RAHUL Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra detained while proceeding to Hathras

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Ex-Congress President Rahul Gandhi, AICC General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra along with several other Congress activists on Thursday, October 1 were detained on Yamuna Expressway while they were proceeding to Hathras, about 70 km away. They continued to proceed to defy repeated requests by the Police to stop their march to visit the bereaved family of a 19 years old girl who was brutally killed by miscreants in Hatras. Yogi Adityanath Government claims that as per the Post Mortem report, no sign of rape has been detected. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has met her father and empathized with the family and announced to pay Rs 25 lakh. He also assured a fair probe by the SIT within seven days for taking follow-up action. 

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Earlier during the day, the vehicles of Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and others were stopped in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida, party functionaries said. Rahul and Vadra were accompanied by Congress media head Randeep Surjewala and General Secretary (Organisation) KC Venugopal to Hathras where prohibitory orders have been promulgated. Its borders have also been sealed. The convoy was stopped near Pari Chowk, prompting party workers and senior leaders to proceed on foot, with some functionaries saying they would walk down to Hathras. Around the same time last year, we were fighting for the Unnao daughter and the situation in UP has not changed in a year,” Priyanka Gandhi told reporters as she started walking on the expressway. In a tweet, said, the family had been detained and was not being allowed to talk to anyone. Posting a video of the victim’s father, Vadra said, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath would have to take the responsibility for the alleged gangrape of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in the district and strict action should be taken against the perpetrators of the crime. The victim died in a Delhi hospital on Tuesday. He (Adityanath) would have to do something for women’s safety. We will continue to fight till the time he does something. The women in the entire state will fight as they realize that they are not safe and secure. Every day such incidents are happening. As many as 11 rape cases are registered in Uttar Pradesh every day,” she said.

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