Hathras Horror : FIR against 60 Samajwadi party members for candle march

The move comes as a series of FIRs registered against protesters, who came out on the streets against the UP police's handling of the case.

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Noida (UP):The alleged gang rape and murder of a young girl in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh has raised quite a storm in the society. As if the death of the victim is not enough to raise anger in society, the blatant support of police and administration has raised a lot of questions on the how caste crimes and crime against women are treated by the society.

Lot of citizenry and social organizations came to streets protesting the government handling of the case and their harassment of the victim’s family since the news broke out of the death of the girl.

UP government tried to stop opposition leaders like Rahul gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi from entering Uttar Pradesh on 1st October.

800 people have been booked in 5 FIRs from 1st october to 5th oct.

The latest in the series of overt police action came yesterday, when around 60 people including samajwadi party workers were booked by Gautam Buddh Nagar police for carrying out candle-light marches on October 2 seeking justice for the Hathras gangrape and murder victim.

Workers of the opposition Samajwadi Party staged a candlelight vigil in Noida on 2nd October, demanding a fair investigation into the death of the 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras.

Many Locals and city-based rights activists also took part in the candlelight vigil.

Demanding strict punishment for the guilty, the SP workers raised slogans against the Yogi Adityanath government during the march that started from Salarpur and culminated near Bhangel in Sector 82 of Noida.

“Strict action should be taken against the culprits after a fair investigation into the Hathras incident,” local SP leader Raghvendra Dubey said.

“All government departments are trying to hush up the case and the possibility of a fair probe looks bleak. Opposition parties are baton-charged on the instructions of the government, with might replacing democracy,” he alleged. SP workers said their struggle will continue until the victim’s family gets justice.

The move comes as a series of FIRs registered against protesters, who came out on the streets against the UP police’s handling of the case.

According to police, the FIR has been filed against Samajwadi Party leader Deepak Nagar among the ten named and around 50 unnamed persons.

According to a report by Times of India The compliant which has been filed by sub-inspector Avshesh Bhati from Bisrakh police station in Greater Noida states that on the evening of October 1, scores of people carried out candle-light marches near the Ek Murti roundabout in Greater Noida West thus disrupting traffic and violating guidelines formed in the view of COVID-19.

The protesters also raised slogans against the Uttar Pradesh government and police, the complaint read. Meanwhile, the local Samajwadi party leaders have claimed that the protest was carried out peacefully and under the supervision of Bisrakh police while no guidelines were violated.

A 19-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly raped by four upper-caste men in Hathras on September 14. She died on September 29 at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital where she had been brought for treatment. The victim was cremated in the dead of the night near her home on September 30. Her family alleged that they were forced by the local police to hurriedly conduct her last rites. Local police officers, however, said the cremation was carried out “as per the wishes of the family”.

Also Read: Decoding the Politics of “Order”: Hathras Gangrape and Caste-Crimes in Uttar Pradesh




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