in the Uttar Pradesh district
In Hathras, the district magistrate has imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and ordered sealing of the district borders to maintain peace. The Gandhis, who have been critical of the BJP-led UP government for failing to protect the victim, want to express their condolences and show solidarity to the victim’s family in Hathras.
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