On Wednesday, BJP MP from Hathras, Rajvir Diler, and UP’s panchayati raj minister Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary, who also happens to be BJP’s district incharge, had met the family of the Hathras victim to assure them of action against the four accused. However, the Hathras District Magistrate on Thursday decided to ban entry of all political party leaders to the district citing law and order issues triggered by wide-scale protests by locals in Hathras against the mid-night cremation of the victim.
“The entry of Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi in Hathras would have further inflamed tensions and it is clear that they were only coming here for political gains. Further, there is Covid-19 protocol in place and the state is on alert after the Babri verdict on Wednesday,” a senior UP government official said. SP leaders as well as media persons were also not allowed to enter Hathras on Thursday, triggering allegations of a cover-up. SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati were conspicuous by their absence.
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8 Comments on this Story
Mcjaithalya Mcjaithalya51 days ago
In this case whatever done by UP Govt. is absolutely right looking to prevailing circumstances
S. SUNDARARAMAN SRINIVASAN55 days ago
It is chilling through our spine...to read an eye-witness account.. on how the police/admin in U.P. carried on with wee-hour cremation.. of the dead body of the victim - 2.30 A.M... despite protests by family & villagers.. Can political rule get worse than this.. OUR HON. PRESIDENT/CJI/PM is denied such jolting freezing news items..? Gok
Chandrasekaran Krishnamurthy56 days ago
Every party wants to gain politics on this tragedy. If they are totally concerned cash compensation may be given to the poor family as a mark of respect to the deceased rape victim.