Demanding speedy dismissal of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, the Congress on Tuesday accused the state authorities of attempting to “cowl up” the Hathras rape incident via an affidavit within the Supreme Court docket.
The opposition get together additionally claimed that the affidavit seemed to be a “copy paste” job provided that it has references about New York Police Division (NYPD), ‘Black Lives Matter’ and cities reminiscent of San Diego and Phoenix, that are within the US.
Addressing a joint press convention, Congress leaders Sushmita Dev, Rajani Patil and Supriya Shrinate stated your entire nation has seen the way wherein the Uttar Pradesh authorities has dealt with the Hathras incident, and finished injustice to the sufferer time and again.
They demanded that each one officers, together with the Hathras district Justice of the Peace, be dismissed, alleging they’re a part of a conspiracy for a cover-up of the case.
“Each step taken by the Uttar Pradesh authorities was to cowl up the Hathras incident. Right now, this has been uncovered within the affidavit. Its function is just not for a court-monitored CBI probe however to cowl up the incident that began on September 14,” Dev advised reporters on the Congress headquarters in Delhi.
“Cease the quilt up. Congress get together stands by its demand that Yogi Adityanath ought to be dismissed instantly. The district Justice of the Peace and each officer who’s a part of this conspiracy to hush up such a brutal case of rape ought to be dismissed and never given some other accountability pending investigation,” she stated.
Patil alleged the Uttar Pradesh authorities’s act of a cover-up of the incident is “shameful” and urged the folks to not enable any atrocities in opposition to girls and pack up the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) within the state.
Shrinate stated there isn’t a official notification for a CBI inquiry into the Hathras incident as introduced by the federal government whereas the SIT probe is on.
“The way wherein victim-shaming is being finished as a part of a conspiracy and he or she is being trolled by BJP and the federal government and police, there ought to be a probe into this,” she stated.
Shrinate additionally cited the change in rape legal guidelines finished by the UPA authorities that “presence of semen or penetration is just not essential now” and even an try is taken into account as rape.
She alleged that the state authorities is attempting to make it a case of worldwide conspiracy via “fabricated proof” and perpetrate caste violence.
Shrinate learn out sure components of the affidavit that mentions about black folks and cities reminiscent of San Diego and Phoenix, that are in the US. There additionally mentions of the NYPD and ‘Black Lives Matter’ in it, she added.
Shrinate stated the identical proof hooked up as annexures within the affidavit has been “fabricated” by the Uttar Pradesh authorities and has been copied from the ‘Black Lives Motion within the US’.
“It’s occurring as your entire media and opposition are asking questions and the federal government is speaking of a canopy up and worldwide conspiracy. Cease these FIRs primarily based on these concoctions,” she stated.
Dev requested the Uttar Pradesh authorities to show to the sufferer’s household that the physique cremated in a rush by the police at 2.30 am truly is of their daughter’s.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi ought to instantly dismiss Yogi Adityanath,” she demanded.
The Mahila Congress chief alleged that it’s “shameful” that the state authorities is claiming that no rape happened and that her final rites had been finished in entrance of the household with correct rituals.
“It is a clear case of contempt of court docket,” she stated.
Dev stated the federal government has cited experiences saying there isn’t a signal suggesting rape however the teenager in her dying declaration said that she was gang-raped.