New Delhi, September 29
Hitting out on the BJP over the Hathras gang rape incident, the Congress on Tuesday questioned the “silence” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ladies leaders of his occasion, and alleged Uttar Pradesh underneath the Yogi Adityanath authorities has develop into the “crime capital” of the nation.
The Opposition occasion’s assault on the Centre and the state authorities got here after a 19-year-old Dalit lady from Hathras died at Safdarjung hospital in Delhi on Tuesday morning, days after she was allegedly raped by 4 males.
The Congress additionally protested on the Vijay Chowk over the incident, demanding justice for the sufferer. The occasion mentioned its leaders PL Punia, Udit Raj, Amrita Dhawan together with different functionaries have been detained at Mandir Marg police station for the protest.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi attacked the federal government over the incident, saying the “class-specific jungle raj” of UP has killed one other younger lady.
“The federal government mentioned that that is faux information and left the sufferer to die. Neither was this unlucky incident faux, nor was the demise of the sufferer and the mercilessness of the federal government,” he mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.
Congress normal secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra additionally hit out on the Yogi Adityanath authorities, alleging there may be “no semblance of safety” for girls within the state.
“A Dalit lady who was sufferer of demoniac behaviour in Hathras has handed away at Safdarjung Hospital. For 2 weeks, she struggled between life and demise in hospitals,” she mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.
She mentioned incidents of rape one after one other, in Hathras, Shahjahanpur and Gorakhpur have shaken the state.
“Legislation and order in UP has deteriorated past limits. There isn’t any semblance of security for girls. Criminals are committing crimes within the open,” Priyanka Gandhi mentioned.
The killers of this lady must be punished severely, she demanded.
“You’re accountable for the protection of ladies in UP,” the Congress chief tweeted, tagging Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
At a press convention, Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate alleged that for eight days no gang rape fees have been pressed within the matter and solely after the media reported it, the police registered a case.
She additionally alleged that the UP chief minister’s data advisor and the Agra police, up till September 24, stored calling this “faux information”.
“Questions nonetheless stay. Why did it take eight days for the UP Police to register a gang rape case on her criticism, why was she instantly not transferred to a premier institute like AIIMS, and as a substitute was left to die in UP? Why is it that these males who brutally assaulted, raped and murdered her, don’t face NSA (Nationwide Safety Act) fees and why is it that the UP chief minister is completely quiet on this?” Shrinate requested.
Claiming that there isn’t a legislation and order in UP, she alleged the police are “hand in glove” with criminals and the federal government extends them “political patronage”.
“I will even elevate questions on absolutely the conspicuous silence of the prime minister, and ladies leaders of the BJP who had at one time limit mentioned it’s their ethical responsibility to lift their voice on crimes towards girls and at present when they’re in control of these departments, they don’t utter a phrase,” she mentioned.
If one doesn’t condemn this, then one could be very a lot “hand in glove” with the criminals, Shrinate mentioned.
The Congress calls for justice for the rape sufferer and the culprits must be dropped at ebook, she mentioned. It must be a speedy trial, and the UP authorities ought to apologise to her household for calling it “faux information” for so long as they did, Shrinate added.
Citing that crimes towards girls had taken place in varied cities within the state resembling Hathras, Unnao, Shahjahanpur, Gorakhpur, Barabanki and Lakhimpur, Shrinate alleged that ladies are subjected to brutal rape, assault and homicide within the state and the federal government “retains quiet and turns the opposite manner”.
“UP is at present the crime capital of the nation not simply in homicide and extortion, however in rapes and molestation. When will this finish? The rationale that it’s not ending is as a result of the UP authorities has tainted members,” she mentioned.
“Will the members who face legal fees of rape and homicide” be accountable for imposing legislation and order within the state, she requested.
Out of about 312 BJP MLAs, 83 face critical fees resembling homicide and rape, Shrinate claimed.
“We stand in solidarity with the sufferer’s household. I prolong my heartfelt condolences to the household,” she added.
The girl was allegedly gang-raped on September 14 following which she was admitted to the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical Faculty and Hospital in Aligarh. She was referred to the Delhi hospital on Monday after her situation confirmed no indicators of enchancment.
On September 14, the lady had gone to the fields together with her mom and had gone lacking quickly after.
She was later discovered brutally injured, together with her tongue having a critical lower as she bit it whereas the accused tried to strangulate her, an SP had mentioned, whereas giving particulars of the incident. PTI