A Samajwadi Social gathering(SP) delegation on Sunday met the household of the 19-year-old girl who died after she was assaulted and allegedly gang raped in Hathras, and guaranteed them of all doable assist.
Earlier, the celebration had alleged that its delegation members had been stopped briefly at a toll plaza close to Agra by police on the behest of the federal government once they had been on their solution to meet the household.
“This forcible stoppage is a homicide of democracy…. Samajwadi(s) will stand with the aggrieved household of their combat for justice,” the celebration tweeted in Hindi.
SP president Akhilesh Yadav had on Saturday arrange an 11-member fact-finding workforce headed by the celebration’s state unit chief Naresh Uttam Patel to go to the girl’s village and meet her relations.
After the delegation met the household, the celebration mentioned in one other tweet in Hindi: “A ”nyay yuddh” (struggle for justice) is happening to ship justice to the deceased daughter of Hathras by the Samajwadis. On the directives of the nationwide president, the SP delegation met the aggrieved household, expressed its solidarity, and guaranteed all doable assist (to them). SP helps all of the calls for of the aggrieved household.”
In the meantime, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) in a press assertion issued in Lucknow alleged that its vice-president Jayant Chaudhary and celebration employees had been lathi-charged by police once they had been on their solution to meet the Hathras household.
Condemning the police motion, RLD”s UP unit president Masood Ahmed mentioned, “The BJP is attempting to suppress the voice of the opposition.”
When contacted, Further Director Basic of Police (Regulation and Order) Prashant Kumar mentioned, “Barricades put up by the police had been broken and when those that had gathered there tried to forcibly make their approach, the police resorted to delicate use of pressure.”
Congress common secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra condemned the police motion.
“The remedy meted out to Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary by the UP police is extraordinarily condemnable. (Why) such violence towards opposition leaders? This is a sign of the vanity of the UP authorities and it turning into anarchic. Perhaps they’ve forgotten that our nation is a democracy. The general public will remind them of this,” she mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.
SP’s Akhilesh Yadav additionally condemned the police motion.
“The lathi-charge on senior RLD chief by administration and police is extraordinarily condemnable. The federal government ought to instantly present him safety,” he mentioned.
The 19-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped at a village in Hathras by 4 males on September 14. After her situation deteriorated, she was referred to Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital the place she breathed her final on Tuesday.
She was cremated within the early hours of Wednesday, along with her household alleging the native police pressured them to conduct the final rites within the useless of the evening.
Native law enforcement officials, nonetheless, had mentioned the cremation was carried out “as per the needs of the household”.
The go to by the SP delegation and RLD got here a day after the go to by Priyanka Gandhi and her brother Rahul Gandhi.