Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra have accused the UP government of protecting criminals after recent media reports surfaced claiming that a BJP MLA and his son allegedly protected a man accused of harassing a woman.
On Saturday, the brother of the victim said, "We want to shift to Delhi for security reasons."
The post-mortem examination had confirmed that the girl was raped before she was strangled.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra highlighted various incidents of crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh from October 9 to October 15.
Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said after the alleged rape and death of a Dalit woman in Hathras, there have been many more incidents of crimes against women.
Along with the COVID-19 crisis, the BJP is dealing with farmer protests and outrage over the Hathras incident. The PM cannot be expected to lead every fight, the BJP needs someone like the late Arun Jaitley with immense persuasive powers.
AAP leader Sanjay Singh said that the UP government was trying to weaken the case by 'destroying' evidence and demanded monitoring of CBI inquiry
The case was referred to the CBI by the Uttar Pradesh government after alleged apathy of the administration snowballed into a political storm with Congress, Aam Admi Party, Trinamool Congress and other opposition leaders staged massive protests.
The family members of the 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gangraped in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras, have informed the Allahabad HC that the victim’s body was cremated without their consent. They have also requested for the trial to be shifted to Delhi.
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The Uttar Pradesh government made the request in a letter written to the Registrar of the High Court. The letter was written by Additional Chief Secretary -Home, Awanish Awasthi on behalf of the state government.
A Dalit woman was allegedly raped and tortured by four men in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras district last month and died two weeks later at a Delhi hospital, triggering widespread outrage across the nation.
Left parties in a joint statement accused the UP authorities of playing tricks over the Hathras case.
The family members of the 19-year-old Dalit woman, who died after allegedly being gangraped in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras district, will be escorted to the Allahabad High Court on Monday by the nodal officer who is in-charge of the case.
‘UP CM and state police claim no one was raped because for them, and many other Indians, she was no one,’ Rahul Gandhi said while commenting on the Hathras case.
Central Bureau of Investigation took over the probe into a 19-year-old Dalit girl’s alleged gang-rape on September 14.
The police and district administration are working on an elaborate plan in this regard as to how many family members will go and when they will depart from Hathras.
If the Hathras rape case is not politicised, it will very soon be wiped off from public memory – only to join thousands of more such cases in the dusty rooms of our courts.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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