Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday, 2 October, attended the prayer meet for the victim of the Hathras incident, at the Maharishi Valmiki Temple in Delhi, say media reports.
Smt. @priyankagandhi arrives at Prachin Bhagwan Valmiki Mandir, a temple which hosted #MahatmaGandhi for 214 days during the freedom struggle, to attend a prayer meet for the Hathras victim. We stand strong with the victim's family at this time of grief & pray she rests in peace. pic.twitter.com/HEj0QrjfYl
— Congress (@INCIndia) October 2, 2020
"We will ensure justice for our sister. We won't sit quietly till she does not get justice," Priyanka Gandhi said, as she addressed a crowd comprising of Congress supporters and members of the Valmiki community who organised the event, according to NDTV.
"“The government did not help at all. Her family is feeling helpless. We will put political pressure on the government. She wasn’t even given a cremation following Hindu customs,”" - Priyanka Gandhi, Congress leaderFIR Against Priyanka, Rahul, 200 Congress Workers
On Thursday, 1 October, an FIR was lodged against Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, as well as around 200 party workers, under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Epidemic Diseases Act, PTI reported.
After their detention by the Uttar Pradesh Police earlier on Thursday, 1 October, while on their way to meet the kin of the Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped and murdered, the Congress leaders were released and sent back to Delhi by the UP Police, IANS reported.
The UP Police had detained them near the Yamuna Expressway, while they were walking towards Hathras to meet the family of the deceased gang-rape victim.
Ranvijay Singh, Additional DCP Gautam Budh Nagar, had told IANS that the Congress leaders were taken into custody, and they would not be allowed to go further. He added that they have a letter from DM Hathras, saying that if they visit Hathras, it may “disturb the law and order situation in the district.”
Victim Was ‘Forcibly Cremated’
The body of the 19-year-old Dalit woman who was gang-raped and murdered, allegedly by four upper-caste men in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras, was allegedly ‘forcibly cremated’ by the Uttar Pradesh Police in the wee hours on Wednesday, 30 September.
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