Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi have been detained by the Uttar Pradesh Police whereas they have been on their technique to meet the household of Hathras gangrape sufferer.
The leaders have been detained as they have been strolling to their vacation spot after their autos have been stopped at Yamuna Expressway, citing imposition of Section 144.
The 19-year-old sufferer died at a Delhi hospital on Tuesday, a fortnight after she was allegedly gangraped and tortured by 4 higher caste males in UP’s Hathras.
After the Congress leaders introduced their choice to go to the sufferer’s household, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi urged the opposition to not improve the strain via “political tourism”. However, he didn’t title any celebration. The state authorities was working to punish the criminals for his or her “barbarism”, he added.
Earlier within the day, Congress employees protested on the Delhi Noida Delhi (DND) flyway in opposition to the gangrape. They blocked 5 lanes of the Delhi-Noida aspect of the flyway by squatting on the highway.
“We demand President’s rule in Uttar Pradesh. We also demand safety and security of victim’s kin, as in the past in UP, there were instances where rape victim’s kin have been murdered. The government should also give decent compensation to the family,” UP Congress chief Badruddin Quraishi stated.
Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi stated he’ll march to Hathras alone in view of Section 144.
“I am standing here peacefully. I want to march alone to Hathras. Section 144 talks about public assembly. I will go alone to Hathras. On what basis are you detaining me,” requested Rahul Gandhi in Hindi to the cops current on the scene.
The two leaders have been detained. However, the Congress alleges that they have been arrested. The Uttar Pradesh Congress referred to as for a statewide protest in opposition to the police motion on Gandhis.
In one of many footage from the incident, the Congress chief is seen on the bottom. Party employees and his safety males rapidly gathered round to assist him up stand up.
Congress basic secretary KC Venugopal condemned the leaders’ arrest.
“The cowardly UP Govt has arrested Shri @RahulGandhi & Smt @PriyankaGandhi for seeking justice & trying to meet the bereaved Hathras victim’s family. I appeal to all PCCs and @INCIndia workers to protest today against the arrest of Rahul ji, Priyanka ji & other party leaders,” tweeted Congress basic secretary KC Venugopal.