As a 20-year-old Dalit girl loses her life after being gang-raped and strangulated in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras, a massive outrage can be seen amongst the people. As the police in Uttar Pradesh bars media from entering and meeting the family and also restricts the family movements, Haryana’s Kaithal district sees some violent protests.
The angst that the people had toward the oppression that is meted out to the lower and minority communities were clearly visible on these protestor’s faces. But no amount of angst and frustration can ever be justified as to give protestors a right to resort to stone pelting and vandalism. While the protestors in Kaithal grew violent, the Haryana police had to resort to lathi-charge.
However, the conditions in Kaithal are currently under control and the protestors have been dispersed from the area.