A four-member delegation of the Trinamool Congress, led by the celebration’s Rajya Sabha MP, Derek O’ Brien, was prohibited from assembly the household of the gang-rape sufferer in Boolgarhi village of Hathras on Friday morning.
O’ Brien was allegedly manhandled by the police and never allowed to cross the barricading. Subsequently, TMC leaders sat on a ‘dharna’ to protest the therapy meted out to the elected consultant.
In the meantime, the police blocked all passages to the village and weren’t permitting the media to fulfill the sufferer’s household.
“Why had been we not allowed contained in the village to fulfill the members of the family of the sufferer? We simply got here to precise condolences. The BJP has no respect for democracy and girls are unsafe beneath their rule,” complained O’ Brien.
The celebration’s delegation comprised Kakali Ghosh Dastidar, Pratima Mandal, each TMC MPs, and Mamata Bala Thakur, former MP. They had been sporting masks and carrying posters bearing messages of atrocities in opposition to girls.
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The leaders alleged that they had been stopped round 1.5 kilometres earlier than the home of the sufferer.
“We wished to fulfill the members of the family of the deceased and prolong condolences as directed by our celebration chief Mamta Banerjee. However we aren’t allowed to fulfill the household,” Pratima Mandal who condemned the UP police for not even permitting a “respectful cremation for the sufferer.”
“Dalits in Uttar Pradesh are subjected to atrocities and voters will give a reply in opposition to the UP authorities’s dictatorship within the subsequent election,” she stated.
There have been experiences that TMC leaders had been staging a protest and planning to lodge a criticism on the police station in opposition to the therapy meted out to them.