Stepping up their assault on the Uttar Pradesh authorities over the Hathras gang-rape case, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra accused it of being insensitive and unethical, and stated authorities are indulging in victim-blaming as a substitute of placing criminals in jail.
4 males allegedly attacked and raped a 19-year-old Dalit lady from Hathras district in Uttar Pradesh. The girl died at a hospital in Delhi final month, two weeks after the alleged torture that triggered widespread outrage.
The Congress leaders launched a social media marketing campaign, urging folks to talk up for the Hathras sufferer.
“The federal government’s perspective within the Hathras incident is inhuman and unethical. They’re engaged in defending the criminals somewhat than serving to the sufferer’s household,” Rahul Gandhi stated.
“Allow us to take one step in the direction of change, allow us to elevate our voice in opposition to the injustice being performed to ladies everywhere in the nation,” he stated in a tweet in Hindi, utilizing the hashtag “SpeakUpForWomenSafety”.
हाथरस घटना में सरकार का रवैया अमानवीय और अनैतिक है। वे पीड़ित परिवार की मदद करने की बजाए अपराधियों की रक्षा करने में लगे हैं।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 12, 2020
The previous Congress president stated a number of days in the past, earlier than he might attain Hathras, he was stopped by authorities. “I fail to know, why was I finished and never allowed to satisfy with the Hathras sufferer’s household.”
Rahul Gandhi alleged that the second he reached the sufferer’s home and talked to her household, the federal government began attacking the household.
“It isn’t the federal government’s job to assist and defend the accused in against the law however ship them to jail and assist the sufferer get justice. The Uttar Pradesh authorities just isn’t doing its job and that’s the reason I’m being stopped,” he stated in a virtually two-minute video connected along with his tweet.
The video clip additionally reveals footage of his go to to Hathras and the way he was stopped.
“I wish to inform the federal government to begin doing its job of sending the criminals to jail and defend the victims. This isn’t the story of only one lady, that is the story of lakhs of girls in India. Lakhs of girls are trying as much as the federal government, which isn’t doing its work,” Rahul Gandhi stated.
“All of us must exert stress on the federal government and assist change the society, as a result of what’s being performed to the moms and daughters within the nation is grossly unjust,” he added.
Congress basic secretary Priyanka Gandhi stated crimes in opposition to ladies are rising and as a substitute of listening to the reality and the voice of the sufferer ladies, allegations are levelled in opposition to them and they’re defamed.
“That is essentially the most shameful and cowardly act,” she stated.
“However the nation’s ladies will now not stay silent. If one sister is victimised, then lakhs of others will elevate their voice and stand with them. We’ll now take duty for our personal security. Now solely ladies should take the duty of girls security,” she stated in a tweet in Hindi.
The 20-year-old lady from Hathras was allegedly gang-raped and assaulted by 4 “higher caste” males from her village. The state authorities has come beneath heavy criticism over the dealing with of the case that many have in comparison with the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, which known as for stricter legal guidelines. A big a part of that criticism has been in regards to the therapy of the younger lady’s traumatised household allegedly locked up of their dwelling whereas the sufferer was unexpectedly cremated.
The state authorities has stated that some folks have been attempting to instigate caste tensions within the aftermath of the incident. Quoting an FSL (forensic science laboratory) report, it has denied the rape prices. The probe into the case has been taken over by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).