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Hathras Case: Lawyer Demands Permanent Accommodation In Delhi For Deceased Girl’s Family

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Advocate Seema Kushwaha, the lawyer representing the late Hathras victim’s, recently said that the authorities should provide the deceased girl’s family with permanent accommodation in Delhi. A case has been filed in the Allahabad High Court (HC) regarding the same. The Lucknow bench of the HC will hear the case today, November 2.

Times NOW has reported that DM Hathras Praveen Kumar and suspended SP Vikrant Vir will be presenting their defence before the bench during today’s hearing.

What You Should Know: 

  • Advocate Seema Kushwaha, the lawyer representing the late Hathras victim, recently said that the authorities should provide the deceased’s family with permanent accommodation in Delhi.
  • A case has been filed in the Allahabad High Court (HC) regarding the same. 
  • As per reports, DM Hathras Praveen Kumar and suspended SP Vikrant Vir will be presenting their defence before the bench during today’s hearing.
  • The lawyer has also demanded that the authorities give a job to one of the family’s members. 

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Seema Kushwaha: Deceased girl’s Family Should Be Given Permanent Accommodation In Delhi

As per an ANI report, on October 24, Kushwaha filed an affidavit listing the deceased girl’s family’s demands. One of the demands referred to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s yet unfulfilled promise of giving a job to one of the family’s members. Another demand related to the provision of permanent accommodation for the family in Delhi. Kushwaha reasoned that the Dalit family is surrounded by influential upper caste people at their Hathras residence. The family has also put forth a demand to terminate the officials related to the case. Kushwaha told ANI, “ I hope that the court will consider my demands as mentioned in the affidavit.”

The court has already fulfilled the family’s demand regarding protection. As per Times NOW, the Supreme Court had directed the Home Ministry to give protection to the deceased girl’s family. Consequently, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were deployed in the Hathras district to protect the family against anti-social elements.

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About The Case

On September 14, 2020, a 19-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly gangraped by four upper-caste men in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh. Eventually, on September 29, 2020, the woman succumbed to her injuries in a Delhi hospital. The incident sparked widespread protests all over the nation.

On October 1, the Allahabad High Court’s Lucknow bench took suo-moto cognizance (when the court takes a case on their own) of the case. Earlier this month, the Allahabad HC also said that the Uttar Pradesh authorities’ act of cremating the girl’s body without her family’s knowledge infringed upon her human rights. On October 27, the Allahabad HC was directed by the SC to monitor the Central Bureau of Investigation’s probe into the case.

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Tarini Gandhiok is an intern with SheThePeople.TV