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Priyanka Gandhi Attends Prayer Meet Over Hathras Gang Rape Case, To Meet Dalit Woman’s Family On Saturday

Priyanka Gandhi Cavalcade

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was in Delhi to attend a prayer meet for the 19 year old Dalit girl who was gang raped in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh. Gandhi attended this at Delhi’s Valmiki Temple organised amid country outrage over the brutal rape case. This rape case is being called another Nirbhaya.

Gandhi along with her mother, Sonia Gandhi have been speaking up on the Hathras gang rape murder. Sonia Gandhi criticised the approach of the UP government and the efforts made to investigate this case.

It is being reported that Vadra, along with her brother ad fellow Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, will meet the family of the deceased Dalit woman on Saturday. “We are all here to ensure that the girl gets justice. We will pressure the government to get her justice,” she said, as her HindustanTimes. 

In Thursday, Vadra and Rahul Gandhi had been briefly detained at a guesthouse in Greater Noida, following their attempt to visit Hathras. While detaining them the local police had said that there was a ban on public assembly in the area.

The gangrape and murder of a young Dalit woman, allegedly by four upper caste men, has sparked nationwide outrage. The family has accused UP police of “forcibly” cremating her body and keeping them from taking her home before the cremation.

On Thursday Prashant Kumar, Uttar Pradesh ADG for law and order went on record to say that the woman hadn’t been gangraped, as claimed by news reports. He alleged that the case was falsely being given the caste colour, and that action will be taken against people spreading such rumours. However, a news channel countered his claims by releasing a recorded interview of the survivor before her death, in which she can be seen attesting that she was raped. You can read more about it here.