Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has condemned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for allegedly slandering and victim-shaming the late survivor of the Hathras gangrape case. Vadra posted two tweets today morning that called the BJP “shameless” for defaming the late 20-year-old Dalit rape survivor’s character and allegedly cremating her body without her family’s consent.

What You Should Know: 

  • Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has condemned the BJP for allegedly slandering and victim-shaming the late Hathras gangrape survivor. 
  • Vadra posted two tweets today morning that called the BJP “shameless” for character-assassinating the rape survivor and cremating her secretly. 
  • Vadra has been very active in voicing her dissent over the Uttar Pradesh government’s alleged mishandling of the Hathras gangrape case.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Calls Out BJP As “Shameless”

Vadra’s first tweet condemned the BJP’s “revolting and regressive” narrativisation that “defames a woman’s character.” She wrote, “Creating a narrative that defames a woman’s character and holding her somehow responsible for crimes committed against her is revolting and regressive. A heinous crime has been committed at Hathras, leaving a 20-year-old Dalit woman dead.”

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s second tweet focused on how the Uttar Pradesh administration burned the late survivor’s body “without the participation or consent of her family.” Furthermore, Vadra wrote, “SHE (the late survivor) DESERVES JUSTICE NOT SLANDER.” She ended her Twitter storm with a hashtag that termed the BJP “besharam” or “shameless.”

Vadra has been very active in voicing her dissent over the Uttar Pradesh government’s alleged mishandling of the Hathras gangrape case. Previously, on October 3, she shared a news bulletin and tweeted, “.@myogiadityanath RESIGN. You have no moral right to continue as Chief Minister of UP.”

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Demands Justice For Late Hathras Gangrape Survivor

On September 14, four upper-caste men allegedly raped and mutilated a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh. She eventually succumbed to her injuries in a Delhi hospital on September 29. The incident has sparked off country-wide protests against the lack of women’s security and caste-based discrimination in India.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has voiced her outrage over the case and shown her support for the late survivor’s family on various occasions. On October 3, she attended a prayer meeting for the survivor at Delhi’s Valmiki Temple. Uttar Pradesh police also detained and manhandled Vadra and her brother, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, when the duo was on their way to Hathras to meet the survivor’s family on October 1. Vadra and Gandhi were finally able to meet the survivor’s family on October 3.

After the meeting, Vadra told the media, “Wherever something wrong happens, we will be there to ensure justice is served. No one can stop us.”

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Tarini Gandhiok is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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