Woman Manhandled At UP Panchayat Polls, Video Emerges: Report

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Anita Yadav manhandled: A woman in Lakhimpur Kheri district, identified as Anita Yadav, was reportedly manhandled by some men amid panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh. A video of the same emerged Thursday, sparking wide shock and outrage on social media.

Several netizens are claiming the men who attacked her allegedly tried to pull her saree off, dubbing it a ‘cheerharan.

The video, now viral, was first posted by NDTV‘s executive editor Kamal Khan. “Anita Yadav’s saree is being taken off in Lakhimpur Kheri. She was the proponent of SP’s block chief candidate Ritu Singh,” he wrote.

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SheThePeople could not independently verify the authenticity of the video. 

Anita Yadav Manhandled, Video Sparks Outrage: What To Know

Yadav is a supporter of the Samajwadi Party, a direct opponent to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state’s ongoing panchayat elections at the block level. Block chairman elections will be held on Saturday, July 10. The BJP has clinched victory at the zila panchayat elections with 65 out of 75 seats.

As per reports, Yadav had accompanied Ritu Singh, SP candidate who was there to file a nomination for the block polls. The video shows Yadav, in a pink saree, was pulled around by men. The incident has led many to question the law and order situation during the polls under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

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Image: Screengrab / Kamal Khan, Twitter video