Police Stop Priyanka Gandhi From Visiting Sonbhadra, Launches Dharna
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi sat on a dharna against the Uttar Pradesh government and police on Friday as she was stopped from visiting massacred villagers and their families in Sonbhadra. Section 144 has been imposed in Narayanpur of Uttar Pradesh and the drama escalated after Gandhi’s intention to visit the site and hospitals was rejected by the police. “I don’t know where are they taking me, we are ready to go anywhere,” Priyanka Gandhi said as she was taken to a guest house by the police, ANI reported.
She claimed she was denied entry to Sonbhadra, so she launched a dharna against the Uttar Pradesh government. Priyanka said she only wanted to meet the families of the victims.
Speaking to media, Priyanka Gandhi further said she was on her way to Sonbhadra to meet the families of those killed in the land dispute.
Thus she sat on a dharna against the Uttar Pradesh government. She wanted to visit the violence-hit Sonbhadra where 10 people were killed. The victims are injured in the firing over a land dispute.
“Just want to go and meet families of victims. I even said I will take only 4 people with me, but the administration is not letting us go there. They should tell us why we are being stopped. We will continue to sit here peacefully,” Priyanka Gandhi said.
Around 10 were killed, and 18 others were injured. They faced violence when resisted an attempt by village pradhan Yagya Dutt and his supporters to take possession of the 90 bighas of disputed land in the district’s Ghorawal area. So far a total of 26 people have been arrested.
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