Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Detained On Way To Visiting Sonbhadra Clash Victims, Rahul Gandhi Calls It ‘Illegal Arrest’

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday hit out at Uttar Pradesh government for stopping Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from proceeding towards Sonbhadra village to meet the victims of a clash. The Gandhi scion in a Twitter post claimed that Priyanka was illegally arrested.

Sonbhadra, July 19: Indian National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday hit out at Uttar Pradesh government for stopping Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from proceeding towards Sonbhadra village to meet the victims of a clash. The Gandhi scion in a Twitter post claimed that Priyanka was illegally arrested. However, she was detained and taken to a guest house. Section 144 Imposed in Sonbhadra After 10 Killed Over Land Dispute.

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"The illegal arrest of Priyanka in Sonbhadra, UP, is disturbing. This arbitrary application of power, to prevent her from meeting families of the 10 Adivasi farmers brutally gunned down for refusing to vacate their own land, reveals the BJP Govt’s increasing insecurity in UP," he said.  UP: Shooting in Sonbhadra Over Property Dispute; Yogi Adityanath Takes Cognisance.

Tweet by Rahul Gandhi:

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Earlier today, Priyanka was stopped in Mirzapur from visiting Sonbhadra village to meet the families of 10 victims who were killed in the clash. Following which she staged the dharna. "I want to peacefully meet the family members of the victims who had fallen to the bullets in the clash. I want to see the orders under which I have been stopped to meet them," she said.

Tweet by ANI:


On July 17, ten people were killed and over 20 were injured in clashes over land dispute in Sonbhadra district. The occurrence took place when a dispute arose over apiece of land between Gond and Gujjar communities.