Congress leaders Rahul gandhi and Priyanka gandhi were stopped by police in Noida while they were marching towards Hathras to meet the family of the Dalit gang rape victim. In dramatic scenes on the highway, Rahul Gandhi alleged that he was pushed to the ground and lathi-charged when he and Priyanka Gandhi were marching on the highway after their convoy was stopped by Uttar Pradesh policemen.
हाथरस के पीड़ित परिवार से मिलने दिल्ली से हाथरस निकले श्री @RahulGandhi जी एवं श्रीमती @priyankagandhi जी के काफिले को उप्र की तानाशाह पुलिस ने रोका,— Srinivas B V (@srinivasiyc) October 1, 2020
राहुल गांधी जी ने शुरू की पदयात्रा, पैदल ही निकले हाथरस की ओर.. pic.twitter.com/YefquJYzK3
Why are you arresting me? What are the grounds for the arrest? Please tell the media,” Rahul Gandhi said in a heated exchange with policemen, who said that they were charging him with “Section 188” – a law on defying official orders.
In visuals, the Congress leader was seen resisting policemen who were trying to stop him. The Congress MP was shoved by the cops and he was seen falling to the ground in the chaos.
Just now police pushed me, lathicharged me and threw me to the ground. I want to ask, can only Modi Ji walk in this country? Can’t a normal person walk? Our vehicle was stopped, so we started walking,” Rahul Gandhi said, targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The 19-year-old Dalit woman, who died in a Delhi hospital on Tuesday a fortnight after she was gang-raped at Hathras while she was out to collect fodder with her mother, was cremated in the early hours of Wednesday, with her family alleging the local police forced them to conduct the last rites in the dead of the night.