Opposition leaders from throughout the nation condemned the detainment of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi by Uttar Pradesh Police whereas he was on his strategy to meet the relations of the 19-year-old Hathras gangrape sufferer.
The Congress chief was strolling to his vacation spot alongside along with his sister Priyanka Gandhi after their convoy was stopped at Yamuna Expressway, citing imposition of Section 144.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar slammed the “reckless” behaviour of the police and known as the incident “extremely condemnable”.
“Reckless behaviour of UP Police towards @INCIndia leader Shri @RahulGandhi is extremely condemnable. It is reprehensible for those who are supposed to uphold the law to trample upon the democratic values in such a manner,” he tweeted.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M Ok Stalin mentioned that the incident confirmed the extent of “atrocities and injustices” confronted by residents underneath a “ruthless government”.
“I strongly condemn #Hathras & #Balrampur rape cases which show the extent of atrocities & injustices faced by citizens under such a ruthless & cruel govt. If @RahulGandhi can be manhandled for seeking #JusticeForIndiasDaughters what protects the common man from @myogiadityanath?,” Stalin tweeted.
Congress chief Shashi Tharoor shared photographs of the scuffle between UP Police and Rahul Gandhi on his Twitter deal with, and mentioned that Opposition presence was being termed as “politicisation”. Earlier within the day, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi had urged the opposition to not enhance the stress via “political tourism”.
“Godi media terms opposition presence as politicisation: how low will they bend to serve their masters’ agenda? The role of Opposition is to stand up for the victims of a Govt which lets lawlessness run rife, denies any form of justice to the family & tries to cremate the truth,” Tharoor tweeted.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan slammed the UP Police for stopping Rahul Gandhi from visiting the sufferer’s household, calling the transfer “anti-democratic”.
“Rahul Gandhi has every democratic right to go to Hathras. There is also constitutional freedom. The move to eliminate it all is ultimately anti-democratic. This cannot be allowed in a democratic society. The police assault on Rahul Gandhi is a reprehensible act,” mentioned Vijayan in an official assertion.
The 19-year-old gangrape sufferer had succumbed to her accidents in Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on Tuesday.
(with company inputs)