Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday attended a prayer meet at Delhi’s Valmiki Temple organised amid nationwide outrage over the alleged rape and homicide of a 20-year-old Dalit girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras.
“We’ll guarantee justice for our sister. We cannot sit quietly until she doesn’t get justice,” she stated, addressing a crowd of Congress supporters and demonstrators.
“The federal government didn’t assist in any respect. Her household is feeling helpless. We’ll put political strain on the federal government. She wasn’t even given a cremation following Hindu customs,” Ms Vadra stated.
The opposition celebration has been on the fore of demonstrations in opposition to the incident that has put Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP, which guidelines on the centre and in UP, on the receiving finish of rising public outrage.
On Thursday, Ms Vadra and her brother Rahul Gandhi have been briefly arrested as they tried to go to the village, round 200 km from Delhi, the place the younger girl was savagely attacked after which spent two weeks in hospital earlier than dying. She was cremated swiftly on Tuesday evening by the police who feared rising protests.
Tv footage confirmed Rahul Gandhi jostling with police earlier than falling to the bottom. After demonstrations within the space on Wednesday, authorities stated that they had banned gatherings of 5 or extra individuals and would block politicians from the realm.
Ms Vadra stored up her assault earlier on Friday on the Uttar Pradesh authorities over the incident and the furtive late evening cremation by cops as she welcomed the Allahabad Excessive Courtroom’s summoning of high officers of the state authorities and police.
“All the nation is demanding justice for the Hathras rape sufferer. The HC order shines a ray of hope amidst the darkish, inhuman and unjust therapy meted out to her household by the UP authorities,” the Congress common secretary tweeted, calling it a “sturdy and inspiring order”.